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  • Buchner Led Team Travel to Kenya for The Rain Harvest Project

    In 2012, John and Vikki Buchner travelled to Kenya to volunteer at Mully Children’s Family (MCF) – a home that rescues orphaned and abandoned children and gives them food, a home, and an education to be productive members of society. While there, John noticed that there was no gutter system in place to collect any rain water, thus losing the opportunity to collect this precious resource. Inspired by this, John decided that he was going to use his knowledge and expertise to install gutters on MCF’s 46 buildings while simultaneously teaching income generating skills to African youth.

    Thanks to some very generous donors, John was able to collect the materials needed to make this project possible. On January 29th, John and Vikki Buchner, Tom Howson, Carl Brausewetter of Bau Meister Fabrications and 20 other individuals travelled to Kenya to begin work on the buildings.

    On behalf of John and the rest of the Rain Harvest Project Team, we would like to thank these various gracious donors: Jupiter Aluminum, Nichols Aluminum, West Shore Resources, Bau Meister Fabrications, Featherlite Ladders, Midwest Tools, Cardinal Fasteners, Henry Co., Akzo Nobel, Van Mark, and KWM. Without your help, this dream would not have been made into a reality.

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  • The Rain Harvest Project is Complete

    The dream has been realized and we have had a wonderful experience teaching and working with MCF on the Rain Harvest Project.

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  • BMI Golf Tournament

    Once again BMI held it's annual golf tournament and once again it was a fun day for all.  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped out and congratulations to all the winners.

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  • Central Machinery Golf Tournament

    It was a wonderful day out on the course for the Central Machinery golf tournament.  For the third year in a row a member of the BMI team took home the prize for longest drive.

    Many thanks to our gracious and generous hosts.

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