Donation ensures event protects both outside and inside of home
Protecting the homes of seniors both inside and out, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society in August donated 100 fire extinguishers to clients of the Brothers Redevelopment Paint-A-Thon.
Provided at a discount by Lowes Hardware, the RIMS-donated extinguishers will provide great savings and service to Paint-A-Thon recipients who are, on average, 74-years-old and living on fixed incomes of less than $1,200 per month.
Further adding to the value of the donation, which surpassed $1,800, the chapter also painted the home of Northglenn senior Maureen Christenson—saving her thousands more in home maintenance costs, protecting her home’s exterior and preserving home values in her north metro neighborhood.
“The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management showed a high level of concern for our clients both by donating the fire extinguishers and by donating their time to paint a home for one of our deserving clients,” said Jason Stutzman, Brothers Redevelopment’s Home Maintenance and Repair (HMR) Program director.
The donation complements the services offered through the agency’s HMR program—through which ‘Brothers’ makes home repairs that improve the safety and in-home mobility of low-income, elderly and disabled clients.
In addition to house painting, common maintenance and/or repair include the construction of wheelchair ramps and accessible showers, the installation of grab bars, and much more.