October 5, 2015: "You have brought me hope. Words cannot express how blessed I feel to have Habitat's help."
These are words from Mt. Oliver homeowner, Diane, who received help from Habitat volunteers in cleaning up brush and overgrown weeds in her yard during Habitat's nationwide A Brush with Kindness Week in late September. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh was of nearly 40 Habitat affiliates across the United States collaborating with Valspar and Wells Fargo to participate in this nationwide event to transform neighborhoods. During this week, Habitat affiliates accross the country completed exterior repair and landscaping projects in partnership with more than 153 low-income, homeowners. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh was thrilled to be able to help 3 local homeowners, including Diane, with extensive yard-cleanup projects.
Unable to clean up her yard herself for months due to a disability, Diane was in great need of an affordable solution. "I'm just so grateful that Habitat and local volunteers were able to help me help myself," said Diane. Dianne and her dog Blaze (pictured on the left) now have a clean, safe yard where Blaze can run and play! Thanks for all the volunteers from Valspar and Wells Fargo who came out to lend a hand.
To help us complete more projects like this one, please visit www.pittsburghhabitat.org/waystogive.