Christmas In Action Orientation
Christmas In Action is seeking volunteer House Captains (team leaders) and teams to help make home repairs.
Christmas in Action is a non-profit organization that since 1983 has repaired the homes of low-income elderly or disabled residents of Wichita County.
The repair work requested could involve painting, yard work, replacing broken windows, repairing or replacing a roof, building wheelchair ramps, installing deadbolts, fixing leaky faucets, and just about anything else that could go wrong with a house. The materials to do the repair work are paid for with donations or grants.
Volunteers are needed from church groups, civic organizations, co-workers, Sheppard AFB, or other groups who are willing to work on the homes. The team should select a leader to attend one of the House Captain Orientations on the following dates:
Monday – March 28, 2011 at 6 pm for First time house captains.
Tuesday – March 29, 2011 at 6 pm for Previous house captains.
Saturday – April 2, 2011 at 10 am for Make up for any house captain.
Project Selection night will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6 p.m. The location for selecting homes will be at 1st Presbyterian, 3601 Taft Blvd. in Wichita Falls. At this time the house captain will select the house project the group will work on according to the number of volunteers and the skills of the group.
The project workday, which is always on the last Saturday in April, will be on 30 April 2011.
Participants with the Christmas in Action program will receive a volunteer T-shirt in appreciation of their willingness to help some of our neighbors in need.
If you don’t have a team, individual volunteer positions are also available. Positions range from area coordinators, debris trailer driver/navigator, transfer station workers and board member, etc.
All repairs are offered to the qualified homeowner free of charge so the need for material or monetary donations is continual.