A home is supposed to be a safe place, so it disturbs us when our home can be dangerous to our health. Many homes in Grand Rapids have lead paint on them, posing a serious health hazard to our curious children.
Get the Lead Out! is an local agency that seeks to end childhood lead poisoning in KentCounty. They target lower income households and through this good work, they were a finalist in the Connecting with Community award.
A simple phone call to Get the Lead Out! is all it takes to get started. The agency also provides financial assistance to help pay for the repairs. For homes with a lead poisoned child, all the repairs are done for free.
Through the good work of Get the Lead out! over 1,100 homes have been made lead free so far.