Brush With Kindness (BWK) is an exterior home repair preservation program that offers painting, in addition to landscaping, and minor exterior home repair services to eligible homeowners.
VOLUNTEERS HELP WITH THE REPAIRS
Our Brush With Kindness program allows unpaid volunteers to perform the affordable work for our eligible homeowners. The volunteers who work on the home are unpaid volunteers. Few, if any of them, are trained in the building trades and may be unskilled or have had previous experience.
- Families partner with Habitat based on income, need and willingness to help.
- We use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low.
- An affordable loan or grant is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the work. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help BWK serve others in need.
Qualifying homeowners contribute sweat equity by working side by side with volunteers to complete the work, if they are able. Volunteers perform the vast majority of all the work on these homes.
Volunteers are recruited through businesses, churches and community groups. Volunteer teams of various sizes are matched with homeowners to work on and complete assigned tasks.
The goal of the Brush with Kindness program is to serve families living in substandard housing by mobilizing volunteers in a meaningful community-building effort. As a result, homeowners have the opportunity to experience a stronger neighborhood and improve their quality of life. Volunteers have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of others and to build teamwork among co-workers, friends and family. Communities are often revitalized through the investment of time and resources in the refurbishment of these homes.