2 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 LOCAL • TINY HOME Continued from page 1 munity will also offer work, apprenticeships, and a variety of support services. To reside in Elevate Community, an applicant must meet financial guidelines for low income housing. Occupants will be responsible for monthly rent, and proper care and upkeep of their home, as well as following a set of rules for personal conduct. Another stipulation of becoming a part of this new development is residency. Each applicant must prove that he or she has been a resident of Taney County for at least 12 months prior to occupying a home in Elevate Community. Elevate Branson founders Bryan and Amy Stallings pose on the front porch of the first of 48 tiny homes to be built in Elevate Community. (Special to Branson Globe) Stallings explained that the tiny house will be on display at Elevate Branson for the next 60 days, and interested persons can tour the home on an appointment basis. Businesses, organizations and individuals can sponsor one or more of the tiny homes. Depending on their level of sponsorship, they could CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES TANEY COUNTY 329 STONE COUNTY 84 RECOVERED CASES TANEY COUNTY 103 STONE COUNTY 49 bransonglobe.com name their home, choose paint colors for inside and outside, and can provide care and support for the future occupant of the home they sponsor. “We aren’t just building houses. We’re building community,” Stalling emphasized. “Our mission is to empower our neighbors to reach their full potential.” While Elevate Branson works diligently to provide basic needs for many in our community, Stallings noted that those needs go beyond the basics of food and affordable housing , adding “It must include meaningful work, positive relationships, hope, dignity, and purpose to create real and lasting change.” To set up an appointment to tour the tiny home, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call Elevate Branson at 417-294-1300. Support Our Local Veterans! COVID-19 in Stone and Taney counties, by the numbers: (As of 7/31/2020. Data provided by TCHD and SCHD websites) DEATHS TANEY COUNTY 4 STONE COUNTY 1

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