Friday, December 29, 2017

A Brush With Kindness-Home Repair Program

In 2018, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will begin repairing homes in partnership with qualified, low-income homeowners.  The new housing repair program called A Brush with Kindness is aimed at providing services such as exterior minor repairs to low-income homeowners in need.

Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness has a goal to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes.  The work is done by volunteers who use donated materials whenever possible.  To qualify, the homeowner must meet the demonstrated need, willingness to partner and ability to re-pay a no interest loan.  Payments made by the partner family are placed in a revolving fund to help ABWK serve others in need.    

“Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness initiative gives us a great opportunity to help more families in need, as well as have an impact on the entire community" said Alex Hooker, Executive Director, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity. “Helping people repair and maintain their homes fits in seamlessly with Habitat's core mission of making decent, affordable housing available to low-income families.”

For more information about how you can volunteer with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, please visit

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