The Work of Angels

Monday, November 16, 2015

Contributor: John Weyenberg, President-Executive at Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

In early September, United Way Fox Cities announced that we would be supporting The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization initiative Rock the Block® with a $300,000 grant. The project invests in neighborhoods struggling with decreasing property values and an increasing number of rental properties. The grant was possible thanks to your ongoing investment in United Way Fox Cities. Below is a letter we received from Habitat for Humanity...we thought we would pass it on you...

When we asked one of the homeowners how she felt about her "Rock the Block" project, she responded by giving everyone a hug. Another homeowner said she had prayed to God for help in saving her failing front porch. When the work was finished, she told us, "You guys are like angels."

We cannot thank you enough for what United Way Fox Cities has contributed to our neighborhood revitalization effort. Your gift is doing "the work of angels" this year and we will report back to you again and again the feedback we are getting. You believed in us and we are proud to report that your belief is paying off in the work done on 31 homes and in the neighborhoods to come.

To us, YOU are the angels.

John Weyenberg

Learn more about Rock the Block.