Venture Inn donates to Habitat for Humanity

Submitted by

Bob Henline

Kootenai Country Montana

Through its monthly restaurant promotion with The Venture Inn, the Kootenai Country Montana Foundation donated $838 to the Kootenai Valley Partners – Habitat for Humanity. The Kootenai Valley Partners builds, renovates and repairs decent and affordable housing with people who are living in inadequate housing and who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means.

“Kootenai Country Montana is committed to improving our community, and that’s what the foundation is all about,” said Bob Henline, director of Kootenai Country Montana. ”Kootenai Valley Partners is an organization dedicated to helping local residents with their housing needs, and they have a proven track record of success. It is our privilege to be able to contribute to that success.”

Kootenai Valley Partners keeps up an impressive pace in the Libby area, building one new Habitat for Humanity home every two years. The group has completed 11 homes, with the 12th currently under construction. In the “off” years Kootenai Valley Partners participate in the Brush With Kindness project, in which they perform exterior repairs and revitalization of an area home.

“Habitat for Humanity is an organization with a wonderful vision of helping people own their own homes, and the Kootenai Valley Partners do an amazing job of bringing this vision to fruition every two years,” Henline said. “This is community building in its best form, people working locally to help people improve their own situations. I’m glad that we can be a part of it through our partnership with The Venture Inn.”

The Venture Inn Restaurant donates 10 percent of its sales during a specified week of each month, through the Kootenai Country Montana Foundation, to a local charitable organization. Since the program’s inception, more than $4,500 has been donated to local organizations.

“Our goal here is to contribute to the long term success of this community,” said Venture Inn owner Paul Bunn. “That’s why we started Kootenai Country Montana and the foundation, we want to see Libby, and all of Kootenai Country, succeed. This community has wonderful people doing great things, and we want to provide whatever help we can to those efforts. We love this community, we love the people of it, and we’re going to continue to do whatever we can to help.”