Project Mend-A-House (PMAH) has a new home for its building supplies and equipment, including its medical equipment to loan. The new location is at 7053 Colchester Park Drive in Manassas.
Since 1984 PMAH, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served low-income residents in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park. Many of those served are seniors and people with disabilities. PMAH volunteers repair broken fixtures, install safety equipment, build accessibility ramps, and perform other tasks that provide home owners safe and independent living.
For the past 10 years, Project Mend-A-House had kept its storage containers at the Prince William County Landfill Complex. However, due to site developments and the continued growth of the landfill complex, PMAH’s storage needs could not be met. “We are grateful to the staff at the landfill for their many years of service and assistance,” said Kristin Hull, interim executive director of PMAH.
As the PMAH team looked for a new storage facility, Gerald Cooper, president of GDC Inc., was able to assist with a lease on some property to store the PMAH containers. The new site is just a half mile south of the former landfill location. “GDC is happy to assist Project Mend-A-House with a new home. We understand the great work they do helping hundreds of citizens in our county and community. They are a valuable resource for Prince William County. They get people involved in helping other people.”
The new site also has an interesting collection of antique trucks and tractors that are open and available for the public to view, walk around and photograph, according to Mr. Cooper.
Kevin Tamai, a PMAH volunteer who led the move, stated, “I would like to personally thank all of the volunteers who helped with the move. It took a great deal of manpower to get everything packed and moved to our new location, and now we have greater flexibility to serve the needs of the community. We are very thankful to GDC for all of the assistance they provided us to make this happen. I would like to give special thanks to Steve Petty from GDC the great help and resources he provided to us during this transition.”
“Our volunteers improve the quality of life for those we serve,” said Ms. Hull. “The repairs and accessibility modifications allow residents to continue to live safely and independently in their own homes.”
The PMAH storage area also has a loan closet with a large variety of medical equipment, including stair lifts, portable ramps, portable toilets, furniture, wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and appliances. The items are available to those who qualify for PMAH services.
PMAH welcomes tax-deductible donations to help this nonprofit continue to serve low-income residents in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park. Donations directly benefit those whom Project Mend-A-House serves. In addition, “We are always looking for more volunteers to help us with our mission,” Ms. Hull said. To volunteer some time, make a donation, sponsor a project or just learn more about PMAH, visit www.pmahweb.org. You can also call the PMAH office at 703 792-7663.