For several years, Christmas in April was a program in Sheridan where people in existing homes would apply for assistance for maintenance issues. Now, that program has been merged with a new Habitat for Humanity program called "A Brush with Kindness." Habitat's Executive Director in Sheridan, Jessica Lindsley, says of the merge.
While Christmas in April was held just once a year, the Brush with Kindness program will be held quarterly, with three to five homes repaired each quarter. An application process will be followed, with selection taken from the applications showing the highest level of need. Another change, Lindsley says.
A Brush with Kindness focuses on interior and exterior home repair services, such as health and safety issues, roofs, heating, bathrooms, kitchens, windows, doors, painting, minor exterior repairs, weatherization and exterior clean-up. The focus of the work serves low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances.
Lindsley says that applications are being taken now for the next quarter, with the application period ending April 23rd. Jessica says they always welcome new volunteers to help. To learn more, or to download an application visit