Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What A Way To Start The New Year!

The Independence Bank formally notified Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, KY of its providing $25,000 and the volunteer work force from among its employees to help build the first Habitat house in Henderson in 2010. To be built at 837 Clay Street, construction will begin in March or April depending upon weather and ground conditions, in partnership with the Joe and Carol Martinez family. The 1300+ square foot house will have four bedrooms, a bath and a half, be all electric and meet many Energy Star efficiency requirements. Mr. Jim Davis will coordinate the Bank's work force.


Habitat for Humanity of Henderson bids farewell to Terry Emrick (top photo), President of the Board of Directors since July and welcomes Paul Bird, Jr. (bottom Photo) as its new President entering 2010. Both local businessmen have served on Habitat's Board for a number of years and been very involved with the organization's activities. Terry leaves Henderson as the President of The Bank of Henderson to take a similar position with a bank in Cynthiana, KY. He was chair of the Search Committee for Habitat's executive director in early 2008, has served on a number of administrative committees and was involved most recently in the Pickin' & Pedalin' Bike Tours last summer and as a construction volunteer on The Apostle's Build project at 511 Plum Street. Paul is with The Henderson Insurance firm. He has been active with Habitat's Family Services and Resource Development committees, was involved in securing the new ReStore location and developing Habitat's endowment and foundation.
Henderson Habitat's Board of Directors is an active group of eighteen volunteers from across the county involved in real estate, banking, construction, law, industry, insurance, church, agri-business and private commerce. The Board meets monthly to review the affiliate's operations, finances and future endeavors. Members are generally elected in June to a three-year term of office after serving on an administrative committee or in a special event.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Henderson County households wanting to learn about and apply for
Habitat for Humanity Housing
are urged to attend the Second Annual

"Application Nite"
6:30pm, Tuesday, January 5, 2010
in The Boswell Room
at the Henderson Housing Authority
111 South Adams Street
Henderson, KY
Requirements and Applications Will Be Fully Explained
For Adults ONLY--NO Children Permitted
Applications available and will be received January 5 to March 31, 2010
also at Habitat's offices: 325 S. Green Street