PAGE 2 - Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County News/Summer 2008 Web site: habitatcc.org Sweat equity pays off in more ways than one Buffie Littlefield is one of our newest additions to to see the people involved with Habitat regularly. the Habitat for Humanity family of future Home- Now I can see that they have brought something Office: owners. She is the single mom of a teenage son. As very special and amazing to our lives. They could- 352-563-2744 soon as she began to work her “sweat equity” hours n’t possibly realize ALL the wonderful ways that email@example.com Home Store: at our office, I knew that she was one in a million. they have touched so many people simply by being www.habitatcc.org 352-341-1800 Buffie has agreed to share some of her personal themselves. journal writings about her expe- This opportunity for a hand riences, as she works through up and this experience, if em- the Habitat process for her braced, can be a life changing Officers house…B. Peterson The individuals experience. I still have a long President: William Metzendorf Journal Notes from a Future but am completely I have met in Habitat way to go,enjoyI all the people I content. I Vice President: Lori Corbin Homeowner are special and am surrounded by everyday. I My son and I have been in am continuing to get better Treasurer: Ed Serra Citrus County for about a year bring something since starting my journey to Secretary: Rosann Strawn and a half. It has been difficult very unique and home ownership. I am eternally feeling at home here. It’s as if grateful for all that Habitat for this wasn’t the place in Florida precious to this Humanity of Citrus County has Staff we were supposed to be. I organization. From blessed us with. We’re begin- Executive Director:Terry Steele signed the Letter of Intent with ning to feel like part of their Habitat to commit to the process volunteers to partner beautiful family and that to me Office Manager: Pat Doddato for home ownership on April families to hired staff, is so valuable. Director of Public Relations: Bonnie Peterson 29, 2008. Once I received the My son and I just attended approval letter, my life began to they all go above and our first sod laying, dedication, Construction Manager: Richard Price change. Just by starting, I feel a and wall raising for other fami- beyond. Store Manager: Jerry Lamm transformation is taking place lies partnering with Habitat for inside me. I feel it, and my son Humanity. It is so hard for me Warehouse Manager: Terri Ruttman does, as well. In this short time, to put into words the experience Truck Driver: Ronnie Pope we have become acquainted with one of the most on those days when we arrive on site and watch beautiful families we have ever known. That “fam- people of all ages and all walks of life work to- P/T Truck Driver: Bob Swain ily” is Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County. This gether. Seeing this made me stop for a moment and process has allowed us to have a huge sense of think that if only the world could come together and Board Members peace. Although we are not in our house yet, we are do what we do here, what a blessing it would be for home now. The individuals I have met in Habitat everyone on this planet. Linda Powers, Norm Peterson, are special and bring something very unique and I look forward to our future. We are very grateful John Thrumston, John Heindel, precious to this organization. From volunteers to to Habitat for Humanity. I only hope I can touch partner families to hired staff, they all go above and the lives of people the way they have touched ours. Terry McMillan, Kevin Conway, beyond. It clearly shows. Bruce Marston, Donna DeSimone, Through putting in our sweat equity hours, I get Thank you, HFHCC. Linda Daly, John McCullough Standing Committees Special thanks to Construction: Mike Crusco Family Services: Linda Deptola HFHCC House sponsors: & Deidra Newton Site Selection: Roger Grisom, James Andrews Citrus County Rotaries for the Palmore house (#34) Church Relations: Lynda Kirkpatrick Black Diamond Residents and Foundation for the Kenyon house (#35) Executive Board at Large: Norm Peterson Publix for the Knoll house (#36) Citrus County Realtors Association for the Remenar house (#37) Our Mission - Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County, Nick Nicholas Ford for the Waldman house (#38) Inc. is an ecumenical Christian ministry building simple, Gulf Coast Ford for the Mayer house (#39) decent homes in partnership with people in need.
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