Wright State University Alumni Association Community Service Day, May 5, 2012
Join Wright State alumni, students and friends as they give back to the Fairborn community with the local Christmas in Action Fairborn Chapter, “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.” Twenty homes have been selected to have work done. The community repair day is Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ten low-income houses and 10 senior low-income houses will be the projects for the day. Many volunteers are needed to complete the work on each house.
Christmas in Action (CIA) is a 501 C (3) not-for-profit corporation that has successfully implemented the "tried and true" idea of "neighbor helping neighbor" by partnering with the community to repair the homes of low-income and/or disabled homeowners. When CIA's founder, Bobby Trimble, first started this program as a result of a lesson he was teaching to a group of young men in his Sunday School scripture class, he realized he had been led to a segment of our society which is, for the most part, completely overlooked. Local, state and federal government programs are "out there" for low-income young couples and children, and yet, there are virtually no programs to help the elderly and disabled who are living on fixed incomes. Think of trying to live on Social Security or disability anywhere from $500 to $800/month! Imagine paying for a roof, plumbing, wheelchair ramp, etc., while trying to pay for prescriptions and food on this kind of income. Without Christmas in Action, literally thousands of elderly and disabled homeowners would have been displaced.
Visit www.christmasinactionfairborn.org to learn more about Christmas in Action Fairborn.
Rain date for the repair day is Saturday, May 12. For more information visit Christmas in Action. For more information about volunteering, visit the office of Alumni Relations website at www.wrightstatealumni.com or call (937) 775-2620.