We launched our new Project Repair: ADVANCED workshops this month and wanted to share some pics from the night. Ten attendees worked with the technicians from Berry Insulation and learned how to caulk, use spray foam insulation, and install weatherstripping. They practiced caulking to learn how to lay down a good bead, then they went […]
Andy Wyatt, Senior Advisor at WyattWorks Plumbing, is a new instructor for Home Repair Resource Center. Asked how he got into the plumbing business, Andy started looking back. “38 years ago I was at Kent State University, studying Radio and Film, my lifelong dream. Life was good, but money was short. I heard of a plumber […]
Priyanka and Ryan bought their first house in February of this year. She soon enrolled in HRRC’s Home How-To for Women: Carpentry classes, explaining, “My dear friend Shelby told me about it, and I was interested in learning skills which would empower me to take care of the house. Right after we moved in, the pipes froze, and […]
Home How-To for Women. How much fun is this? Eight Awesome Women Solder One Amazing Sculpture We’re ready to take the plumbing world by storm!
By Pam Wetherill, HRRC Repair Education Coordinator What happens when two great nonprofits get together to make a difference in the lives of kids? HANDS-ON SUMMER CAMP happens, that’s what! This week, Open Doors Academy brought energetic, curious & adventurous middle school-age kids to HRRC for a fun, interactive, 2-day summer camp. Open […]
By Pam Wetherill, HRRC Repair Education Coordinator We call our Project Repair workshops “Hands-On” for a reason. Here’s a class we just held on how to replace a block of sidewalk with concrete. Taught by Bill Knop from the city of Cleveland Heights, students poured us a new block of sidewalk: AWESOME! Stop by and […]
By Pam Wetherill, HRRC Repair Education Coordinator What? A Saturday in Cleveland with no rain? Believe it! HRRC spent quality time with seven residents and six volunteers from the St Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) on June 6th. Professional painter Matt Jenkins took participants through the whole house painting process, from suiting up to scraping, […]
By Pam Wetherill, HRRC Repair Education Coordinator HRRC@WRRK–Empowering Homeowners! Over 150 people joined HRRC on Tuesday, June 30th for a well-timed HouseMender University presentation entitled “Yard Drainage Options.” J. Meiring Borcherds, Watershed Coordinator at the Sustainable Environments Program of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, gave an hour-long presentation at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity […]