BANGOR- Habitat for Humanity helps build homes for families in need of affordable housing.
Board members say they couldn’t do it without volunteers.
“We’ve gone from a goal of helping one family a year to a goal of helping five families per year,” said Sara Trafton, the executive director for Habitat for Humanity. “That means five house builds. That’s a lot of work. That’s a lot of money. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to make that happen.”
That’s why the board took time on Tuesday night to recognize outstanding volunteers.
“I’m pleased, but I’m no different than the other volunteers,” Dana Dubois, the volunteer of the year, explained. “It takes a community to make it happen and that’s where it’s at.”
Dubois got involved with Habitat for Humanity after his retirement more than six years ago.
He said it was an opportunity to use his skills and knowledge.
They also presented an award to the Sargent Corporation for providing all of the site work for three of the last five builds.
“It’s nice to give back,” said Jim Braley, the operations manager for the Sargent Corporation. “In particular, this situation, to give people a hand and give them a fresh start.”
If you want to get involved with Habitat for Humanity, you should check out their website.