The 2019 Spring Formal King and Queen!
Deb has assisted several of the individuals she provides supports to in coordinating and hosting many parties no matter what the occasion (neighborhood cookouts, birthday and sporting event parties, holiday gatherings, etc.) as she realizes these types of social engagements are important. Music and food are things that seem to bring people together so there is never a shortage of either when Deb has been a part of the planning.
Deb also knows the people she provides supports to enjoy giving back to their communities. Finding ways for people to carry out civic responsibilities (participating in fundraisers, community clean ups, food shelf collections, etc.) is important to both Deb and those she supports.
When someone is experiencing medical concerns, Deb is the first person to contact the needed people, leave notes for others and to offer to go above and beyond to ensure proper care. Deb has a big heart and we are grateful for all that she brings to Great River Homes, Inc.
It felt good to give back and help others in our community. Great River Homes, Inc. donated 127 pounds of food to the Wabasha Food Bank before the Christmas Holiday.
Great River Homes, Inc. is a private non-profit organization which has been part of the Wabasha community for the past 42 years. Established in 1975 by a group of local citizens who were charged with developing and operating community-based residential alternatives to institutional placement for persons with disabilities in Wabasha County. Great River Homes, Inc. is dedicated to assisting and empowering others to live as independently as possible in the community in which they live. We feel honored and blessed to be able to do the work that we do and be a part of such a supportive community. We look forward to what this new year will bring and our wish for you is a happy and healthy 2019!
Bob and Diane Scheel Received A Good Neighbor Award
Bob and Diane Scheel of Wabasha were recognized by Great River Homes, Inc. as Good Neighbors for the nurturing and kind rapport they have with the people who shopped daily at Scheels Super Valu. The award was presented at the Providers’ Network Annual Good Neighbor Awards Banquet held at the Rochester International Event Center on November 7, 2018.
Bob and Diane Scheel owned and operated Scheels Super Valu in Wabasha for the past 22 years. The store has been owned by the Scheel family for over 49 years until it was recently sold. The Scheel family has supported the mission or Great River Homes, Inc. since 1976 when Great River Homes, Inc. began providing services. The Scheels have supported our fundraisers including the Great River Homes, Inc. Benefit Golf Tournament, The Grumpy Plunge, the Tootsie Roll Fundraiser and the Direct Mail Fundraiser. Bob and Diane Scheel have also provided a discount on groceries. Beyond their financial support, the Scheels have always made everyone associated with Great River Homes, Inc. feel accepted as valued members of the community.
Shopping is an essential activity in people’s lives. On any given day when you walked into Scheels Super Valu you could have heard people visiting in the aisles, sharing future plans or activities in the checkout lanes, and leaving the store feeling better than they did when they went in. The Scheel family did an amazing job connecting to people served by Great River Homes, Inc. They knew people on a first name basis, what they are looking for, and would go above and beyond to ensure everyone had a satisfactory shopping experience.