Habitat for Humanity gets new cargo trailer to expand program

Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 23:39 - Written by Rebecca Hoeffner, rhoeffner@tylerpaper.com

043014_Habitat_Trailer_02web photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, Steve Pepenella, Jack Wilson and Margo Ballew, stand in from of their new trailer Wednesday at Northern Tool & Equipment in Tyler. Habitat for Humanity, Northern Tool and SignMasters of Tyler unveil ed a new 6X12 enclosed cargo trailer donated to Habitat by Northern Tool. The new trailer will be used to expand Habitat's "A Brush with Kindness" program. "A Brush with Kindness" is Habitat's exterior home preservation program that revitalizes low-income homes and neighborhoods. SignMasters of Tyler donated the graphic design wrapping of the trailer. "The program is a 3-way partnership between Habitat, Valspar Paint and the homeowner," said Habitat's Steve Pepenella who oversees the program. "If the homeowner is physically able, they prepare their home to be painted. Then Habitat staff and volunteers join the homeowner in painting the home using paint that is donated by Valspar."
043014_Habitat_Trailer_01web photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, Northern Tool and SignMasters of Tyler unveiled a new 6X12 enclosed cargo trailer donated to Habitat by Northern Tool. The new trailer will be used to expand Habitat's "A Brush with Kindness" program. "A Brush with Kindness" is Habitat's exterior home preservation program that revitalizes low-income homes and neighborhoods. SignMasters of Tyler donated the graphic design wrapping of the trailer. "The program is a 3-way partnership between Habitat, Valspar Paint and the homeowner," said Habitat's Steve Pepenella who oversees the program. "If the homeowner is physically able, they prepare their home to be painted. Then Habitat staff and volunteers join the homeowner in painting the home using paint that is donated by Valspar." Pictured from left: Northern Tool assistant managers Brayden Lodermeier and Tracy Boone, John de Noyelles of Habitat, Northern Tool store manager Trung Huynh, Habitat senior construction manager Steve Pepenella, Sign Masters of Tyler owner Jana Cilliers, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County CEO Jack Wilson, Margo Ballew of Habitat and Rosie Mastrolia of Habitat.
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Habitat for Humanity received a new cargo trailer to expand its “A Brush with Kindness” program.

“A Brush with Kindness” is Habitat’s exterior home preservation program that revitalizes low-income homes and neighborhoods.

“The program is a three-way partnership between Habitat, Valspar Paint and the homeowner,” explained Habitat’s Steve Pepenella, who oversees the program. “If the homeowner is physically able, they prepare their home to be painted. Then Habitat staff and volunteers join the homeowner in painting the home ,using paint that is donated by Valspar.”

The 6-by-12 enclosed cargo trailer was donated to Habitat by Northern Tool. SignMasters, of Tyler, donated the graphic design wrapping of the trailer.

“We are grateful to Northern Tool for donating the new trailer. This will help us increase our impact across Smith County,” said Jack Wilson, Habitat’s CEO. “And we are indebted to SignMasters for donating the wrapping of the trailer. We are fortunate to have the support of such great businesses in the community.”

The trailer will transport to and from the job sites the numerous ladders, paint and painting supplies required for a painting project.