As reported by Four Points:
Local Boy Scout Hunter Husband hosted a workday earlier this year at the site of the new Autism Trust residential home for adults living with autism as part of his Eagle Scout service project. Husband, who is himself on the autism spectrum, was grateful for the participation of volunteers and local businesses.
“Because of (our volunteers), we accomplished much more than I expected! It was a great community turnout with over 40 volunteersthroughout the event. I also appreciate the donations from Home De-pot, HEB, and Pizza Hut,” Husband said.
In February, volunteers helped to clear trails at the site in River Place as well as a large area for a horse paddock. The work was vigorous and involved digging up cacti, cutting down and removing large cedars and moving rocks to ensure smooth trail for residents.
Husband’s Vandegrift cross country team came out to help as well as volunteers from throughout the community, including local Boy Scout Troops 201,441 and 2012, lo-
cal Girl Scouts, Project Serve beach volleyball, Austin Christian Fellowship and others. “These volunteers have all provided much needed support in helping us begin our journey,” said Jonathan Tommey who, along with
his wife Polly, founded the Autism Trust. The Tommeys are the parents of a 19-year-old son with autism. “They can each feel very proud not only of their dedicated work but in helping a non-profit that will also support community members by helping them to better understand autism and the potential each individual has.”