In August, the Ball State University baseball team put away their bats for the day and picked up paint brushes and hammers to repair five home through Muncie Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness. A Brush with Kindness helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes.
“Volunteers, like the BSU Baseball team, ensure that local families continue to live in, maintain, and take pride in their homes,” explained Kristin Freehill, Volunteer Coordinator for Muncie Habitat. “The program is designed to revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve affordable housing.”
The BSU Baseball team is a fantastic group of volunteers who works with Muncie Habitat regularly. Before the event, the coaches thought through a great deal of coordination and planning to ensure that they could still safely work with Muncie Habitat this year.
“Traditionally, one of our goals in our baseball program is to add value to our community and working with a great organization like Habitat for Humanity in support of their A Brush with Kindness initiative does just that,” said Rich Maloney, Head Coach for BSU Baseball. “I love hearing the stories of how Habitat for Humanity makes a difference in the lives of families. This is a small way in teaching our players how to make a difference in the lives of others by giving back.”
The team split up to tackle various projects throughout the 8twelve Neighborhood Revitalization-area, located on the south side of Muncie. The teammates spent their day landscaping, cleaning and painting to transform the exteriors of several homes. It’s amazing what a difference a day can make!
Thank you to the BSU baseball team for serving your community boldly through Muncie Habitat. We are so grateful for your continued support!