Volunteers help needy homeowners

Scores of Wilton volunteers participated in the 28th annual HomeFront Day on Saturday, May 2. Volunteers from Our Lady of Fatima, St. Matthew’s and Wilton Presbyterian churches as well as the Kiwanis Club and Bankwell repaired and renovated the Norwalk homes of low-income families.
Wilton Kiwanians helped a needy homeowner with yard cleanup, minor repairs and painting. The project was a day-long event with some club members working from 8 to noon, and others from noon until 4.
Project captains Bob Parisot and Kevin Craw directed more than 30 willing workers  organized by volunteer coordinators Jerry Holdridge and Ray Moskow of Kiwanis and Wilton Bankwell Manager Ann Mitrione. Parisot commented that more work was accomplished than had initially been planned.
This is just another of the Kiwanis “Hands On” projects. For more than 20 years the club has helped families in Wilton and surrounding towns keep their homes in good repair.
Our Lady of Fatima’s HomeFront team was 16 strong and worked on the home in south Norwalk where the family had suffered some recent tragedies along with financial and health problems. The team’s significant accomplishments included:
• Replacing five upstairs windows;
• Building/installing new upstairs bathroom shower;
• Installing new kitchen countertops with new sink and faucet;
• Installing new upstairs bathroom vanity;
• Installing new storm door;
• Replacing door in upstairs bedroom;
• Resetting door in downstairs bedroom;
• Fabricating new front deck column support;
• Installing new ceiling light fixtures in bathroom, kitchen and three bedrooms.