John's usual excuses & apologies--
Just a short one this week. One final update on CLI's ongoing hiring efforts. We've met everyone that applied for positions this week and unfortunately we're not going to be able to help the two young men that need a new residential provider. The Huron County Board of DD is working hard to try to find options, so we'll just have to see how this all plays out.
We had a flat tire last week in one of the Nissans. Thanks to 3 NCI employees who saw Kerrie & I struggling to unbolt the spare tire from underneath the van-- Wyatt, Xander, & Dakota-- we were able to get it back on the road. Just another example of how lucky we are to be part of this community. We constantly benefit from others reaching out to help.
Looks like it's going to be nice weather this week, so get outside. Lots of studies have shown that just moving around outdoors in green spaces is good for your body and also your mental health. It doesn't have to be anything crazy, a simple walk is great.
We're getting ready to kick off a focused fundraising effort to make Kenilee Lanes completely wheelchair accessible. Thanks to previous fundraisers and a generous donation from the estate of Bill Pietz, we've already got $25,000 in that account. The estimate for the full renovation is north of $125K, so we've got a ways to go. CLI traditionally raises money for other local groups, not ourselves, so we'll have a bit of a learning curve as we ramp this campaign up. We think that this will be a project that lots of different people in the community will get behind. Accessibility issues impact CLI clients and also many military veterans, senior citizens, and others.
Have a great week. Keep those hands clean!