Archive for January, 2015

Yachad Helps Families Stay Warm This Winter

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

“A Home for the Holidays”

Gives Yachad Families A Special Holiday Gift

Yachad’s “A Home for the Holidays” program

is coming to a close just in time for the winter weather.

Some great work was done that we’d like to share with you:

(A handrail on these wooden stairs made for a safer holiday)

A few days before Christmas, our Handy Mensch team installed a custom handrail in a family home. Before, the steep and slippery wooden stairs were dangerous for the toddler and new baby in the family. Thank you to our Handy Mensch for giving the gift of safety and security just in time for the holidays.

With the help of our many partners and volunteers over the last few months, we replaced kitchen appliances, fixed furnaces, replaced drywall, updated electricity and plumbing, and repaired leaking roofs, making sure that our homeowners would have a safe and secure home this winter.

Sukkot in Spring is almost here!

Although it doesn’t feel like Spring yet, we will welcome our “Sukkot in Spring” homeowners before you know it! “Sukkot in Spring” is a time for the entire community to get involved. If you’d like to join in on a meaningful project this spring, sign up to volunteer today!

We’ll leave you with a winter tip from Robin Renner, our Construction Manager:

Winter Warm Up Tip #1: Insulate with shower curtains! Heavy curtains are great at insulating windows, but are expensive. Try pinning a cheap shower curtain to the inside of your existing curtains to make a quick and easy draft blocker. Close at night, but open during the day so the sun can help warm the room.

Stay warm and drink hot cocoa,

The Yachad Staff
Audrey, Mitch, Robin, and Kaety