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Linda Welty named 2011 Volunteer of the Year!

SCCAP's Linda Welty has been named the Volunteer of the Year by the Brown County Habitat for Humanity.

Here is some information from the Brown County Habitat for Humanity about Linda receiving this award: "Our recipient this year holds a special significance for the beginning of the Brown County Habitat affiliate. Linda Welty convened a group of church and community leaders to discuss how to address housing needs and noticed there were no referral services in the county for those with housing needs. A student intern working in her office suggested she explore Habitat for Humanity International. Therein was born Brown County Habitat for Humanity.

"Linda was born in Brown County, moved away with her family at age 10, then returned 25 years later to make it her home again. For 23 years, through her work with SCCAP, Linda has worked to help Brown County citizens who were caught in the cycle of poverty. Her vision for Habitat was to help some of those families to become homeowners and to break that cycle. Linda's fondest memories are of the tears of gladness and looks of hopefulness when partner families received the keys to their new homes.

"Habitat for Humanity and a grateful Brown County community say a big "THANK YOU" to Linda Welty for those twenty years of service to the people of the County and salute her as Brown County Habitat's 2011 "Volunteer of the Year." Congratulations Linda!"

-Ross Freeman