Letter To The Editor
Habitat for Humanity Grateful for Truck
In a world of constant need and burdens the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a beacon in the darkness. Through the generosity of many donors, scholarships and grants are given each year totaling in the millions of dollars, for people and organizations providing help and opportunity in the Fox Valley community.
Recently, the Community Foundation awarded Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity a $10,000.00 grant and we want to express our extreme appreciation. In early spring of this year Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity opened a ReStore, a store for used and often new building materials, cabinets, appliances, lighting, furniture, tools etc. These items are donated to us and we resell the items to raise funds to build homes for people in need. The $10,000.00 awarded will be used to buy a used truck which will allow us to go to homes and businesses and pick up product that we can then sell in the store.
The purchase of this truck would not be possible without the Community Foundation. Our thanks to Neal Ormond – Chairman of the Board, Sharon Stredde – President and CEO, and the Board of Directors. Because of their great work they are making it possible for many families to receive homes for years to come. Fox Valley Habitat thanks them for making a difference here in our own community.
Jeffrey J. Barrett, Executive Director
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
1300 S Broadway Ste 101, Montgomery, IL 60538