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It takes many donors and volunteers to build

Jeromy (left) and Nigel
by Becky Melton

Habitat is grateful for any and all gifts of time, talent, materials or money. Many small donations when accumulated add up to a large sum so don’t delay or hold back because you feel you can’t make a large donation of money or time. Some volunteers work an untold number of hours while others are only able to work one afternoon on one house. 

Habitat’s board of directors has created committees to perform many different tasks. Some of these committees include Family Selection, Site Selection and Procurement, Site Development, House Construction, etc.  Volunteers can work on any or all of these committees. Bottom line, it doesn’t matter what or how much you do but as you might surmise, teamwork is of the essence.

Nigel, 19, and his brother Jeromy, 17, know all about the importance of teams and teamwork. They feel so fortunate to be together and, for the past five years, under the care of John Dandy and their cousin, Charlotte Dandy. 

imageNigel has completed high school and is looking forward to beginning a new phase of life. He has been seeking employment but, like many others, he has been unsuccessful during this recession. Therefore, he now has plans to attend Rappahannock Community College.

Jeromy is currently in the 11th grade at Middlesex High School where he plays varsity football, basketball and runs track. As you can tell, he loves sports. Both young men are anxious to see their family in a permanent home they can call their own.

This week contributions to the Dandy Family Building Fund are as follows:

  • $130 from Rev. and Mrs. David Shreeves in memory of parents David and Nettie (Dudley) Shreeves.
  • $100 from Ms. Martha H. Harris.
  • $50 from the Middlesex Life Style Activity Center of Wake.

The Habitat goal for the Dandy house is $60,000. To date $16,704.50 has been donated.

Donations may be sent to HFH Middlesex, P.O. Box 492, Hartfield, VA 23071. 

posted 09.02.2009

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