The Impact Project To Help Homeowner In Norwich

By: Zachary Meseck

NORWICH – The Impact Project is starting the construction of a new roof in the Town of Norwich on Friday, with help from two local churches.

According to Impact Project Executive Director Jim Willard III, homeowner Wanda Hirsch has several holes in the roof of her trailer, and because the trailer is from the 1980's and is rounded, a new roof needs to be built on top of it.

Willard said this is the organization’s 117th project, and two churches in Norwich, cvfree and Calvary Baptist, have stepped up to the plate and brought volunteers to make it happen.

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He said the project is scheduled to occur on Friday and Saturday at Railroad Ave in the Town of Norwich, and masks along with other supplies will be available to volunteers if needed.

“As we continue to run all over this county, we can tell that the housing situation is getting worse,” said Willard. “We’re on pace for a record year of the most homeowners helped in Chenango County, but the sad part is the demand is continuing to grow.”

“In this case, Wanda’s situation with that roof is not sustainable, she’s doing everything she can but over a prolonged period of time she’s going to have to move out if something isn’t done.”

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