Thursday, May 15, 2008


From the May issue of The Cover Page, published by White River Junction's Corps of Volunteers Effecting Repair and Reuse: This Spring COVER Home Repair was fortunate to participate in Hanover High School's March Intensive, four days of diverse course offerings outside the usual curriculum. Two energetic groups of juniors and seniors, ages 16-18, participated in work projects for COVER. One group traveled to Canaan, NH where they framed walls and installed sheet rock for a family. What started off an unfinished basement became living space for the grandparents. The other group traveled to Plainfield, NH and enclosed a porch, adding an all-season room to the home of an elderly couple. Many of the students were experiencing their first construction project. They learned quickly and worked diligently. Questions were asked, measurements were taken, and skills were shared. It is evident from the quality of their workmanship that the projects were highly successful. Bonding between the students and homeowners noticeably grew, along with a positive orientation toward work skills and an increased awareness of community needs.... Many thanks to Stan Crane and Eric Richardson, the HHS coordinators for the project, and to all the student participants.

COVER provides critically needed home repair to needy neighbors. Over its ten years of continuous operation COVER has completed 350 projects.