Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:40 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Arts gets support, gives thanks

Recently the Homer Foundation administered the City of Homer Grants Program and awarded funds to nine Homer nonprofits to support operating expenses.

Nonprofits are guided by a mission and driven by the passion to sustain or improve our quality of life, whether it is about protecting the environment, feeding the hungry, building a playground, providing health care or opportunities to participate in the arts. This community demands a quality of life that has created a large nonprofit sector. We rely on grants, sponsorships, donations, memberships, fundraisers and endless hours of staff and volunteer time to meet our missions. Without all of this, the cost of projects, classes and events would be exclusive if not prohibitive. Many services would not be available.

Homer Council on the Arts would like to thank the city of Homer and the Homer Foundation for their support and the recognition that the arts are as important to the health and vitality of our community as the Homer Community Food Pantry, Hospice of Homer, the environment, our land and the trails to enjoy our land. All of these facets of our community meet the many needs of Homer and support a quality of life that we cherish.

Gail Edgerly, executive director

Homer Council on the Arts