FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Habitat for Humanity and CASS Housing competed in a softball game to raise money for both of their causes on Saturday morning.
CASS Housing’s mission is to create and maintain customizable, affordable, sustainable, and safe living arrangements with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities that promote independent living skills.
While Habitat for Humanity for the Greater of Fort Wayne’s vision is to build and improve homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.
This event was held at the Indiana Tech Warrior Park where the two non-profits raised money to provide needed support for the work of both organizations and to help build more homes for those in the community.
“If two non for profits can get together and help more effectively accomplish the mission, everybody wins.” -Andrew Gritzmaker (Habitat for Humanity head)
The two teams competed for bragging rights and a chance to take home 51% of the fund raised from the event for their own organization.
Volunteers from both teams came out to help pass out flyers, take down donations and of course, cheer on their favorite team.
Jane Vorndron, a volunteer for CASS Housing, says this organization means everything to her.
She goes on to say her son is on the waiting list to get into a house through this program.
The cost to get into the event was free and open to the public.
Organizers say this is the first of many collaborations to be held between the two organizations.