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HomeFront Repairs 70 Homes Across CT
Volunteers help renew Greenwich homes
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Greenwich, CT | Added on May 03, 2014 At 07:23 PM

Nearly 70 homes across the state were repaired on Saturday for HomeFront Day.

"She hadn't had her house painted for 20 years," said FCCOG Chair of Christian Outreach Clem Lepoutre.

Volunteers from the First Congregational Church of Greenwich joined HomeFront, a volunteer-driven home repair program, with shovels and paintbrushes to repair the home a 92 year old woman living in Old Greenwich. 

"It's been quite a change and I'm well pleased with the work that's being done," said the homeowner. "I've never dreamed it could come out like this."   

HomeFront has been providing free repairs to low-income homeowners with the help of local volunteers for 27 years. Saturday's project on Laddins Rock Road is one three home repairs in Old Greenwich.  

"There is a diverse population in Greenwich and there are families that need help and they're typically elderly, living on social security, but they want to stay in their homes and they aren't able to afford to have just basic maintenance and repairs." 

"We built this house in 1954 and I was one of the first few people here on Laddins Rock Road," the homeowner said.  

"We started with the kitchen, have moved on to the living room, we're working on her bedroom and a guest room"  

Members of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich say they're hoping to continue their outreach with HomeFront. 

"We really feel that it's important to do that mission for our broader community, not just those local in our community but with those also across Connecticut and across the world." 

HomeFront is based in Stamford but serves area in Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven County, and Westchester County in New York. It relies on the financial donors and the skills of volunteers. For more information visit homefrontprogram.org.

 


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