Home Repairs or Painting

Do you need help with minor home repairs or with home painting?


  • Do you own your home?
  • Do you live in Burnett, Polk, Rusk or Washburn County?
  • Are you unable to hire the work done or buy materials?
  • Are you comfortable with having volunteers work on your home?
  • Will you work alongside volunteers if you are able?
  • Are you willing to pay Habitat back for any costs through affordable payments?

If you answered yes to the above questions, apply for help through the Home Preservation program, formerly known as A Brush With Kindness

Call 715-939-1390 or email us at: office@wildrivershabitat.org


A Brush with kindness (Now home preservation)

What is Home Preservation (A Brush With Kindness)?


The Home Preservation (A Brush with Kindness) program helps assist those in a community that need a little extra help with their owned home.  Projects include exterior painting, landscaping, ramps and minor repair services. Home Preservation (A Brush with Kindness)  helps revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, strengthens connections within the community and helps preserve affordable housing stock. 

Home Preservation (A Brush with Kindness)  helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. Home Preservation (A Brush with Kindness) works in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, enabling them to serve more families and increase opportunities for volunteers. Most importantly, Home Preservation (A Brush with Kindness)  is part of Habitat’s broader community development strategy called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI). NRI is designed to carry out Habitat for Humanity’s strategic imperative of helping to transform and strengthen communities so that those who reside in them will be able to live and grow into all that God intends for them.

 By participating in A Brush With Kindness (now Home Preservation), you will become part of a new movement to expand Habitat’s capacity to help those in need of a safe and decent place to live. Your light will shine brighter in your community as people see how your work serving those in need is restoring hope and dignity to their lives. 

History of Home Preservation (A Brush With Kindness)

 A Brush With Kindness (now Home Preservation) began in the United States in 1999 as a neighborhood revitalization program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program was created by Pat Lund, and with support from the Valspar Corp., it continues to have a significant impact on families and communities in the Twin Cities area and beyond. Habitat for Humanity International, with generous support from the Valspar Corp., has modified that local program and is encouraging affiliates all across the country to join the A Brush With Kindness (now Home Preservation) movement by expanding their scope of services.