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HONU continues to develop long-term community projects

HONU is working with the FFA chapter to distribute care packages like the one above to area farmers to help manage stress.

New Ulm Medical Center Foundation is the primary funder of the Heart of New Ulm (HONU) for 2019, 2020 and 2021, with additional funding provided by small grants. HONU leadership continues its work to develop a long-term funding plan and more than 80 community volunteers representing 35 organizations serve on 10 action teams. Here are a few action team highlights:

The Food Environment Action Team continues working to launch a revamped restaurant program that makes it easier for you to make healthier choices at New Ulm eating establishments.

With funding from the AARP Community Challenge Grant, the Downtown Action Team worked with the Brown County Historical Society to create and install a series of wraps on downtown tables and bench plaques that feature New Ulm’s history. You’re encouraged to do a walking tour of downtown and explore all of the tables and benches. Other priorities this year include installing parking lot signs, creating and promoting a downtown parking lot map and working with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota to conduct an assessment of the downtown area.

This spring, the Mental Health Action Team worked with local co-ops and Future Farmers of America chapter to create and distribute care packages for farmers in the New Ulm community to help them better manage stress.

For more information about HONU, visit heartofnewulm.com