People Working Cooperatively is a unique, non-profit organization serving low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners. PWC strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repairs, weatherization, modification, and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes.
The story began with two men, a telephone, and a desk. From a garage in Covington, Kentucky, two employees and a small volunteer administration team set out to provide low-income households with minor home repair and weatherization services. During the year following its inception, PWC helped 43 low-income homeowners.
Now in its 34th year, PWC has proudly provided more than 215,000 services to eligible clients, who on average earn under $13,000 a year. Typically, these individuals face challenges due to illness, disability, job loss or other circumstances.
PWC is supported by a robust group of more than 90 licensed, professionally trained staff members and administrative personnel. Its dedicated corps of 6,000-plus volunteers makes it one of the largest volunteer corps in the region. Community members are invited to join PWC’s cause by participating in a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. This growing list of events includes Repair Affair, held each May to complete home repairs and modifications not otherwise funded by agency dollars, and Prepare Affair, held each November to help clients prepare for the approaching winter. [pwchomerepairs.org]