PTAA’s annual summer drive to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC kicks off over the next week and we’d love to see all of our apartment industry friends get involved. Here’s a couple of ways you can do so in the immediate future:
Fill the Stands With Cans! on July 9-10
We have partnered with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Winston-Salem Dash and WXII to help collect food and cash for Second Harvest during two games next week. The first is July 9, 2015 at the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the second is July 10, 2015 at the Winston-Salem Dash. Here’s how you can get involved:
Volunteer to collect food/money at the gates for either game. Just email us at email@example.com to register or call the office at 336-294-4428.
Take advantage of the private boxes we’ve secured at each game and attend with your coworkers, family and friends. The price is $35/person and includes all the food you can eat, and there’s also the advantage of being able to hang out in a sheltered box so no worries about the humidity. In addition the Grasshoppers Game has a ‘Thirsty Thursday’ promotion and the Dash will have fireworks after the game. Make sure to register today! Hoppers Registration – Dash Registration
Matt’s Run to Fight Hunger, July 4, 2015
Matt Ketterman, a PTAA Board Member and long-time supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, is once again hosting his 5K/10K to raise food and money to fight hunger. There’s no entry fee for the race, but he does request that you make a donation to Second Harvest. The run is Saturday, July 4 at 7:00 a.m. and starts at Fleet Feet in Greensboro (3731 Lawndale Drive).
On March 22-23 PTAA partnered with Housing Greensboro for its Labor of Love project. A couple of nice stories about the project ran on local TV news broadcasts. You can find WFMY’s here and WXII’s here.
This year PTAA will be working with Housing Greensboro for our Labor of Love project. Fox8 did a nice story on Housing Greensboro that you can see here.
For our project this year we’ll be working on two homes in Greensboro and below is a brief description of each project. Our project dates are March 22 & 23 and we need volunteers for both days. You can volunteer for a whole day, both days or just a couple of hours on either day. To register simply visit our website or call the PTAA office at (336) 294-4428. We hope to see you out there!
Here are the project descriptions:
Home Repair Project #1:
The homeowner has owned her home for 23 years. She is an elderly woman with breast cancer who lives alone and needs repairs to make her home warmer, drier and safer. She has a very low limited income and cannot do the repairs herself.
Scope of repair work:
- Roof- replace sheathing, felt paper, drip edge, shingles, pipe boots, ridge vent & ridge cap
- Exterior- seal & flash windows, repair missing brick at slab, replace knob & deadbolt on front door, reinstall storm door
- Bathroom- install baseboard behind sink, install grab bars in shower
- Kitchen- fix leaking sink, replace faucets & repair tiles on countertop
- Energy Efficiency- air seal attic, install insulation dam & insulated lid for attic access, install bathroom fans, replace blubs with CFLs throughout house, patch sheetrock in utility room & tape joints
Home Repair Project #2:
The homeowner has owned the home for 20 years. She is an older adult living with her daughter and they both have disabilities which limit their ability to financially or physically do the repairs themselves. Her home needs plumbing, electrical and accessibility repairs to make her home warmer, drier and safer.
Scope of repair work:
- Plumbing- caulk tub, replace faucet, supply lines & toilet
- Electrical- replace motion light, cap wire for disposal & install junction box with cover over sink
- Accessibility- install grab bars beside toilet & in shower, install handrails at front & rear doors
- Other- replace back door to laundry room, repair deck
- Energy Efficiency- vent dryer to outside, air seal fireplace, install insulated lid on attic access, air seal attic & crawlspace