Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity to Conduct Home Repair Blitz

Written by admin   // July 9, 2012   // Comments Off

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will complete five home repair projects on Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood next week as part of an A Brush With Kindness blitz. The event will kick off on Tuesday, July 10th on South 22nd Street. Approximately 75 volunteers from Eppstein Uhen Architects, FIS, Target and Journey House will be on site each day working on painting projects, drywall and porch repair and siding, gutter, window and door replacement.

“My wife Araceli and I have five kids to take care of and our energy bills last winter were outrageously expensive,” says Javier Tejeda. During the blitz week, volunteers will install new, energy efficient window, doors and siding in the Tejada’s home. “This program is making our home safe and secure for our children,” says Tejada. “We feel so blessed to be involved with A Brush With Kindness and we are so grateful for work of the volunteers ,” he adds.   A Brush With Kindness is a program of Habitat for Humanity that provides minor repair services for qualified, low-income homeowners who are unable to undertake repairs themselves due to issues of affordability and/or physical ability. A Brush With Kindness is supported locally by a grant from the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation and underwritten nationally by Valspar.

Photo and interview opportunities are available on Tuesday, July 10th from 10am-2pm or by appointment from the 11th-13th. LOCATION: 1228 S. 22nd Milwaukee, WI 53204

About Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

A Brush With Kindness is a minor home improvement grant program for low-income, owner-occupied families. Most projects include sanding, paining, siding, window and door replacement and basic accessibility improvements. The home repair blitz build is taking place in the Clarke Square Neighborhood where Milwaukee Habitat partners with Journey House to identify owner-occupied families in need of home repairs. In 2012, Milwaukee Habitat will complete thirty repair projects in three neighborhoods (Clarke Square, Lindsay Heights and Layton Boulevard). A Brush With Kindness is supported by the Zilber Family Foundation as part of the ZNI Initiative.

(Caption for attached photo: Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Mark Furlong President and CEO of M&I Bank present homeowner Tonya Watkins with an autographed basketball and piggybank during a Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity effort in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) @HabitatMKE #ABWK 3726 N Booth St. Milwaukee, WI 53212 (414) 562-6100


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