On Saturday, June 18th, members of the Girl Scout Troop # 9036 and Texas A&M’s MedCamp stopped by the Taylor Family home on Carolina street in the McCullough neighborhood of College Station to provide A Brush With Kindness to the family home. The groups worked on leveling the family’s walkway, providing new landscaping, and applying a fresh coat of paint the family’s two decks, doors and shutters.
Earlier this year, staff of the Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity reached out to residents in the McCullough neighborhood about providing some minor exterior repairs as part of a home preservation project, A Brush With Kindness. The qualifications for families to qualify were similar to the qualifications of Habitat partner families: an ability to repay, the need, and willingness to partner. The Taylor family met those qualifications and was selected as a partner family for this project, allowing Habitat volunteers, Girl Scouts, and the MedCamp students to focus their main efforts on the home.
Mrs. Taylor’s husband passed away a few years ago, so keeping up with the exterior of her house has been difficult since then. With the help of her grandchildren, she has been able to maintain her lawn, but with heavy rains, the area around her stone walk way had eroded, leaving it uneven, the once beautiful landscaping outside the home overgrown by grass without regular maintenance