Congratulations to the many volunteers from nine Home Depot stores who dedicated a work day to make a difference for a very deserving home in Bethel.
Local Home Depot employees turned to the HomeFront program seeking local, low-income neighbors whose homes are in disrepair. This request was quite timely for HomeFront given the dramatic rise in requests stemming from the sluggish economy.
Their first collaboration on September 7th benefited a legally blind, single mom in Bethel whose home needed a fence so that she does not have to forego a seeing eye dog.
Bethel-based, Belardinelli Services joined the effort by generously donating a dumpster. Home Depot donated all of the materials and and sweated it out in a rare late summer scorcher to keep this deserving mom connected with her trusty canine companion. Volunteers participated from locations as nearby as Danbury and as far as Derby and Southington.
This project launches HomeFront’s “House Calls” effort for Fall 2012 and builds on a record of nearly 200 homes in need revitalized in Greater Danbury by the program.
HomeFront primarily organizes volunteers in a massive home repair blitz each spring aimed at house-wide transformations for low-income homeowners. House Calls is an alternative service created in response to more targeted home repair needs at other times of the year.
For 25 years and counting, HomeFront’s mission has been to keep low-income neighbors in their homes with an improved quality of life through the completion of repairs at no cost to them.
HomeFront volunteers have completed 2,650 projects in the program’s history, delivering $42 million of service where needed most. More information can be found online at: www.homefrontprogram.org.