The long-term dream of We Care founders Dick Bronson, Charlie Cropper, and Jan Buechler has been realized with the purchase of a building.
The board of directors of We Care purchased the former Aldi building on S.R. 931, and it will be used to conduct the annual We Care telethon and host the associated events throughout the year. According to board president Rebecca Varnell, the purchase was made possible by the We Care Hope Fund, which stood at $5.2 million as of yesterday.
“We are extremely proud that the new facility will allow We Care to function more efficiently, and it should facilitate growth as we look to the future,” she said. “The purchase of the building has been made possible by the investment performance of the We Care Hope Fund. We have been able to purchase the building with just a portion of the earnings achieved in 2019, while still growing the assets of the fund. We honor the generous gift of We Care supporter Norma Marschand whose $10,000 gift in memory of her husband, Don Marshand, launched the We Care Hope Fund."
Varnell said the additional facility space, loading docks, and public areas will enable We Care to potentially process more auction lots, accommodate additional volunteers, enhance broadcast abilities, and provide storage for auction items and telethon equipment during the year leading up to the event.