Barn Believers - Gone, bu not forgotten

Barn Believers Community Project Fund mourns the loss of two respected friends.

Russ MawbyAugusta

Russ Mawby Augusta, left us last October at the age of 89. Russ had a long and distinguished career in agricultural leadership, and philanthropy and was a certified barn lover/saver. He could, and did, interact with heads of state and dignitaries but could just as easily visit friend to friend, while leaning on a pasture fence. He cared about people and about making a positive difference.

“I am only one…but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something”….these were words from one of Russ’ favorite poems. Words to live by.

Bill Simmons

Barn Believers Community Project Fund founders also mourn the death of Bill Simmons, Lapeer who died last December at the age of 65. Jan knew Bill as a fellow member of the Albion College choir. When Bill learned of Barn Believers and its mission, he stepped forward to offer his support. His kind words came at an especially important time. Thank you Bill, for your kindness.