GREAT FALLS — There are more than 200 community-based organizations across the country who are part of the NeighborWorks network, and they will all be participating in NeighborWorks Week from June 6 through June 13.
The goal of NeighborWorks Week is to raise awareness for the impact that NeighborWorks’ network of organizations have had on communities across America.
NeighborWorks Great Falls is also asking homeowners to participate in a giveaway, all you have to do is share a picture of yourself in front of your house on social media, tag NeighborWorks Great Falls, and share a little bit about your home owning journey.
“We participate in NeighborWorks week every year, and so it’s something that, across the U.S., all NeighborWorks members participate in each year,” explained NeighborWorks Great Falls Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator Chelsey Hutmacher. “Those events can look different every year, and just with everything going on, we figured we would kind of change up our events this year.”
NeighborWorks will also have a booth set up in downtown Great Falls on Thursday, where people can come out and learn more about the organization.
“On Thursday, we will be downtown, we’ll be right in front of the murals on 5th, and so we’ll be right across from Enbar,” said Hutmacher. “We’ll have some different NeighborWorks pieces to give out, and you can come, learn more about NeighborWorks, check it out and be entered to win a drawing from Jonas Sprinklers.”
On June 1, Great Falls Mayor Bob Kelley signed a proclamation making June 6-13, 2020 “NeighborWorks Week.” While Great Falls has participated in the event for years, Chelsey says that the official proclamation from Mayor Kelly is important because it allows them to make this event a “community-wide effort” with friends neighbors throughout Great Falls.
“For us all to come together and celebrate, not only NeighborWorks week, but homeownership in general, and being able to come together to strengthen our community,” Chelsey explained.