Community Foundation staff and donors dressed in jeans and wore gloves to work, as we joined forces to help build a new home for a survivor of the 2011 tornadoes that destroyed so much of our state. This was our chance to provide some direct service to one Pratt City woman and remember the many needs that remain.
We joined other volunteers on the Habitat for Humanity project March 1-3. While we were helping to rebuild one home, another wave of tornadoes brought destruction and death to Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and north Alabama.
Workers were not discouraged by the news that more storms were coming. Instead, we were all more determined than ever to take action and make a difference in one person’s life.
That’s what we all want, isn’t it? With every gift we receive and every grant we make, we want to make a difference. And we know that when we work together, that difference can be even greater.