Florence Fix-It

HWF Steps In to Help Repair & Rebuild

Old buildings are built to last, with brick or old-growth timber frames that are sturdy and strong. But they’re not invincible.

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, many in our community found themselves overwhelmed by the amount of work to be done, repairs to be made.

Luckily, old homes are also made to fix. With that in mind, HWF gave 21 homeowners small grants to help them continue to be great stewards of their old homes. The Florence Fix-It grants, issued for up to $5,000, were available in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties. All homes built in 1943 or earlier were eligible, regardless of whether they were located in historic districts.

One year later, we’re circling back to hear stories of our grant recipients. Some are still in the midst of repairs. Others have come out on the other side, grateful to have had HWF’s support in restoring their beloved homes to their pre-Florence glory.



FFI Grant recipient Profile: Jan Brewington & Jim King

FFI Grant recipient Profile: Caroline Fisher & Tony Peele