Respond Housing Association’s Board of Directors joined staff, volunteers, residents, local children and officials to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the housing charity in Baile O’ Dubhda, Lisotowel, Co Kerry recently. Those who attended celebrated the work of Respond Housing Association in Listowel while children took part in workshops and activities as part of the celebrations.
Respond residents in Baile o’ Dubhda are involved in the annual Tidy Towns Competition and have won the “Best Kept Medium Estate” for the past 2 years. The local Respond communtiy centre where the celebration events took place is also host to the North Kerry Together group, North Kerry Daycare, Tidy Towns Committee, Active Retirement and Irish Dancing classes. This year residents are taking it a step further with a Rainwater Harvesting programme as part of their overall environmental project.
Fr. Pat Cogan, CEO of Respond Housing Association, said: “Our 30th anniversary in 2012 is a major milestone for Respond Housing and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate our achievements with our residents in Listowel and around the country. At Respond Housing Association we look to build communities not just houses and our upcoming conference in Cork on October 25th entitled “Better Being; Promoting Well-being within Communities” focuses on how we can provide better services to our residents. We’re looking forward to continuing to provide our service to the Kerry community, and nationwide, for the next 30 years or more.”