Letters: Volunteers, BCCF supporting many worthwhile projects

To the editor:

Many thanks to the Brown County Community Foundation for hosting the Volunteer Fair in June at the Brown County Inn. This fair benefits our community in at least three ways, one being the connection of potential new volunteers to the wide variety of organizations available here in the county. It is inspiring to talk with folks who are already involved in community work of all sorts, and those seeking something to do will surely find a niche.

Secondly, as a representative of Brown County Habitat for Humanity, I appreciate the opportunity to meet other representatives and to exchange information and resources. Habitat relies on volunteers, donations, good will, energy, enthusiasm and creativity. All of these are available at the fair among the participants, and it is so refreshing to network with other groups.

Lastly, the foundation does impressive things for this county by financially assisting organizations, recognizing volunteerism and helping our youth with scholarships. The foundation’s 2016 Annual Report which is distributed at the fair outlines the tremendous commitments that so many Brown Countians make with their money and their time. We are so fortunate to have people here who devote significant time and resources to those in need and to worthy projects. For a county with three traffic lights and maybe 15,000 residents, we do amazing things!

Speaking of amazing, Habitat for Humanity right here in Brown County is working hard to complete its 20th building, a home for a local family that will add stability to the community and to the children involved. We have a bunch of folks contributing labor, skill, experience, food, money, humor, sweat and good vibrations to this “build,” and we are so grateful to the foundation, too, for its contribution to our HVAC system. Thank you, BCCF!

Please browse our Facebook page “Brown County Habitat for Humanity” for the very latest and humorous news of our progress.

Again, thank you!

Marilyn Fagg, co-president, Brown County Habitat for Humanity

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