Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne Competes In Online Voting Contest

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne needs the community’s help by voting for it to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve our Wayne County.

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 12 a.m. and ending Aug. 23 at 11:59 p.m., US residents 18 years and older with a valid email address can begin voting for their favorite cause. Each person is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On Sept. 25, the top 40 vote-getters will be announced at and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of those top 40 vote-getters.

With your help Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne and is A Brush With Kindness program can be one of those top 40 vote-getters. Seeking to work with low- to moderate-income families who already own their homes, A Brush With Kindness focuses on minor, exterior repairs – those types of repairs that can improve a family’s safety and well-being, help avoid future problems and improve a home’s curbside appeal.

“We are excited about this opportunity,” said Matthew Whittle, executive director for Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne. “We were a finalist for this competition a couple of years ago and came up just short. This year we’re hoping to do better.

“The funds we receive are making a difference in the community as we seek to do what we can to make people’s homes a little better. And this grant will allow us to help even more families and to do so in a more meaningful and subsidized manner.”

Votes can be cast at

“We just thank the community so much for supporting us and for believing in our mission,” Whittle said. “We could do what we do – our homeowners would not have new places to call home – without you.”

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