The City of Ligonier is part of Indiana’s proud network of small cities and towns. It’s a place rich in history where good people have built their lives for generations.
When I learned about the good work of Operation Foundation, I was inspired. The Operation Foundation Committee and scores of volunteers have banded together to create a real movement of positive change in Ligonier. It’s exciting to witness.
In many ways, Ligonier is an average Hoosier city. But the people there have made it anything but average. They’ve come together in a very special way to create a genuine sense of community, where churches are working hand in hand, where public and private are partners, where young people are engaged and excited about the future, where citizens care deeply about rebuilding and restoring the community inside and out.
I’ve heard people describe the transformation of Ligonier in powerful ways. Phrases like “new hope” and “working together” are common themes. They talk about unity and a spirit of rebirth that has taken hold of the city.
It’s my hope that Operation Foundation will inspire other communities across the state. Ligonier has set an incredible example for Hoosiers. It’s one I’m personally challenged by, and I’m grateful for the work that is done not only in the streets of Ligonier, but in the hearts of Hoosiers.