We’re pleased to announce the Epicenter has received a partial grant award from Bike and Build!
The $2,483.55 awarded, plus $200 for an overnight thank you, is a very welcome gift from our friends and partners. We highly encourage you to explore the noble (and fun) mission of Bike and Build by visiting their website.
Bike and Build focuses on involving young adults in the cause of affordable housing. Therefore, grant applications must focus on providing opportunities for young adults to become involved. Below is an excerpt from the Epicenter’s grant application:
“The much-appreciated [funding] from B&B this year will go towards capital, operational expenses, and wage subsidies required to continue to provide opportunities for young adults to come here to live and work and learn from this community, all the while using their education not to climb the corporate ladder but instead to help others…There are many we know who desire to come here to work and are able to do so for brief periods; having the capital provided by this B&B grant would create opportunities to keep people here by being able to provide living stipends and would cover expenses incurred in operating this non-profit resource center.”
Have suggestions on how this money should be best used? Let us know! Make a proposal! We’ve got some ideas (and requirements), of course, but we’re always interested to hear from you.
This summer, the Epicenter coordinated a two-night stay in Green River with the P2C team of 33 riders, working on the Habitat for Humanity house. The riders passed the sheathing inspection, built attic vents at the gables, constructed the platform for the front porch, wrapped the house, and completed some more interior wall framing. Having the team here was a big boost for the construction.
Thank you again to Bike and Build, in their third year of support of the Epicenter. We look forward to continuing to partner with Bike and Build in the future.