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LETTER: Over the top kindness … and thank you

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Spencer County Habitat for Humanity recently completed two spring fundraising events. We held our first yard sale in May and the Seventh Annual Golf Scramble on June 2.  At the yard sale we hoped there would be some who would donate items to sell and some who would stop by to purchase. But the number of people who called to offer donations and the yard sale shoppers who often said, “Just keep the change,” were kindnesses that allowed us to raise over $800.
At the golf scramble there were the usual teams who played and a new sponsor who supported the event — and we thank you all.  But the number of teams who called early to reserve their space to play in the scramble, the continued support of Mike Suchy and the golf course and the volunteers who worked throughout the event with cheerful smiles all day long — were kindnesses that allowed us to raise $6,000.
In addition, we count the acquisition of a new piece of property on Maple Avenue in Taylorsville that will be the future site of our first duplex Habitat home.
One of the neighbors, Junior Catlett, has offered to keep the grass mowed on the site until construction begins — an unexpected kindness.
We continue to be blessed by generous grants from the Trim Masters Charitable Foundation, and our new “A Brush With Kindness” program has allowed us to provide help to a home owner in need of air conditioning and begin raising funds to rebuild a porch for a Taylorsville family.
As a non-profit organization in a small rural area, we are thankful and so appreciative for all the kindnesses — from the large corporate grants to yard sale donations to a neighbor cutting the grass.
All of this makes it possible for Habitat to build homes in Spencer County for deserving families.
Scott Street
Spencer County Habitat President