The “Brush With Kindness” program helps repair houses, one at a time. Volunteers from service groups, businesses, congregations, and community agencies help with repair work for low-income homeowners who are challenged by age, disability, or circumstance.
“A Brush With Kindness” brings resources, volunteers, and homeowners together to repair roofs, paint, landscape, replace damaged windows and doors, repair plumbing and electrical problems, install wheelchair ramps, replace stoves and refrigerators, install weather-stripping and low-flow shower heads, repair or replace floors, and provide general clean up. Homeowners and family members work side by side with volunteers to complete the restoration of their home if they are able. Our program helps individuals live in a safe, decent home and helps restore hope and dignity to their lives.
The “Rescued Homes” program allows families to purchase homes that have been through foreclosure and are left in disrepair. The program works the same way as Habitat’s “New Homes” program, the homeowner must work 500 hours of sweat equity to repair their home and work on other Habitat projects until their hours are finished. When the home is complete they purchase the home from Habitat with a no-profit, no-interest loan.
These programs are making a tremendous impact by improving neighborhoods at the same time they are helping the individual families they assist.