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Habitat For Humanity Fixing Low-Income Northwoods Homes


Low-income families in Oneida and Vilas counties now have an option to have their homes fixed.

Habitat For Humanity Northwoods is beginning a program that supplies volunteers to fix up run down residences. President Ray Burgan says most people thing they just build homes for families, but they can do more...

"....but we also have in our charter to do small remodeling projects for economically disadvantaged people. We've decided that building a home helps one family, but doing remodeling projects help many to try to do both this year..."

Burgan says they can't do structural repair, but can do painting, fix faucets and smaller jobs indoors, and will do roofing and landscaping outdoors.

The program is called Brush For Kindness. Families must demonstrate a financial need, own their own homes and supply materials. Habitat volunteers will supply the labor.

If residents in the two counties are interested, Burgan says they can fill out the Habitat For Humanity Northwoods facility called the ReStore at 1875 North Stevens Street in Rhinelander, the former Five Flags Restaurant, or they can stop by the office in Woodruff at 320 Oak Street.

Burgan says they also will be building another Habitat For Humanity home this year. If there are questions, Burgan says he can be reached at 715-490-3049.

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