The Pittsburgh Project utilizes over 2,000 people annually to perform free home repairs for vulnerable homeowners.
Massaro Restoration Services partnered with The Pittsburgh Project on September 8 to help restore a home for Mr. Phillip Willis, a disabled veteran, whose home is in great need of major renovations.
Four employees from the restoration division- Brian Reuss, Gary Baker, Joe Stanonis and Keith Bastine installed ceiling drywall in the living room while three The Pittsburgh Project volunteers – Dave, Ross and Perry taught me how to lay ceramic tile on a newly poured cement floor in the basement, for what is going to be Mr. Willis’ future kitchen.
The Pittsburgh Project and Mr. Willis have expressed their gratitude and asked to refer other volunteers to assist in the completion of this home. There is quite a bit more work that needs completed in order for this veteran to have a fully functioning kitchen and an insulated home before winter.
It was a pleasure working with The Pittsburgh Project and I hope to have the opportunity to serve alongside them next year for other worthy projects.
Anyone wishing to volunteer their time/skills in assisting with the completion of Mr. Willis’ home or for other homes The Pittsburgh Project is working on, can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting their website at http://pittsburghproject.org/.
Article by Vivian Anderson, Office Manager