Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity recently completed five home repair projects on Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood last week as part of ‘A Brush With Kindness blitz.’
Approximately 75 volunteers from Eppstein Uhen Architects, FIS, Target and Journey House were 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,” Javier Tejeda said. During the blitz week, volunteers installed new, energy efficient window, doors and siding in the Tejada’s home.
“This program is making our home safe and secure for our children,” Tejada said. “We feel so blessed to be involved with A Brush With Kindness and we are so grateful for work of the volunteers,” he added.
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.