We have found many benefits to having a program like A Brush with Kindness. Some of the benefits are as follows:
- Saving homes from demolition is as important as creating new homes. ABWK helps to repair and maintain homes to prevent home loss. 75,000 homes are lost each year to demolition - a rate faster than we can build them.
- ABWK helps further the mission of eliminating poverty housing.
- ABWK increases an affiliates impact and influence on affordable housing.
- ABWK creates and enhances partnerships that helps affiliates build more homes.
- ABWK strengthens our relationships with local municipalities by helping them eliminate "problem properties."
- Allows affiliates to serve more families.
- Allows affiliates to utilize more volunteers.
- ABWK provides affiliates with a more comprehensive and targeted approach to neighborhood revitalization.
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet, only through experiment, trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved." -- Helen Keller