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Revamped Volunteer Anything website signs up handyman in Waltham Forest
A revamped website which puts people who need help in touch with volunteers is going from strength to strength.
Volunteeranything.com is run by teaching assistant, Allister Mills, 29, of Richmond Road in Leytonstone, in his spare time.
The project started in April when Mr Mills was looking to volunteer, but could not find opportunities online.
The new website has just re-launched after closing over the summer so it could be made more user-friendly.
Mr Mills has just signed up local handyman, Joe Cochrane, 43, who has committed to doing one job every two weeks for people who post requests on the website.
‘Handyman Joe’ is first going to help Eat or Heat, a group which helps feed people in need, by helping them fit new lights in their gloomy basement store at the Quaker Meeting House in Jewel Road, Walthamstow.
Mr Cochrane, of Greville Road, Walthamstow, said: “I’ve been in that situation myself when things were bad for me financially and I could have done with some help and there was nowhere to go.
“I don’t mind doing things for free for people who can’t afford it.”
Yesterday a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer posted a request asking for help to put a door up in his house, and Mr Mills has already had a flood of offers on Twitter from people willing to help.
He said more than 100 people in Waltham Forest are signed up to the website now and it is growing every day.
“I hope we can create a website for Waltham Forest that is self-sustaining so that whenever something breaks or someone needs some help, they can come to VolunteerAnything and post a request,” he said.
“It will help people save money and build trust in their community and work together.”
To post a request or an offer of help visit www.volunteeranything.com
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