Brandy is a veteran volunteer for Project 143, closing in on her 5th year of volunteering. Brandy’s motivation for volunteering stems from their first host experience in winter 2012. She says, “P143 grew our family and I truly feel it’s necessary for our family to give back to P143 for that reason. Ultimately, this really is a calling to help kids.” Her family first learned of hosting through another P143 host family which led to them initially to signup as a host-only family. That first hosting experience was followed up with two Ukraine adoptions. Brandy and her husband Jeff have 5 children, Kostya (16), Vadym (16), Colby (14), Jake (13) and Ella (10). Her family lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.