Charlottesville Home Gets a Fix-Up with Help from Darden Students

Posted: Updated: Sep 22, 2012 07:03 PM EDT

A Charlottesville man's home is undergoing a fix-up thanks to a volunteers from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and the Building Goodness Foundation.

Volunteers got to work on Saturday for Building Goodness in April's first fall project.  The home on Lankford Avenue, which has been in Robert Hamilton's family for three generations, got a complete exterior makeover.

Building Goodness in April and students from UVA's Darden School selected the home as their first autumn project to get it ready for the season ahead.

Meaghan Sparkman, the executive director of Building Goodness in April, said, "Replacing the windows, repairing the roof, and we're also redoing one of the front door and the back door to help hold in all of the heat during the winter so he can really stay warm."

During the spring build, the group fixes up 10 to 15 homes. They are accepting recommendations for homes to fix up this spring.

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Reported by Molly Balkenbush