Financial issues hit household families hard everyday. However,
single family households endure an ever greater burden to keep
up with monthly expenses.
PAOB's Home Saver Project seeks to bring together professionals
to assist in the repairs needed for this single family home.
The Overkamp Family
The PAOB is proud to support the Overkamp family with PAOB's
Home Saver Project. Katherine Overkamp, a single mother has
experienced true hardships and her home is currently without
a heating and cooling system, has structural damage and electric
wiring issues. With funds at an all time low and with three
sons that include a son new to the military, the second graduating
from ODU and last in high school, this 911 responder and military
veteran is working to take care of her family. Katherine's
story reached the PAOB through a fellow PAOB member, Norfolk's
Vice Mayor, Angelia Williams.
Home Specs: 2 Bedrooms, Built 1947, Sq Footage
Home Issues: No Central Air Conditioning,
Home Located: Norfolk, VA
Comments: The entire home uses heating panels
to heat the home that don't work. From the review by the electrician
he has never seen this type of system in his career. A total
of approximately 4-6 panels exists. The kitchen is small and
barley functional with a window broken from the kitchen to
the backyard that allows air in. The roof leaked at one time
and left behind water damage in the attic where the mother
has her bedroom. Three space heaters are being used to heat
the home. From the review by the electrician he was unable
to see how the home was completely wired from his limited
resources to go further. He was able to fix the light switch
in the sons bedroom that was not active for over ten years.
The electrician was also able to find a metal shard logged
in the electricial outlet next to the bed of Ms. Overkamp
that he advised was extremely hazardous. The shard was removed.
While living in harsh conditions Ms. Overkamp is requesting
assistance of any kind to assist in the repairs of her home
that she is unable to do on a single income.
The following is an overview of the participants needed for
Heating & Cooling Company: Licensed individuals
or a company are needed to contribute time and services necessary
to install a full heating and cooling system in the residential
Individuals or a company are needed to contribute time and
services necessary to remodel the kitchen of the residential
Contributor: Individuals or companies are needed
to donate building supplies to remodel the kitchen of the
home and a full heating and cooling system.
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PAOB’s Program Advantage
PAOB programs are supported by PAOB’s development council
and special volunteers are assigned that handle key details
of each program. At PAOB we understand that program awareness
as well as providing awareness opportunities for our participants
are equally important. Each program and their participants
enjoy valuable public relations, media and press support from
the PAOB Press Network that takes typical sponsorship involvement
to the next level. The PAOB is dedicated to aggressively supporting
our participants as their support ignites our programs.
Thank you to all the participants that have supported this
program. Learn more about our amazing supporters below.
Association of Businesses
• Angelia Williams (Norfolk
• Gary Mason (Premier
Electrical Services Inc.)
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