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Thank You Eagle Buick GMC
for sponsoring House #163 on May 19, 2018.
Upcoming Dedications ~ Public Welcome
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At each Dedication Ceremony we welcome the new HFHCC partner family homeowner and share the joy and "sense of achievement" as each homeowner receives the keys to their new Habitat Home. Schedule is subject to change due to weather and special circumstances. Please check back for any changes/updates or call the HFHCC Administrative Office (352) 563-2744 for more information
Thank you Citrus Count Transition Academy! Ten students from the Citrus County Transition Academy located at Withlacoochee Technical College have been volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Inverness ReStore since February 2018. The Transition Academy Program is an option determined by the student’s Individualized Educational Plan for those who may qualify and choose to defer their standard diploma. The program is based on a student-centered model where students spend time each day receiving instruction in functional academics and employability skills in a classroom and on a non-paid community based work site. Under the guidance of Toby Rowlinson and Deb Bittenbender, from the Citrus County Transition Academy, the students have been volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Inverness ReStore to gain workplace skills and basic independent skills.
Thank you Senior Friends for Life! Senior Friends for Life held a luncheon on May 9th, 2018 and presented Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County with a donation.
Thank you to Gulf To Lake Marine & Trailers
for sponsoring House #164 on May 5, 2018
Groundbreaking in Crystal River!
De Rosa Village - Catapane Loop - Crystal River, FL
2018 Volunteer Presidential Service Award Recipients
Bronze Award Recipients - Picured Left to Right: Susan Kalbrenner, Barbara Diaz, John Evans. Absent from photo: Rose Lynn, Beth O'Brien, Nancy O'Neil, Eileen Procunier, Mary Jane Schmitt.
Silver Award Recipients - Pictured Left to Right: Joy Andrews, Sue Ward, Sandra Zerbe. Absent from photo: Torben Andersen
Gold Award Recipients - Pictured Left to Right: Beverly Clark, Marge Copley, Mryta Fontaine, Joanne Hopkins, Donna Taudte, Jean Pike, Lavonne Watkins. Absent from photo: Maxine Bigley, Bill Burns, Cathy Davis, Dave Powell, Tony Rawluk, Alyssa Ritchey, Karen Sayre.
2018 Donor Appreciation Presentations
Thank you to all the gift donors who make every home dedication special for our new homeowners.
Thank you Lecanto High School National Honor Society
Lecanto High School National Honor Society students presented Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County with a $1350.00 check on Friday, April 20, 2018. The students held a Spring Fling 5K run on March 24, 2018 at Lecanto High School. Thirty Eight National Honor Society students planned, organized and participated in the event, under the guidance of Ms. Jessica Price, Lecanto High School Spanish Teacher and National Honor Society Advisor. The successful event, featuring a 5K run, a fun run, costume contest and music resulted in $1,350.00 being raised for Habitat. The students presented Habitat for Humanity with a check on April 20, 2018.
On left: Lecanto High School National Honor Society Students presenting a check to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County. Representing Habitat and holding check are (on left) Toni McAndrews, Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator and (on right) Amy Engelken, Chief Operating Officer. On right: Runners at the Lecanto High School 5k run held on March 24, 2018.
Thank you First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL
Thank you to the First Lutheran Church of Inverness for their $1,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County on April 11, 2018. The church designated Habitat the recipient of their annual Rummage Sale held in February 2018. Picture are: E. George Rusaw, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County and Ms. Digna Beckman, First Lutheran Church of Inverness, Florida.
Thank you University of North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits Program!
Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County welcomes the University of North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits Program students to the Inverness ReStore! The group of students are part of The Outdoor Pursuits Program which is dedicated to providing fun and educational experiences for the University of North Georgia.
Inverness ReStore Receives Award
The Citrus County Chamber Ambassadors presented Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Inverness, Florida with the New Image Award at the February 2018 Chamber of Commerce luncheon for their new 12,000-square-foot Inverness ReStore that opened in November 2017. The Chamber congratulated Habitat on their New Image Award for their lovely addition to Citrus County.
Shown with the award are: first row (sitting): Jeff Dow, Inverness ReStore Manager; George Rusaw, President/CEO; second row: Rose Strawn, Family Services Director; John Heindel, Board Secretary; Chris DeFelice, Director; CD Perez, Construction Director; third row: Cindy Clark, Board Chair; Roger Girson; Board Assist Secretary and Treasurer; mark Casper, Board Director; Bob Bonomo, Board Vice-Chair.
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