For the third consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Great Falls has made a donation to help cover the cost of trees for the families completing the Owner Built Homes program. Set to finish in just a few months, these new neighbors are turning houses into homes as they round the corner and start the final stretch of completing 10 homes together this year.
This week, nine Rotarians including Megan Connors, President of the Rotary Club of Great Falls, visited the Owner Built Homes site to plant the final tree in honor of their donation and dedication to these families and individuals. Megan expressed her interest in continuing this partnership, stating “The Rotary Club of Great Falls is thrilled with the continued success of something that might seem small but has a lasting impact for the hardworking owners of the Owner Built Homes program and NeighborWorks. This win-win provides our Club a way to beautify the community and help NeighborWorks make affordable homeownership possible for so many well-deserving citizens of Great Falls.”
The donation towards these trees directly impacts these neighbors and helps to keep their cost low, preserving the affordable nature of these homes and this program. Sherrie Arey, Executive Director and Rotarian stated, “The trees are truly what complete these homes and turn this street into a neighborhood. We are so grateful to Rotary for their generosity to NeighborWorks and these builders.”
Unfortunately, we are unable to host our annual Dream Street Open House this year, but we plan to celebrate the achievements of these neighbors with the next group of families who will be completing their Dream Street in the summer of 2021. We plan to recognize the Rotary Club of Great Falls and all our partners who make the Owner Built Homes program possible year after year.
Learn more about our Owner Built Homes program on our website at https://www.nwgf.org/ownerbuilthomes.