United Supermarkets has presented Brown County Home Solutions with a $2,500 grant for the organization’s Our Community Assistance program.

The grant represents five months of funding for the Community Assistance program, which provides emergency rent and utility assistance to individuals and families who are at-risk of becoming homeless, Brown County Home Solutions Executive Director Linda Heitman said.

In 2019, Brown County Home Solutions spent $3,948 and assisted 20 families consisting of 53 people to help them stay in their homes, Heitman said via email.

In addition, the organization provides security deposit assistance to help the homeless establish a residence. Also in 2019, the organization spent $2,137 and assisted 12 homeless families consisting of 18 people to establish a residence, Heitman said.

“This $2,500 grant from United Supermarkets will fully fund our Community Assistance program for five months,” Heitman said.

“For this we are truly grateful and give a heartfelt thank you to the United Supermarkets family.”

Brown County Home Solutions works with every other agency in town to provide the funds and services necessary to assist families, Heitman said.

She said it is vital for the community to work together to help others.

“The need is too great for one agency or organization to do it all,” Heitman said. “I am proud to be a part of this community and this agency who strives to address homelessness in a real and lasting way.”