The Great Falls Rotary Foundation has donated $3,000 to NeighborWorks Great Falls to pay for the trees for this year’s Owner Built Homes program. This is the second year in a row that the Rotary Foundation has contributed to reduce the cost for the families in the program. This week Sheila Rice, Cari Yturri and Bob Holter presented NeighborWorks with the check. Bob Holter has been a long-time advocate for trees in our community with his advocacy seen throughout Meadowlark Country Club and previous NeighborWorks builds. Holter has said on numerous occasions “Only God can create trees, but we can plant them”.
Sherrie Arey, NeighborWorks Executive Director thanked the foundation for their gift, stating “It’s so much more than trees, these are the trees that will be decorated at Christmas, the trees that will be used to provide shade for family picnics and the trees that will provide bad hiding spots for games of hide-and-go-seek for years to come. Rotary is leaving a legacy that will remain for generations”.
The Owner Built Dream Street Open House will be held on August 28th from 4:30-6:30pm at 49 39th Ave NE. This open house is a celebration of the 10 families dedication and achievement. Great Falls Rotary Foundation will be recognized for their contribution to these families and the community during the 5:15pm program. All are welcome to attend. To learn more about the Owner Built Homes program, click here.