A Brush with Kindness

OCP Employees Paint Homes through Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness

Siccorah Martin and Jenni Harris of OCP Toledo participated in Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program on June 23rd. Especially during difficult times due to the economic effects of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to give back in the surrounding community.

A Brush with Kindness helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability, and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. The program is designed to revitalize the appearance of the local neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and help preserve affordable housing stock.

Siccorah and Jenni painted the exterior of a home alongside a Habitat for Humanity home recipient who wanted to return the favor for a home the charity bestowed upon her. “The entire experience was an inspiration,” explained Siccorah Martin, OCP Human Resources Manager. “Working next to someone who had received a Habit for Humanity Home and hearing her story made us even more aware of the power of volunteerism and how an act of kindness can change someone's life forever. OCP looks forward to continuing our partnership with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.”

To learn more about upcoming Habitat for Humanity volunteer opportunities in your region, visit https://www.habitat.org/

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