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Fund raising continues for new Habitat house

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Bryan Dandy

by Lyle Predmore

This week the “Sentinel Hammer” continues its work on fund raising for Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Middlesex Inc.  HFH people like the sound of hammers; it means that pieces of wood are going together to be held by nails. The wood and nails can go into many shapes, but for HFH people the shape is to be a house, which a family turns into a home. 

In many ways the Sentinel Hammer is a symbol of much of the work that goes on behind the scene that makes it possible for steel-headed hammers to go to work on a HFH house. The front page of the last issue of the Sentinel featured the ground breaking for a new facility for Hands Across Middlesex and Habitat for Humanity Middlesex. This facility will provide many things for the volunteers of our community. One of the most important things will be offices and a place where those “behind the scene” things can take place. The kind of things that make the sound of a hammer on a Hands or HFH work site possible.

The Dandy family has been selected as the family for our next house. This week our feature family member is Bryan. Being the oldest of six boys is a big job, but Bryan can handle it! He has always been a special guy. He graduated from Middlesex High School this year after being in the learning disability programs for his entire school life. Just as the school had a special place for Bryan, he has faith that God will find a special place for him in the workforce.  His faith is even stronger now knowing that his family will soon have their own home for his younger brothers. 

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We want to thank Rev. and Mrs. Winston Wright for their donation of $100 this past week. Others may join them with contributions for Bryan and his family. Checks may be sent to the Dandy Family Build, HFH Middlesex, P.O. Box 492, Hartfield VA 23071. 

posted 08.05.2009

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