Winona Elks award grant to Habitat for Humanity

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - The Winona Elks Lodge #327 awarded a Gratitude Grant of $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties..

The grant is from the National Elks Foundation as part of their Community Investment Program.

Mike Curran of the Elks presented the check to Amanda Hedlund, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, and John Corcoran, Construction Manager.

The funds helped secure tools and related materials to be used in Habitat's A Brush With Kindness program, which served 38 households locally in 2017.

“We are pleased to provide these Gratitude Grant funds to Habitat so that
they may continue to do the great work they perform in the areas they serve”, Mr. Curran said.

A Brush With Kindness is an exterior home repair program for people with limited incomes living in Winona and Fillmore counties. Typical projects include exterior painting, siding and soffit repair, accessibility modifications such as wheelchair ramps, roofs, and more.

John Corcoran said, “These tools will be invaluable in helping us as we bring volunteers and community members together to work on much-needed home repair projects. We are very grateful for this partnership with the Elks.”

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