Habitat Wake will reach a special milestone on August 8. We will complete our 100th A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) project at the home of The Wilson Family in Raleigh’s Apollo Heights neighborhood.
ABWK is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible low-income homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Work is completed by volunteers and includes painting, landscaping, and minor repair services. Habitat Wake will assist 45 local homeowners this year through A Brush With Kindness. The project at the Wilson home will be the first to include a roof repair.
Habitat Wake added ABWK to its menu of services in 2010 as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) efforts, led by Syretta Hill. Neighborhood Revitalization is a national Habitat for Humanity initiative which aims to serve more families by responding to community needs with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, enhancing the quality of life for all. “We work closely with city and county officials to identify neighborhoods in need of support, especially safe, affordable housing,” Hill explains. A Brush With Kindness is one Habitat Wake solution to improve housing conditions in Neighborhood Revitalization communities. The program is also available to owners of existing homes in neighborhoods where Habitat has built new homes. “A Brush With Kindness is a service to the homeowner and boosts the appearance and pride of the entire neighborhood,” Hill added. “It helps Habitat Wake build communities, not just houses.”
Check our Facebook page this weekend for some before and after photos of the 100th home!