Friday, August 1, 2008

AmeriCorps Team Builds Henderson's 45th Habitat House

Lindsey Hodges leads a team of seven female and three male AmeriCorp National Civilian Community Corps volunteers building Henderson's 45th Habitat house, starting September 8th. Assembling from flood relief work in Iowa and Katrina rebuilding in Gulfport, MS, these young adults will spend eight weeks here working with Habitat for Humanity and house recipient Laura Green on her new home at 32 North Julia Street. The team's goal is to complete the four bedroom house construction during their stay under the director of Tommy Zvara, Habitat's Construction Manager.
Ms. Hodge's team is the fifth AmeriCorps NCCC team hosted by Henderson Habitat over the past several years. These teams have previously built two Habitat houses in Corydon and one each on Clay and Washington Streets. They look forward to enjoying some of the same Southern Hospitality previous NCCC teams have reported receiving during their stays in Henderson, thanks primarily to the efforts of Steve Hargis, Habitat's Resource Development Director. In partnership with Habitat, Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church will provide sleeping and eating accomodations and the YMCA will provide shower and recreational opportunities.
The AmeriCorps NCCC teams all across America have as their goal--"strengthening communities and developing leaders through team-based national and community service." Henderson Habitat's staff and Board of Directors are excited about this Team's arrival and the work they will accomplish to benefit both a family in need and the community.

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