Rock the Harbor 2013

The United Way of Northern Ozaukee and Mel’s Pig Roast joined forces this summer to “Rock the Harbor”, designating the funds raised at that event to support the health and human service needs in Ozaukee County. The fundraiser was held in conjunction with the 110th anniversary of Harley Davidson.

Since the United Way of Northern Ozaukee and Mel’s Pig Roast share a common goal to provide funding for human service agencies in Ozaukee County, all proceeds were earmarked to pay the rent at the Family Enrichment Center in Grafton for the non-profit agencies housed in that building.” Our health and human service agencies have been operating under extreme hardship conditions for the last several years with greater demands for increased services said Barbara Bates-Nelson, Executive Director for United Way of Northern Ozaukee. Both United Way of Northern Ozaukee and Mel’s Pig Roast wanted to help, and we felt that if we could assist with their rent for the remainder of the year and offer some relief, they could invest in programs that go to client services.

Jointly we made a donation of over $3700 which covered 15 days of rent expenses for the seven non-profit agencies at the FEC. These funds can now go directly to clients services to: Put a caring listener on the line with a caller in crisis. Match an at risk child with another caring adult. Offer caring support to a child after the loss of a parent. Help a family stay in their home and make plans to avoid eviction. Provide helpful instructions to struggling parents.  Provide family counseling.  Offer internet safety classes to children.  Allow a senior and a disabled individual the opportunity to live independently. Give a volunteer the opportunity to give back to the community.