Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Henderson Habitat welcomes the nine-member AmeriCorps NCCC "Fire 3" team to north-western Kentucky and to North Julia Street, where they will be busy weekdays assembling a pre-framed "kit" house Habitat is building in partnership with Laura Green and family. The young adults will be here until the first of November and hope to have the house nearly finished by then.
The young adults--all of them are in their twenties--range from Honolulu, Hawaii to Blakely, Georgia, from Maryland, Connecticut, Ohio and Virginia. Most are college graduates with degrees in mass communications, psychology, sociology, outdoor education and biology. Some came to Henderson after community service along the Gulf Coast with post-Katrina rebuilding and others from clean up after the mid-west floods in Iowa. All will have given at least a year of volunteer service to help various communities in significant ways.
Habitat's Resource Development Director, Steve Hargis, coordinated this fifth AmeriCorps team to visit Henderson over the past several years. He arranged accommodations for the team at Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church and the YMCA. Habitat's Construction Manager, Tommy Zvara, provides supervision and direction of the team at the job site.
Offers of meals and meetings with the team are being coordinated by Habitat and are encouraged for developing community relations. Simply call Steve Hargis at 869-9011 if you would like to host a very dyanamic group of young, energetic, hard-working individuals giving their time and efforts to improve our community's housing.

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