As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Wheaton performed 40 hours of repair and maintenance jobs this week free of charge to benefit Community Housing Advocacy and Development.
CHAD provides affordable housing for low- to moderate-income residents in the western suburbs. On Sept. 10, Mr. Handyman owner Wayne Owczarzak and four employees worked on a CHAD housing unit in Bartlett, removing a dead tree, painting, and performing several interior repairs and updates.
This project is part of a national effort, where technicians are encouraged to reach out to a local charity, organization, or individual in need to offer their services in fixing up living areas, kitchens, bathrooms or anything else that comes to mind. All projects took place the week of Sept. 9, in honor of the anniversary of 9/11.
“We are thrilled to be working with CHAD as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” Owczarzak said. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our community and we are excited to be a part of a national operation to help those in need.”
This year, more than 1 million Americans served in their communities as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, according to United We Serve, a national organization that supports the cause.
Mr. Handyman has donated a combined 2,900 hours of labor to groups in need over the past four years. The franchise used their technicians’ time this year with local fire stations and other groups in the hopes of building on past efforts.
“Our brand is made up of local entrepreneurs who thrive in their communities, and there’s no better time for our franchisees to give back than during this week,” Mr. Handyman President Alex Roberts said in a prepared statement. “During this time, it’s important to show the country what we're capable of—honoring the lives and memories of 9/11 heroes past and present.”