Two Wellington women organize ‘Brush with Kindness’ to assist low income homeowners

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 259 weeks ago Awesome job girls…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down WellMom · 259 weeks ago This is a great idea. Good job and good luck! Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Tytus · 259 weeks ago What a great example of seeing a need and then doing something about it. Reminds me of the story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. Let me know if you need help. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seeing a need in the community, Lynne Tompkins, and her daughter, Jamie Sowersby, both of Wellington are organizing a group to assist low income homeowners with repairs.“We went to seminars on A Brush With Kindness, and we think it’s going to work really well here,” Sowersby said.A Brush With Kindness is an organization made up of local volunteers who want to provide local homeowners with needed help of repairs, maintenance, and limited upgrade of their homes. In order to apply for assistance, you must own your own home, be current on your property taxes, and need repairs done that you can’t afford.“Right now, we’re trying to tie up the loose ends to get started,” Sowersby said. “We’ve already received a few applications.”The group would like to start out doing simple projects, such as cleaning yards, installing wheelchair ramps, hot water heaters, and stabilizing roofs.There are different payments options available, including a promissory note or payment plan.“Labor is free, because we have people who volunteer to do the work,” Sowersby said. “All they have to pay back is the cost of materials. If you have the ability to pay it back, that’s all we ask.”They haven’t established workers yet, but are hoping to get everything up and running soon.“We have talked about asking businesses to sponsor projects as well,” Sowersby said.Currently, there are nine members of the group, and a few honorary members.Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, the City office, local church offices, or by writing to ABWK, PO Box 775, Wellington, KS 67152. Applications are to be mailed to the above address.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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