Habitat repairs home

Published 6:08 pm Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Charlotte County Partnership of the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity completed its second repair project in the county, working with Darlene Jones of Drakes Branch as part of its “A Brush With Kindness” repair program. According to a press release, the program covers minor, exterior repairs to owner-occupied homes.

“Repairs to Ms. Jones’ home included rebuilding two porches, repairing vinyl siding, replacing the crawl space access door, replacing a broken window and pressure washing the home,” officials said in a press release. “Local builder Don Romaine, along with Habitat Construction Manager Matt Ridout and volunteers from the Charlotte County Partnership, worked over the course of a few cold days to complete the work.”

The release cited that Jones was thankful for the repairs and the fact that the new porches were much safer for the young children living in the home.

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To be considered for A Brush With Kindness, applicants must have been a resident of Charlotte County for 12 months and own their home. Applicants are assessed based on a demonstrated need for repairs to preserve the safety and durability of their home, an ability to pay for repairs, and a willingness to partner with Habitat. Payment for repairs is kept affordable through a reliance on volunteers providing most of the labor and that no interest is charged during repayment. A willingness to partner means the homeowner builds alongside the volunteers or provides refreshments and fellowship to those giving of their time.

For more information about this repair program, call (434) 394-3001 or visit https://farmvillehabitat.org/how-habitat-serves/repair.html.