Lexington volunteers increasing access to home repair tools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — People in Lexington who need access to tools are about to have an easier time getting their hands on them. The goal is to help people stay in their homes.

When looking at ways to help his community through his Leadership Lexington class, a simple idea struck Chris Gipson.

“We look around our neighborhoods and we kind of see houses falling apart and people in need of repairs and stuff. They just need assistance to do it. We’ve learned in this process that code violations can pile up really fast and it takes $5,000 in

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