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Volunteers tackle home-improvement projects in Stamford, Greenwich



 

Volunteers tackle home-improvement projects in Stamford, Greenwich

Volunteers tackle home-improvement projects in Stamford, Greenwich
News from Stamford Advocate:

STAMFORD — Armed with hammers, power tools and paint brushes, nearly 200 volunteers visited seven homes and one non-profit organization in Stamford and Greenwich on Saturday as part of Rebuilding Together Fairfield County’s annual Rebuilding Day.

The volunteers reseeded lawns, painted sheds and performed electrical work at homes belonging to needy, elderly or disabled veteran homeowners at no charge. Gina Vinci, executive director of Rebuilding Together Fairfield County, said one of the biggest volunteer efforts centered on the Amelia Place home of Tyrone Spears, a former member of the U.S. Army active reserve suffering from a collection of illnesses, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

More than 50 volunteers descended upon Spears’ three-bedroom home in the Waterside neighborhood of Stamford, Vinci said. Spears said volunteers worked on his bathrooms, his gara…………… continues on Stamford Advocate

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News from Patch.com:

Russ Crespolini has four tool boxes full of tools of every shape, size and variety. Russ Crespolini has never met a mechanical challenge he wasn’t able to work his way through with time, and a practical application of physics.

Oh, I should probably point out that is Russ Crespolini Senior.

That is not the Russ Crespolini that is writing this post now. Russ Crespolini Junior is the one hunched over his laptop next to the Playstation in his living room. He does not have those tools. Nor does he have those skills.

But, that is part of being a Dad, right? Dad is supposed to mow the lawn and fix the furnace.

The previous generation, the generation of my parents, grew up knowing how to fix things. Not only fix them, but how to build them. They knew how to properly frame and hang a door. Install a sink. Change the oil in their car.

While many of the traditional gender roles assigned to fatherhood may have changed over the years, Dad is still expected to know his way around a hammer and nails.

I, personally, am named after a man who literally can fix anything. And I mean anything. Without exaggeration I can tell you my father once rigged the broken accelerator cable in my convertible with coaxial cable wire tied around an ice scraper so that when he pulled the makeshift handle, the car accelerated.

He took down…………… continues on Patch.com

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