October 20 through the 27th is the 11th annual Week of Caring, a partnership of United Way of Rutherford County, NC, and the Rutherford Housing Partnership. The event leads up to the National Make a Difference Day on October 27th. Nell Bovender, Executive Director of Rutherford Housing Partnership talks about the growth from just one day of volunteering by county residents, businesses and organizations to a full week of working to assist low-income homeowners, seniors and disabled residents with everything from yard work to building ramps, to winterizing, plumbing, and even roof repairs. Volunteers are needed as well as names of those in need of assistance. In addition, Bovender will talk about the 10th Anniversary Celebration and fund-raiser for the Rutherford Women Roofers to take place on October 13th at The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College. Tune in to learn how you can help, volunteer, get the assistance you need or just be inspired.
Information is available by calling Rutherford Housing Partnership at 828-248-3431 or by e-mailing NBovender@yahoo.com.