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Hammer with a Heart program to repair 9 homes in area
Mar 13, 2013 (The Wisconsin State Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Project Home's 12th annual Hammer with a Heart event started this week near Columbus, with a total of nine homes to be repaired for area families in need through May 4.
The program brings together about 200 skilled workers from local construction firms and the trades and community volunteers to make improvements to between seven and 10 homes each spring. After this year's event, the effort will have provided more than $1 million in home repairs since the program started in 2002, the group said in a statement.
Hammer with a Heart provides free home repair and improvements for low-income homeowners who have health, safety and comfort concerns about their homes. About half the materials used for repairs are donated by local companies.
Work began Tuesday with a crew from Waunakee Remodeling replacing the roof and gutters at the Columbus-area home of Ken and Susan Wulf, whose physical disabilities have prevented them from doing the needed work, according to Project Home.
The other eight homes to be improved between now and May 4 are in Madison, Monona, Oregon and the town of Dunn, Project Home spokesman Jason Hafeman said.
Other house sponsors for this year's events include JH Findorff & Son, Community Shares, American Family Insurance, Heartland Credit Union, Madison Area Builders Association, NARI of Madison and Carpenters Local 314.
Sponsors of materials include Johnson Bank, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, Associated Bank, Wegner CPAs, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, M3 Insurance and Godfrey & Kahn.
Project Home is a nonprofit organization aimed at improving the quality and affordability of housing for low-to-moderate residents of Dane and Green counties. The group helps residents save money and energy year-round through its weatherization and home repair programs.
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UPDATED 5:43 PM EST - Jun 19, 2013
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