Habitat has been busy
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To the Editor,

West River Habitat for Humanity has some wonderful news to share with you all, friends and supporters of WRHFH. Not too long ago we closed on a parcel of land on Little Brook Drive in Wilmington on which our affiliate’s fifth house will be built. Applications were reviewed and the family selection committee selected a family for this newest build in the Mount Snow/Deerfield Valley. Thus far, the trees have been cut and excavation work should begin soon (i.e., a rough driveway, stumps removed, and foundation hole dug). Before winter sets in, we hope to have a foundation poured and backfilled and the first floor deck built and covered with tarps.  Then we wait, for spring … to actually begin “the build.”

Some more great news, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect as WRHFH welcomed three new board members at our annual meeting in June. Joining our team are Susan Newkirk, Courtney Perkins, and Laura Dobbin. We know their support will be invaluable to us and they’ve already hit the ground running!

As you can see, WRHFH has been busy, and we thank the Deerfield Valley community for your past and continued support! If you would like to volunteer for the build, can donate services, or would consider being a sponsor, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Gretchen Fagge at (802) 348-6608.

I’m sure you’ve heard that local musician/composer Chris Bakriges and his talented friends are putting on a concert series entitled “The Great American Songbook” throughout the summer and early fall with the beneficiaries being local charitable organizations in the valley. WRHFH is delighted to be the beneficiary of a fabulous jazz concert on Saturday, August 23, at Memorial Hall in downtown Wilmington (8 pm); save the date and join us for a night of great music!

Habitat for Humanity and its volunteers open doors for people, and we are thrilled that we will be able to open yet another door for a family who needs a hand-up. Thank you for continuing to lend your hands and your hearts to this fabulous mission … we are so grateful.

Donations always appreciated: WRHFH, PO Box 40, Jacksonville, VT 05342.

On behalf of the WRHFH Board of Directors

Anne Lipkvich

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