Fix-It Clinics looking for skilled volunteers

Ramsey County residents with damaged household and electrical items can receive free help repairing them at new monthly Fix-It Clinics.

Presented by Ramsey County’s Environmental Health division, Fix-It Clinics reduce waste by saving repairable items that would otherwise be thrown away.

Skilled on-site volunteers provide guided assistance disassembling, troubleshooting and fixing items such as appliances, clothing, fans, electronics and mobile devices. All items must be small enough to carry. The clinics also provide opportunities to build community connections while participants learn new skills.

People with experience in soldering, electronics, electrical repair, sewing, woodworking or just general tinkering are "strongly encouraged" to volunteer.

Potential volunteers are invited to email or call 651-266-1199 for details.

For area residents who'd like to rewire a lamp, ground an outlet or make their own curtains, upcoming clinics include:

• Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave., St. Paul Saturday, Aug. 29, 1 – 3 p.m.

• Laura Jeffery Academy, 1550 Summit Ave.,  St. Paul Saturday, Sept. 26, noon – 3 p.m.

• Ramsey County Library – Roseville,  2180 Hamline Ave. N., Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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