Home in Piru will be Brushed With Kindness

We are starting off the summer by serving an additional family!  Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is pleased to announce that we will Preserve a Home in Piru CA on July 1-2, 2011.

The first family to participate in Preserve a Home’s A Brush With Kindness has been selected.  The exterior of the home will be given TLC as volunteers from the Christian Church of Thousand Oaks complete landscape work such as weed removal, planting and mulch placement.  A fresh coat of paint will complete the revitalization of the home.

A Brush with Kindness is a Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County program that preserves our communities and enables low-income homeowners to maintain safe, livable shelter by focusing on simple yet necessary exterior housing improvements.  Volunteer teams, such as the Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, work to improve the condition of homes by painting, landscaping, and completing minor exterior repairs at minimal costs in partnership with homeowners who are unable to do so on their own.  Those that are physically able are asked to work alongside the volunteers throughout the completion of the preservation project.  The program is for homeowners earning between 20%-50% of the median income of Ventura County.

Homeowners are provided the needed supplies and skilled labor in order to complete improvement projects utilizing no-profit, no-interest loans.  These loans will cover the process up to $2,000. The payments from these loans will be returned to Habitat in order to fund additional home preservation projects in the future.

Do you have a home or know of one that needs some work?  Applications for A Brush With Kindness are available on our website located at habitatventura.org.

Would you like to volunteer on A Brush With Kindness Home?  We welcome all volunteers as young as 14 years of age on our sites.  Each individual can have a large impact on a project.  You can sign up and become a volunteer through our website at habitatventura.org.