Christmas in April Cecil County needs projects
ELKTON — As a nonprofit organization, Christmas in April Cecil County relies on donations and volunteers to perform home repairs for low-income and disabled homeowners.
“Money hasn’t been the problem of late,” said Prosper Boudart, vice president of the board of directors. “We can’t seem to get enough applications.”
This is the time of year when Christmas in April is lining up projects for its big work day, which is set for April 27, 2019. Civic organizations, churches, businesses and individuals will take on such projects as window replacement, roof repair or replacement, painting, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and more free of charge to the homeowner.
“We seem to be able to get applicants from church groups,” Boudart said, but added more projects are needed.
The application is available at every branch of the Cecil County Public Librar y, but it can also be accessed online at christmasinaprilcecilcounty.org.
“A lot of people don’t realize you can apply online,” he said, adding that perhaps the people in these target populations may not have either a computer or internet access.
He suggested that the forms can be filled out in the libraries on those computers. Library staff can assist.
Applications must be in by the end of the year.
Groups and individuals who would like to volunteer can also sign up on the website.
Building ramps, decks, replacing or repairing roofs is what Christmas in April Cecil County is all about. Low-income homeowners get free help from volunteers. Applications are being taken through the end of the year for the work to be done April 27, 2019.