Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County is excited to announce the repurchase of an existing Habitat home to recycle. The previous partner family has successfully moved forward in her life, thanks in part to her Habitat experience. Habitat will recycle the Wauseon home as a community service project and is partnering with Sara’s Garden to provide this home as short term living quarters for their clients and families. “This is an exciting opportunity to combine our efforts, thus furthering both missions and helping more families in need”, states Heidi Kern, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, Ohio. She adds, “This community helps Habitat give a hand up to our partner families and now we can pay it forward through this first-of-its-kind project with Sara’s Garden.”
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is that every man, woman and child in Fulton County can have a decent place to live. Since 2001, Habitat has provided 19 local families with safe, affordable housing. The Sara’s Garden project provides for this vision to become reality for families facing short term living crises while their loved ones receive much-needed treatment and care at Sara’s Garden. Although this is a recycle project and not a new build, funding is still necessary to complete the project’s updates. Habitat is continually grateful for contributions we receive from United Way, churches, businesses and individuals, but these amounts are not fully meeting our needs.
Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County wants to put faith into action, completing this recycle project by June 1st and beginning a new construction project this fall. Our new Home Repair Ministry is beginning this month and we want to serve a second family with a new construction next year. The need for our ministry is ever-growing.
Sara’s Garden provides the highest quality of medical and educational programming available and empowers individuals with disabilities to recognize and optimize their full potential. What started out as a facility that treated only children with Cerebral Palsy, has grown to include clients of all ages and conditions… such as ALS, Autism, Burns, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Lyme Disease, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, RSD, Seizure Disorders, Sports Injury, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Wound Healing.
Sara’s Garden provides clients from across the country with specialized, comprehensive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Conductive Education, Autism Intervention and Sensory Integration Services. Although located in Wauseon, Ohio, the facility’s licensed professionals serve those from neighboring communities, counties and states through programs that are not offered in conjunction elsewhere.
Executive Director of Sara’s Garden, Matt Rychener, knows this Habitat recycle project will allow Sara’s Garden to better serve their clients. He states, “We are so thrilled and thankful to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity on this project. This home will allow us to more effectively serve the clients traveling here from across the country for services at Sara’s Garden.”
Volunteers and donations are needed to complete this project. Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, Ohio and Sara’s Garden are registered 501(c)3 organizations; all contributions are tax-deductible. Your consideration is a blessing to both ministries.
For more information or to schedule a representative to visit your organization, contact the Habitat office at 419-335-7000 or Sara’s Garden at 419-335-SARA(7272) Please prayerfully consider how you can help provide safe, affordable housing through volunteering or making a donation. Gifts may be designated to specific projects, including the Sara’s Garden recycle.
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