HRRC seeks to spread word of its programs with Feb. 18 event

Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) has scheduled a special event to increase awareness of its programs. On Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., HRRC will present You Can Do It! 10 Simple DIY Repairs at the Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Community Center, 3450 Lee Road in Shaker Heights. The event is free to residents of any city; to make a reservation (suggested), call 216- 381-6100, ext. 16.

Since 1971, HRRC has worked to foster diverse and sustainable neighborhoods by empowering and educating homeowners to repair and maintain their homes. Located and founded in Cleveland Height, HRRC provides program services throughout Northeast Ohio.

HRRC recently partnered with Home Matters, a national movement working to spread awareness and raise funds for affordable housing and better communities across the country.

With its creative mix of self-help programs—including help in identifying and contracting repairs for seniors, financial counseling and education for home buyers, and skills training for current homeowners—HRRC’s programs align closely with Home Matters’ mission to underscore the link between home and core societal issues, such as health, education, safety, individual success and the economy.

Five Kent State University public relations undergraduate students recently worked with HRRC to help the nonprofit spread word of its mission. Working under the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2015 Bateman competition, the KSU students are focusing on increasing awareness of HRRC in Shaker Heights throughout the month of February.

Rebecca Stager

Becky Stager has been HRRC's home repair education coordinator since 1989. Visit or call 216-381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:08 PM, 02.16.2015