In wondering and praying about Brooksdale’s mission to transform people and places, a dream started to emerge of rejoining Hazelmere with Brooksdale, thus making the land we steward a contiguous whole as it connects with other conserved land nearby. The dream also included opening more retreat, staff and intern space for the steady stream of folks finding their way to our door.
Enter a sympathetic supporter with business know how, who suggested A Rocha acquire Hazelmere. To show the seriousness of his suggestion, he committed to donate a whopping third of the purchase price.
Next, cue Hazelmere’s sympathetic owner who suggested the friendliest of selling terms, including an interest-free payment schedule while we raise the remaining amount to close the deal. (We’re just over half way to our goal with 18 months to raise the rest.)