Wilton volunteers embark on HomeFront repairs Saturday
Volunteers from the Wilton Kiwanis Club and Our Lady of Fatima will join 2,000 others on Saturday, May 5, as they mark HomeFront Day's 30th Anniversary by helping with repairs to homes in Wilton and Norwalk. All told, the campaign will revitalize 70 homes for low-income families in 36 cities across much of Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Volunteers represent 63 participating faith communities, service organizations and corporations.
These free repairs enable older adults living on fixed incomes, disabled homeowners, single-parent households, and families in transitional crisis to remain in their homes with a much-improved quality of life. Generous community and corporate foundations, individual donors and contributors of materials and services set this massive outpouring in motion.
Since the first 12 Norwalk homes spruced up by HomeFront volunteers in 1988, the program has touched more than 3,100
families in need. Thanks to The Home Depot Foundation, this year, HomeFront is able to tackle large-scale repair projects to ensure that 10 low-income veterans have a safe place to call home. Among other things, beneficiaries await having drafty windows replaced and tired walls painted, along with plumbing and electrical improvements, roofing repairs, wheelchair ramp installations and other safety enhancements.
HomeFront is a community-based program dedicated to providing quality-of-life improvements to families with financial hardships. Since 1988, HomeFront volunteers have repaired 3,100 homes, injecting $54 million of assistance where it is needed most.