Entries by Joe Waldo

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 4, 7:00 PM – URDC January 2018 Board meeting at Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, 4101 Freeland Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128 March 8, 7:00 PM – URDC March 2018 Board meeting at East Falls Presbyterian Church, 3800 Vaux St., Philadelphia, PA 19128 May 10, 7:00 PM – URDC May 2018 Board meeting at Canaan Baptist Church, […]

URDC BOARD MEMBER MAKES SAUSAGE TO HELP GERMANTOWN HOMEOWNERS!

URDC Board member Charles McGlaughlin has a unique fundraising tool: he makes sausage! Charlie is a member of URDC member Germantown Mennonite Church and renowned for his sausage. For years he has been making his links from scratch for friends and family using his secret recipe and has a reputation for making some of the […]

URDC AND ST LUKE’S JOIN TOGETHER TO ASSIST LOW-INCOME AND ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS

URDC and St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 5421Germantown Ave., have teamed up to assist low-income/elderly homeowners with costly home repairs. Thanks to its large dormitory and kitchen facilities, St. Luke’s is able to host a large number of out-of-town groups each year for volunteer projects in Philadelphia. One of these projects will be with URDC to […]

Another Successful URDC Volunteer Day with FUMCOG

Hats off to the hardworking volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) who shared their love in Germantown on June 17. As part of FUMCOG’s 5th annual Marion Taylor Work Day with URDC, volunteers performed repairs for a homeowner on Pastorius Street, just four blocks from the church. Work included demolition in the […]

URDC Partners with Urban Affairs Coalition for Low-Interest Repair Loans

URDC and the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) have joined together to offer loan interest home repair loans to low-income or senior homeowners as part of the City of Philadelphia’s Mini-PHIL program (made possible by Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development). Mini-PHIL can loan up to $15,000 towards basic home repairs for clients of URDC’s […]

URDC Board Member Speaks at Green Street Friends Groundbreaking

URDC Board Member Betty Turner spoke at the Green Street Friends Groundbreaking on May 11. It was the first step towards a new auditorium, gymnasium, music room, science lab, art room, and classrooms for the school. Betty spoke on how the new 19,500 square foot building will impact the community and support the school’s mission.

“If I Had A Hammer”: URDC in the News

URDC was recent highlighted in Germantown Beat, the online news source for Germantown. The article described URDC’s programs and interviewed one of URDC’s homeowner beneficiaries, Mr. And Mrs. Garrett, of West Oak Lane, calling URDC’s program “a godsend”. Read the entire article here.