Housing Assistance Big Fix-a-Thon Kick-Off Offers Early Sign-Up

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April 16, 2019 (Hyannis, MA) — Housing Assistance invites interested participants to a free Big Fix-a-Thon Kick-Off on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 pm at Shepley Showcase at 75 Benjamin Franklin Way in Hyannis.
This month’s kick-off will provide details on how residents and business owners can get involved in the annual day of service event, which will be held on October 5, 2019 in several Barnstable villages. During the Big Fix-a-Thon, volunteers make a difference in the lives of their neighbors: seniors, veterans and disabled people who need help with home repairs, yard clean-ups and other projects. Volunteers also raise funds to support Housing Assistance’s year-round programs which includes operating four family shelters; homeless outreach; homelessness prevention; energy assistance; conducting financial literacy workshops; and housing development.
Housing Assistance is recruiting fundraising volunteers, hands-on volunteers, and sponsors. Residents can register for the event at www.haconcapecod.org/big-fix.
“The Big Fix-a-Thon enables the public to give back to their neighbors in need in meaningful ways,” said Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta Galazzi. “In just a few short hours they can witness the tangible results of their efforts and how important safe, stable housing is to our community.”
In addition to Barnstable, the Big Fix-a-Thon has been to Sandwich, Dennis, Mashpee, Yarmouth, Bourne, Brewster, Falmouth, and last year, Harwich. Over the course of the past nine years, more than 2,000 volunteers have helped make a difference in the lives of 124 homeowners in nine Cape Cod towns.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the Big Fix-a-Thon should contact Event and Resource Development Coordinator Deanna Bussiere at dbussiere@haconcapecod.org or 508-771-5400, ext. 270.
About Housing Assistance Corporation
Housing Assistance is a 45-year-old nonprofit based in Hyannis, whose mission is to ensure that all on Cape Cod and the Islands have a safe, stable, decent place to live. Housing Assistance operates four homeless shelters on Cape Cod; develops affordable housing; oversees Section 8 vouchers for the region; conducts foreclosure counseling; holds educational workshops for first-time homebuyers and those looking to rebuild their credit; provides energy and weatherization services to low-income households and keeps residents in their homes through its homelessness prevention program. To learn more about Housing Assistance programs and services visit www.HAConCapeCod.org.

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