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Volunteers working to clean up troubled neighborhood

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Volunteers began work this weekend to clean up the troubled Wellington Heights neighborhood in Cedar Rapids. Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity are painting several homes in the 18-block neighborhood.

It's part of a program called A Brush with Kindness.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is working with the Affordable Housing Network, Inc. on this project.

Throughout the spring and summer, crews will be working on several homes in the area scraping, painting, and landscaping the yards.

"This area needs help because it's in a low-income area and a lot of the homeowners cannot afford to do this on their own so Habitat for Humanity is going alongside them to offer no-interest loans and no-profit labor," said AT Hulder, Project Site Supervisor.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded the project a two year, $60,000 grant to help fund the home improvement projects.

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