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Volunteers and Donations Needed for Walkin’ In My Shoes Home Renovation

The Kenosha-based nonprofit Walkin’ In My Shoes has received a 102-year-old home, donated by Wells Fargo, to provide a safe living space for low-income families. The house currently is in fair condition, but needs a good amount of work before the families can move in. Needed services and materials include drywall services, certified electrical and plumbing services, and lighting and flooring materials. The exterior needs energy-efficient windows, replacement gutters and paint.

“We are looking for individuals who can donate their time, talent or monetary gifts to purchase supplies and materials such as drywall and fixtures,” says Walkin’ In My Shoes founder and CEO Jo A. Flynn. “Once the house is complete, the families will be able to move in and have a beautiful place to call home.” Donations are tax deductible and volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

Walkin’ In My Shoes was founded in 2005 as a grassroots community effort in response to the increasing issue of underserved homeless populations throughout the United States. The organization has been working in the Kenosha area to help reduce the number of youth, women and children on the streets that are at risk of exploitation.

Location: 1420 60th St., Kenosha. To get more information, volunteer or donate, call 262-764-2077 or email JWynn@WalkinInMyShoes.org.

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