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Program to help women with home projects seeks applicants

Sandi Hoover
Tribune News Service

CARSON CITY – Single women homeowners who have a honey-do list and no honey to do it can apply for help from the Builders Association of Western Nevada’s Professional Women in Building.

More than 98 applications were submitted last year, and 13 women throughout Northern Nevada received help repairing or replacing such things as shower heads, weather stripping, front door screens, light fixtures, sinks and closet doors, said Maura Freeman, BAWN administrative assistant.

Other 2009 projects included work on gates, fences, caulking, weatherization, repairing doors and cabinets, painting, and fixing smoke detectors and faucets, she said.

The Helping Hands program includes a group of nine members of Professional Women in Building who each go with one contractor to try to take care of two or three projects in a single day. This year’s event will be Sept. 25.

The application deadline has been extended to July 12.

A few things applicants need to know are:

• No projects that require a permit

• No projects that require a tradesman to be contracted

• Projects must be able to be completed in one day

Applications will be reviewed by the women’s group, and once selections are made, the women builders will conduct home visits to evaluate what each project will require.

Rick DeMar, BAWN executive director, said nothing is required from the recipients of the work.

“All we want is for someone to give us a smile and tell us thank you,” he said.

For an application or more information, call Freeman at (775) 882-4353

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