Thank You Eagle Buick GMC
for sponsoring House #163 on May 19, 2018.
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
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 welcomed the University of North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits Program students to the Inverness ReStore on March 13, 2018. The students volunteered their time cleaning, organizing, sorting and helping with outdoor yardwork at 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.
Pictured back row left to right: Chris He, Alicia Wang, Jordynn Weeks, Camryn Lightell, Elisabeth Bradbury, Halie Godwin; Front row left to right: Sonny Zhao, Jillian Underwood, Courtney Terilli, Chloe Heinzel, Ben Yang
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.
Students of the Citrus Construction Academy in partnership with Citrus County Building Alliance, Withlacoochee Technical College and Career Source volunteered their time on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at a Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County construction site. The students installed baseboard trim in one on the homes that is nearing completion. Habitat for Humanity has built over 160 homes in over 24 years and relies heavily on volunteers to donate their time and skills to build the homes.
Pictured: Citrus Construction Academy Students.