"This year, Sally Hackett asked me to assist her in finding homes in the Davenport area because I had been involved when the convention was in Dubuque a few years ago. It was kind of a natural fit for me this year, since the convention is in Davenport. Currently we have one home that was purchased and were still looking for a buyer for a second home. The first buyer has already closed and moved into their new home and will be coming to the Awards Luncheon at the state convention in Davenport and talking about how this program assisted them."
Case also pointed out that sometimes its difficult to choose the right family for the program.
"Its a combination of money being available and a house being available," Case said. "The people have to go through an 8-week course. We tell the agencies that we have money available and they give us a couple candidates that need this type of funding."
The fun and rewarding project, funded by the Iowa CRS chapter, moves from city to city and uses a different CRS representative every year. Case says its a great learning tool and well worth the time and effort.