Habitat Hero: Bill Brausieck

bill-brausieckIn these uncertain and troubled times, we at Habitat feel extra lucky to witness generosity, humility, and concern for the welfare of others demonstrated daily by our volunteers. Bill Brausieck, for instance. A retired engineer, these days Bill gets paid zero dollars and zero cents to help working families in our community achieve independence through affordable home ownership. And he does it with bill-brausieck-3the same regularity that the rest of us work paying jobs. Now more than ever, folks like Bill are heroes to us.

“A Blessing for Me”

Bill headed up the Haxton Way project last year, helping the Van Dyken family construct a safe, decent home and helping the volunteers have a positive and productive experience on the build site. Easily a full-time job, but Bill did it all pro bono. “I look at Habitat more as a blessing for me,” Bill says, “because it gives me a place to put my energy for wanting bill-brausieck-2to build things and help people. I get to feel partly responsible for the happiness of others.”

Cause for Hope

For 6 years we’ve had the good fortune to be Bill’s blessing and we hope to retain the privilege for as long as he’ll have us. With folks like Bill around, our community will always have cause for hope.