LOCAL HOMEOWNERS GET MUCH-NEEDED REPAIRS THROUGH “A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS” PROGRAM
Habitat for Humanity Kicks off Second Year of Providing Free Home Repairs - Volunteers & Applicants Needed!
“Our “A Brush with Kindness” program allows us to help more families than ever before, many of whom are struggling to keep their homes safe or simply to stay in their homes,” says Erin Rank, president/CEO Habitat for Humanity GLA. “As our volunteer base grows, so will our ability to help more families. This program is a critical step in achieving our mission to eliminate poverty.”
Habitat for Humanity has built over 230 homes in Greater Los Angeles and last year they announced a three-year “Building a Greater Los Angeles” campaign with a goal to build and renovate 250 more homes. The “A Brush with Kindness” program increases the organization’s ability to help more local families, while strengthening communities and uniting neighborhoods. Additionally, young people who would not otherwise be allowed on a construction site are able to participate in the ABWK program.
Volunteers focus on exterior repair services and all work is performed by 10 -20 volunteers alongside able-bodied homeowners such as Donna Russell of
Applicants must own their home and demonstrate the need for assistance due to age, illness or low-income status. Able bodied homeowners or family members must also assist with the repairs. Homeowners may submit their own application or be nominated by a family, friend or neighbor. Volunteers are needed now to help A Brush with Kindness families weekly from Tuesday to Saturday. Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer by contacting the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles offices at 310-323-4663 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Homeowners may apply online at www.habitatla.org or by calling the main number 310-323-4663.
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