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Repair Café: Volunteers in Rockland County repair items for free

Volunteers are offering the community free repairs on at an event in Rockland County.

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2022, 3:19 PM

Updated 582 days ago

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Volunteers offered the community free repairs Saturday during at an event in Rockland County.
The Repair Café at the Haverstraw Center allowed people to bring in any two items to be fixed, such as vacuums, heaters, toasters and furniture.
The event takes place twice a year, moving from town to town offering help to those who need it. They also had Spanish speakers on hand.
“[The volunteers] come from all walks of life. Many of them aren't professionals, they're just really good at what they do,” said resident Kathy Galione.
The self-taught volunteers were eager to assist fellow members of the Rockland community.
"I’m having so much fun. I love solving the problem, and people get to keep using the item,” said repair coach Scott Marchfeld.
In addition to being helpful, the event also contributed to sustainability.
"Things like this really help to reduce how much is making it into the landfill,” said Janine Marshall Cazeau.


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