Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Habitat's Youngest Volunteer

Eleven year old Taylor Clum, grand-daughter of Thursday Crew member Bob "Dawg" Clum, spends some of her snow day off from school volunteering with Henderson Habitat and granddad. Taylor, a student in Mrs. Johnson's sixth grade class at South Middle School often comes with her grandfather to help him with whatever he's doing.
Henderson Habitat for Humanity's youth volunteer policy allows for young people ages 14 to 18 to be on the construction site during construction when accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Exceptions for younger children are made during non-hazardous construction times such as the final clean-up Taylor is involved in and landscaping.

Ohio Valley Financial Group's Volunteer Team

Tonya Knight, a Ohio Valley Financial Group Vice-President (in red), leads a volunteer paint team of bank associates to paint interior doors and trim boards during the final push to finish the Habitat house at 32 N. Julie Street prior to Christmas. Working with Tonya are: Tracy Vaughn, Gary Claybrook and hubby, Brad Knight. Tonya also serves Habitat as Secretary to Henderson Habitat's Board of Directors and chief liaison for OVFG's Federal Home Loan Bank member's grants to build affordable housing.

Habitat's Thursday Crew Keeps Busy

The dozen or so Habitat volunteers who faithfully gather each Thursday morning provide quality workmanship on each project. Shown are members of the "TCrew" in a very dedicated effort to finish the N. Julia Street house in time for a pre-Christmas dedication and occupancy: Harold O'Dell (top) cuts and fits baseboard trim while Glenn Busby and Fred Lauver set a bedroom door (middle) and kitchen cabinets are set by Bob Clum, Arnold Griffee and Sonny Beaven (bottom). A final inspection and Certificate of Occupancy received, the house was ready to be lived in on December 22nd!
Henderson Habitat very much appreciates these hard-working seniors who get the Affiliate's ministry done! Persons who would like to join the Thursday Crew are welcomed. Call Habitat at 869-9011 for information.

Dedicating Henderson's 44th House

Construction Committee Chair Kathy Lawson hands over the keys to new homeowner Laura Green at the December 22nd dedication of Henderson Habitat for Humanity's 44th house at 32 N. Julia Street. What a terrific Christmas gift!