Revitalize CDC Brings Volunteers to Cancer House of Hope

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Revitalize Community Development Corp. (CDC) is bringing volunteers from MassMutual’s Corporate Audit/Law Division to work on CHD’s Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield today in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Cancer House of Hope works to enhance the lives of people with cancer and those who care about them by providing emotional, educational, social, and spiritual support. It provides free cancer-support services and relaxation programs for those who face this devastating disease.

The scope of work today includes painting an interior room where women are able to try on wigs in a warm, nurturing environment and in private; staining and adding a wood preservative to a large exterior deck and stairs; and landscaping a large yard that also includes a separate building used as a yoga studio — work that includes weeding, trimming shrubs, and adding mulch.

“Revitalize CDC is offering amazing support to the CHD Cancer House of Hope,” said Jerry Myers, program director at CHD’s Cancer House of Hope. “The Cancer House of Hope wouldn’t be able to offer our free-of-charge programs and services to those with cancer and their families and caregivers without the support from groups like Revitalize CDC.”

Added Colleen Loveless, president and CEO at Revitalize CDC, “we are happy to be able to play a small role in supporting all of the great work that Jerry and the Cancer House of Hope does for those with the disease and their families.”

Since 1992, Revitalize CDC has preserved affordable home ownership and revitalized the community by performing critical repairs, modifications, and rehabilitation on the homes and nonprofit facilities of families with children, the elderly, military veterans, and people with disabilities. Visit www.revitalizecdc.com for more information.