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Aug 18, 2013

The Voice

Published: Sunday, August 18, 2013

By Katelyn Larese, Staff Writer

Four years ago, longtime Richmond resident Leona Vining was told she had to paint the exterior of her house or face skyrocketing home insurance fees.

“My insurance company said they would increase my insurance to $9,000 a year if I didn’t get it painted,” she said.

But Vining’s house never got that fresh coat of paint it needed.

“My husband was in the middle of painting it when he passed away,” she said. “When he passed away, I lost everything. I didn’t care about the house. It didn’t matter.”

Now, dozens of volunteers are helping Vining get her home in order with Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program, which is designed to assist low-income homeowners in repairing and renovating their homes.

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