Housing Assistance says goodbye to a longtime volunteer, Board member and our friend. Fred was the third person to walk through our doors and offer to volunteer for the Home Repair Program, and he never left us. He was an excellent carpenter and also did plumbing and electrical repairs. Through the years, Fred cooked for our annual membership meetings, he built playhouses and birdhouses for fundraisers, and served on the Board of Directors, only stepping down two weeks before he passed. His talent and wisdom were essential to our mission. In fact, during a stalemate during the crafting of our mission statement, Fred was instrumental in introducing wording that brought the group together and moved the statement forward into the final version. His skills as board parliamentarian are legendary. Fred Wengel passed away July 15, 2016 and will always be fondly remembered.