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United Fund Kick Off Breakfast. Susan Hansen for Habitat for Humanity.
Susan Hansen with Habitat Humanity told the audience about their plan to build a series of affordable, energy efficient housing on Nash Street in Miami. Photo by LCGross

United Fund hosts a packed crowd for Kick Off Breakfast

The United Fund of Globe Miami hosted their kick off breakfast this morning at Cobre Valley Country Club where they announced the 2018 recipients. It was a packed house despite the early morning breakfast hour with members of the 20+ agencies represented, along with community leaders and major stakeholders. The keynote speakers were Mayor Daley of Miami and Mayor Al Gameros of Globe who both talked about the importance of collaboration among the two communities and within organizations in order to get things done. 

Susan Hansen who is on the board of Habitat for Humanity gave a short presentation on their new project involving a multi-unit housing project on Nash Street in Miami. Hansen says they will be energy efficient, and modern while utilizing materials which reflect the culture and history of a small town mining community. Habitat has secured the land and had it blue staked and expects to begin construction in 2018. 

According to United Fund, they are on track to invest $755,000 into the local community non-profit organizations. 

Update: Here is the list of recipients: Arizona Reservation Ministries, Boy Scouts of America, Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Cobre Valley Youth Club, Copper Basin Coalition, Copper Cities Youth Sports, Dylan Earven Foundation, Friends of the Globe Public Library, Gila Aging, Gila Community Food Bank ,Gila County 4-H Leaders Council, Gila County Historical Society, Gila House, Gila Reading Council, Globe Lions, Globe Lions – Camp, Globe Miami Community Concert Association, Habitat for Humanity of Globe-Miami, High Desert Humane Society, Horizon Human Services – Domestic Violence Safe House, Horizon Human Services – Residential, LEAD Guitar, Miami Genesis, Miami Memorial Library, Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education, Read On Christmas Express, Salvation Army Daycare,  St. Vincent’s of Holy Angels, Teen Outreach Pregnancy Service.


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Writer, photographer. Passionate foodie, lover of good books and storytelling. Lives in Globe. Plays in the historic district. Travels when possible.

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