I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this community and its support of HoWL as we embark on our sixth year as an organization. You may have noticed the new yurt at HoWL Headquarters. That yurt was raised thanks to nearly 30 volunteers who spent their Saturday helping stretch walls, scrub lattice and raise the roof. Thanks especially to Gabe Tenhoff who donated his time and expertise as our yurt specialist, and to Mark and Debbie Speakman who are letting us borrow their yurt for our programs.
The yurt is just phase 1 in our HoWL Headquarters Beautification project. This spring we plan to add a sprawling lawn, a barrier from the Spit Road, a slackline, picnic tables, benches and a grill to support this community’s need for an outdoor hang-out space for our youth.
We’ve come a long way since HoWL’s founding in 2009, and it’s thanks entirely to the support of Homer and the wonderful people who live here that we’ve been this successful so far.
Thank you, Homer.
HoWL programs and executive director