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Habitat donations are slow coming in; help needed


by Becky Melton

Habitat for Humanity-Middlesex thanks those who have contributed toward construction of our next house for the Dandy family.

We are also very appreciative of the Southside Sentinel for the opportunity to both provide information about the Habitat organization and to introduce the Dandy family members.  

We recognize we are in a recession and many have incurred significant losses in their investment/retirements accounts and have seen real estate values deteriorate. However, this nation and everything good about it was built with a positive attitude. Therefore, we need to move forward slowly, but optimistically, and continue to do what is morally right. Helping our neighbors has always been the right thing to do.

This is the last in our series of fund-raising articles but, we are continuing in our efforts to raise funds. It’s obvious from what we have been reporting each week that donations have been slow, but the burst of gifts received this week is a community confirmation of our work. Work and fundraising will continue. Therefore, we very much need your help and would be most grateful if you would keep us in mind any time in the future when you wish to make a monetary donation.  

Additional donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Middlesex Inc. at P.O. Box 492, Hartfield, VA 23071.  

The Habitat goal for the Dandy house is $60,000. To date, $22,204.50 has been donated. Last week’s donations totaled $4,400 and are as follows:

  • Anonymous $100
  • Anonymous $100
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Carmichael $100
  • Bill, Blain and The Curdts Crew $100
  • Fay Browning $1,000
  • Gayle and Greg Chambers $1,000
  • Vera and John England $100
  • Erma Gary $500
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Lester $100
  • John and Cathy Newcomb $250
  • Herbert and Patrick Perkinson $100
  • Lyle and Hiroko Predmore $600
  • Lewis Smith $ 50
  • Archie and Claudia Soucek $100
  • James and Anne Tinney $100
  • John and Carolyn Wake $100
posted 09.16.2009

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