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PSI HomeSavers kicks off fall home repair campaign with call for volunteer crews

PSI HomeSavers, a non-profit founded in 1982 by Rob Mosbacher, is asking crew sponsors to commit to participating in the October segment of the HomeSavers Volunteer Program, according to Bob Conklin, executive director of PSI HomeSavers.

Local churches, schools, civic organizations and corporations that sponsor crews work alone or with another group to complete exterior home repairs. Crews usually have 20 or more volunteers, however, crews as small as 10 may be accepted. Volunteer crews will be dispatched to more than 100 homes to perform essential exterior home repairs Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27. Groups interested in participating in the fall segment should contact HomeSavers at 713-659-2511. The deadline for crew commitment is Friday, Sept. 21.

HomeSavers offers opportunities for volunteer crews of all skill levels. Unskilled crews will be placed at homes needing painting or yard cleanup. Skilled crews perform more complex home repairs including siding replacement, window and doorsills, porch decking and structural repairs.

Low-income homeowners with disabilities or at least 62 years of age are eligible for repairs through the program. Homeowners who are interested in being part of the program should call HomeSavers at 713-659-1806 with their name and address. All repairs are free to qualified clients.

HomeSavers, 20 years old, is a leader in affordable housing in Houston, managing up to $4 million in completed home repair projects annually. Exterior repair projects are delivered through the HomeSavers Volunteer Program and funded by the private sector. New roofs and interiors repairs are funded by the public sector and completed by contractors.

Through the HomeSavers Volunteer Program, volunteer crews sponsored by corporations, churches, schools and non-profit organizations repair home exteriors. Since 1985, HomeSavers has been responsible for almost 3,600 restored home exteriors. The volunteer servant base has expanded to more than 5,000 employees and members volunteering in up to 300 crews annually.

Roof and critical interior repairs are completed by contractors through the Roofs Over Houston and Interior Repairs programs. These programs have delivered more than 1,350 new roofs and more than 1,100 interior system repairs since 1996. In addition to restoring roofs, contractors repair plumbing, electrical systems, foundations and weatherization work including doors, windows, walls and ceilings to provide safe, secure living.
PSI HomeSavers is participating in the Allison Recovery Initiative. Homeowners needing “clean-out” should call 713-822-8815. For repairs, call the IDRA hotline at 713-621-2125.

PSI HomeSavers is located at 1111 Fannin, Suite 1335, Houston, Texas 77002. A nonprofit corporation, PSI HomeSavers initiates and encourages private sector involvement in addressing critical community needs with resources, expertise and compassion. PSI HomeSavers’ primary focus is to deliver home repairs to qualified low-income elder or disabled homeowners. For more information, please call PSI at 713-659-2511 or visit its Web site at www.psihomesavers.org.