Brush Up Nebraska Brightens Homes

All across the metro this weekend you might see crews painting the town red, literally.

Brush Up Nebraska is an organization that prides itself in helping elderly and disabled property owners give their homes a little touch up.

This weekend, nearly 2,000 volunteers will paint 78 homes.

Bennie Cunningham was watching WOWT 6 News earlier this year when she saw information about Brush Up Nebraska.

"I wrote the number down, I got an application, I sent it in and I thought well maybe," Cunningham said. "And then I got the call."

Now a few months later, over 20 TD Ameritrade volunteers showed up to her home to paint it green.

"I thought the green would be pretty and they said they did, too," she said.

Tom Pettigrew started the organization 26 years ago with his wife. Since that time, they've helped over 2,570 home owners spruce up their houses with the help of over 76,000 volunteers.

"It’s a blessing," Pettigrew said. "And it’s the only way we could get this work done. They call it many hands make light work, well that’s what happened here."

Brush Up Nebraska is no longer accepting applications from home owners or volunteers for this year. But you can check out their website for information about how to get signed up for next year.


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