Entries by Joe Waldo

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 low 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.