PSI Homesavers complete fall home repairs

More than 2,500 volunteers from Houston businesses, churches, school and civic groups joined forces recently for the fall segment of PSI HomeSavers’ volunteer home repair program, according to Bob Conklin, executive director of PSI HomeSavers.

Volunteer crews invested some 30,000 hours in sweat equity to complete free exterior repairs for almost 100 elder or disabled homeowners in Houston. The repairs were valued in excess of $500,000.

“The response by volunteers to this service opportunity is remarkable,” Conklin said. “Once again the compassionate spirit of the people of Houston has given back to those in need.”

Volunteer representatives came from many Houston businesses, churches and organizations including ExxonMobil, Conoco, Bank of America, Second Baptist Church, Episcopal High School, Duke Energy and Schlumberger, among others.

HomeSavers organizes volunteer home repairs for elder or disabled homeowners in Houston twice a year. The spring 2002 segment of the home repairs will take place Saturday, April 20 and 27, 2002. The deadline for volunteer crew commitment is March 22, 2002.

PSI HomeSavers, a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by Rob Mosbacher, is located at 1111 Fannin, Suite 1335. HomeSavers initiates and encourages private sector involvement in addressing critical community needs with resources, expertise and compassion. HomeSavers’ primary focus is to deliver home repairs to qualified low-income elderly or disabled homeowners. For more information, call 713-659-2511 or visit