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People Working Cooperatively raises more than $80,000 during ‘Ramp It Up For Veterans’ telethon 

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) hosted its fifth annual “Ramp It Up For Veterans” telethon on Thursday, December 5 at WCPO.

Nearly 40 veterans, from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, volunteered to answer phones live in studio from 4-8 p.m.

The telethon included three check presentations: TriHealth donated $10,000, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati donated $12,579, and the Scripps Howard Foundation donated $10,000. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, PWC received an extra $1 for every $2 raised during the telethon – raising more than $80,000 for the campaign.

“We are incredibly thankful for the support of our donors, volunteers, partners and staff,” said Jock Pitts, PWC President. “The funds raised during the telethon will support critical projects for the veteran community, helping us fill a great need throughout the region.”

There are more than 9,000 veterans over the age of 65 living in poverty in the Tri-State and nearly 300 veteran households are waiting for PWC services such as accessibility modifications and other critical home repairs. In the last four years, PWC has provided services for over 3,000 households of veterans or their surviving spouses.

The telethon may be over, but the “Ramp It Up For Veterans” campaign continues through December 12 via Cincinnati Gives, a friendly online fundraising competition between local non-profits.

To learn more about People Working Cooperatively and Ramp It Up For Veterans, visit pwchomerepairs.org or call (513) 351-7921.

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is a non-profit organization serving low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in 20 counties of Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Indiana.

PWC strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repair, weatherization, and modification services to help residents stay safely in their homes.

In the last 44 years, PWC’s staff of licensed, trained employees and dedicated corps of 3,000 volunteers have assisted more than 320,000 individuals. For more information, click here,  or call (513) 351-7921.

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