Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is kicking off a new program serving Tulsa-area homeowners. A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) helps low-income families maintain their homes through projects like improvements, repairs and accessibility on the exterior of their homes.
These projects help homeowners preserve their overall home exteriors while revitalizing the already-established neighborhood. In the end, the work of ABWK volunteers helps families live in safe and well-maintained homes and supports the preservation of affordable housing inventory. Additionally, the program helps reestablish and maintain community connections. And Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is beginning soon with the historic Crutchfield Neighborhood.
In conjunction with the launch of A Brush with Kindness, we will be organizing a general neighborhood clean-up project. While A Brush with Kindness volunteers will be working on select homes in the area, other volunteers will tackle public spaces in the neighborhood which are in need of a face lift. This includes projects like:
• Trash pickup
• Cutting and removing brush
• Weed whacking
Three ways to help
In order to effectively tackle the work at hand, we are seeking 500 volunteers a day. What a great way to spend a spring day outdoors, supporting your neighbors.To register to volunteer CLICK HERE.
If your company, church or other group would like to help, please contact Paula Blalock at firstname.lastname@example.org for a group registration form. You must complete this form with number of volunteers and the day your group is available to help.
Donations of materials help keep costs low, and are tax-deductible. In order to complete the projects associated with A Brush with Kindness, we are in need of basic exterior maintenance and lawn care items. Following is a list of specific needs:
• Gas cans
• Gas powered chain saws
• Gas powered edgers
• Gas powered weed eaters
• Flat nose shovels
• Two or four prong hoes
• Lopping shears
Of course this is just a sampling of materials that will be used to to help the homeowners in the Crutchfield Neighborhood. For a complete list of needed items CLICK HERE.
We will also be supporting a food drive in cooperation with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank is the largest, private hunger-relief organization in Eastern Oklahoma which helps to feed more than 70,000 people in our communities each week.
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For an application or more information visit
www.tulsahabitat.org or call 918-592-4224 ext. 217