Volunteers sought for home repairs

United Way of the Lowcountry is seeking volunteers with knowledge of home repair to join 400 high school students July 10-16 in providing simple home-repair services for needy residents in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Approximately 60 projects in Beaufort, Bluffton, Ridgeland and Hardeeville and on Hilton Head Island and other outlying areas will be completed. United Way conducts this program in partnership with the Catholic HEART Work camp as an effort to achieve one of its strategic priorities -- to provide safe shelter for people who live and work in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Local nonprofit agencies, organizations and churches are encouraged to send referrals of people in need of simple home repairs to Bethany Marcinkowski at United Way of the Lowcountry, 843-837-200 or bethanym@uwlowcountry.org.