On Saturday, June 18th, our staff and volunteers will provide A Brush with Kindness home preservation services, including painting doors and trim, landscaping, yard maintenance and trash removal to a family in the McCullough neighborhood of College Station, located off Holleman across from W.A. Tarrow Park. We will extend this service to the neighborhood by removing trash from the five-block community between Arizona and Georgia Streets. Applications were mailed to homeowners in the neighborhood earlier this year and, based on Habitat’s selection process, the Taylor family was selected to receive this service.
The A Brush with Kindness program offers homeowners an opportunity to partner with the Habitat program to spruce up their homes and improve curb appeal through these minor, exterior home repairs that may include painting, landscaping and power washing. When basic expenses like food and utilities exceed a homeowner’s income month after month, home maintenance quickly becomes unaffordable. Years of deferred maintenance can quickly deteriorate a home and create unsafe living conditions. This home-preservation event to help bring neighbors together to help each other, strengthening the community.