Brush With Kindness

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/12/2017 - 10:36

Habitat for Humanity International generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is a non-governmental, and nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1976.

BWK is Brush With Kindness. A volunteer neighborhood program which is run by Habitat for Humanity and offers light home renovation work to low-income homeowners who need help to complete the work.

The Projects are part of Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives, which are so vital for our work across Westchester County. Habitat has performed a number of BWK projects for myriad families from different circumstances. Families help to pay back costs, when possible, for the work done by Habitat of Westchester, interest-free.

In Mamaroneck, Habitat was involved with extensive BWK projects assisting more than 200 families in the Floods of 2007 and again returned during Hurricanes Irene wrath. Other local BWK projects have sent us to Somers, Rye, Pound Ridge, Larchmont, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Peekskill, and Yonkers, but BWK isn’t limited to Westchester; we are now focused on BWK projects repairing the damage done by Hurricane Sandy and helping anyone who needs it. In the Rockaways and Breezy Point, Habitat has assisted with more than 900 BWK disaster “gut and mucks.” As of early 2014, Habitat for Westchester has helped or completely repaired more than 60 homes to get families back in post-Sandy.

To sponsor a nearby BWK project, email Jim Killoran at