Peachtree Corners Rotarians to help repair elderly resident’s home

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Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners are coming together with officials from Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity to offer “a brush with kindness” to one elderly resident of the Snellville area.

The club is helping out through a Habitat home repair program called “A Brush With Kindness.” Habitat documents show the resident who will receive the assistance is disabled and has trouble maintaining her home. The documents show she has been cited by police several times as a result.

Rotarian Robert Michener said volunteers from the club will do work on the exterior and interior of the home, but he added they are going beyond the work outlined in Habitat’s documents to help out.

“When our club’s president was on site meeting with the home owner to go over details, he was made aware that her outside HVAC system had been stolen,” Michener said. “This elderly lady has been living all year without A/C or heat … We have found an HVAC company to donate a brand new system as well as a cage to prevent any future theft.”

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The new air conditioner is being donated by Mingledorfs Inc, whose owner, Bud Mingledorf, is a former member of the Rotary Club. Installation of the new device is just a small sampling of the work Rotarians will be doing to improve the home.

The Habitat for Humanity documents illustrate several issues that the volunteers will address including front porch steps and retailing in need of repair, fascia that needs to be repaired, siding that needs to be replaced under a deck and an exterior that needs a pressure wash and new paint job

There is also a front door and frame that workers will try to repair, window panes that need to be replaced, a ceiling light that needs to be replaced, sections of ceiling that need to be repaired and bathtub fixtures that need to be replaced. A door that connects the garage to the backyard that needs to be replaced.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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