Senior Citizens Get Free Home Repairs

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A Mr. Handyman technician makes repairs to the home of a senior citizen free as part of the National Day of Service.

Senior Citizens on the south side of Metro Atlanta got a helping hand from a locally owned repair company as part of the National Day of Service.

Mr. Handyman donated supplies and services to seniors identified by local agencies as a way of honoring the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Mike Carney of Mr. Handyman told FOX 5 that it was a honor to help the seniors, many of whom he said have done so much during their lives to serve the nation and their communities.  Mr. Handyman picked the day before September 11th to begin the repair program.

“It is no charge to people. So all the work that we do, all the materials, all the labor, there is no charge to the person,” he said.

FOX 5 was at the home of Ludlow Tucker, 75, in Fayette County,  this morning, where a Mr. Handyman technician was repairing toilets, gutters and replacing and exterior door that had shattered glass in it.

"It shows that people in the community really care,” Tucker said. “Some people really care.

This is the seventh year that Mr. Handyman franchises have volunteered materials and services to the needy as part of the National Day of Service.  The company estimates that it has donated more than 4,000 community service hours during that time.

“They are so very thankful for us coming in to help at the end of the day. It is very meaningful,” Carney said.