Volunteers Help Community Through A Brush With Kindness Program

On January 12th and 13th, 31 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County and Bank of America branches throughout the county spent their weekend rebuilding fences, installing walkways, and creating a safe outdoor space for a Paso Robles resident, Jan Scuri, who suffers from vertigo.  This project kicked off Habitat’s new A Brush with Kindness program which provides much needed home repairs to local low income homeowners.

The new A Brush with Kindness repair program provides assistance to low-income senior citizens, disabled persons, families and other individuals who are struggling to maintain their homes.  The program focuses on assisting homeowners in our community who cannot physically or financially prevent their homes from falling into disrepair.  ABWK provides painting, landscaping and minor repair services for those in need so their homes continue to be safe and livable.  ABWK is about restoring neighborhoods one home at a time through simple acts of kindness.

“We are very excited and pleased Bank of America agreed to help fund this program,” said Julia K. Ogden, Chief Executive Officer for HFHSLOCO. “Having the support and dedication of companies such as Bank of America ensures that we will be able to continue providing homes and services even in this time of economic hardship.”