Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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First annual event to recognize those who helped
the Habitat for Humanity affiliate this past year.

Ogden, UT (May 4th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD) is a nonprofit organization that strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This affiliate decided to create an event that would recognize volunteers and donors each year.

The event for this year was held on May 4th, 2018 at 9 AM. Volunteers and donors met at Jeremiah’s restaurant for a morning breakfast. There was an opportunity drawing for a five-day cruise, donated generously by Ron Franklin from Larry H. Miller Chevrolet. In addition to this, there were over 16 different silent auction items.

Volunteers, donors, and staff were able to bid on items donated generously by businesses in the area. Gifts were donated by Black Bear Diner, Boondocks, Cold Stone Creamery, Cherry Hill, Dartside, Deer Valley Resort, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, The Great Escape, Great Harvest in South Ogden, Gina Gonzalez Group Realty, Kneaders in Ogden, Megaplex 13, Menchies in Ogden, the Natural History Museum, and Utah Jazz.

Jeannie M. Gamble, Executive Director of HFHWD, along with Tim Taylor, Vice-President of the Board, Sherri Jones, the ReStore manager, and Neyla Hadfield, Volunteer Coordinator, announced the individuals and groups that won different awards.

The first recipient to win the Story Award was given to Dixie Story. This award is named after her, due to the number of years being with the organization and being a big part of the Habitat family. The second award was the Greger Award. Jeannie Gamble wanted to award Paul Starkey, past Board President, as the 2018 Greger Award recipient. Paul Starkey was unable attend the event, and was represented by his wife, Gloria. Sherri Jones awarded the ReStore Volunteer Award to Gregory Bennet, who worked long and hard at the ReStore for many hours. Tim Taylor announced that Patti Hancock, better known as “Pickleball Patti”, would receive the award for the most individual hours volunteered at the Habitat affiliate. Neyla Hadfield gave the Most Volunteer Group Hours Award to the Hill AirForce Base. Wells Fargo was given the Business of the Year Materials Award by Jeannie Gamble. UMB was awarded the Business of the Year Volunteering Award. The American Red Cross was represented by Madeline Mcdonald and was awarded the Non-Profit Support Award.

At the end of the program, the silent auction items left with the different individuals that bid for them and the five-day cruise opportunity drawing was given out.

Jeannie M. Gamble stated that “the affiliate raised over $1500 at the end of the event”.

The funds are dedicated to the Guzman family and their new Habitat home. The Guzman family is a single mother with six children living in a small trailer in Ogden. Their new Habitat home will be built at 450 15th Street, Ogden, UT 84404. If you would like to donate funds to this family and their new home, please click here habitatwd.org/donate/

Main Office
2955 Harrison Blvd. Suite 202 Ogden UT 84403 | 801-475-9821 | info@habitatwd.org
About Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD) is a nonprofit organization that strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Our affiliate has built over 14 homes since 2004. We build and repair homes for local low-income families. For more information, visit www.habitatwd.org.
About Habitat Ogden ReStore
The nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. The nonprofit ReStore is in affiliation and is operated with the local Habitat for Humanity (HabitatWD). The store accepts new and gently-used items. Located at 3111 Wall Avenue Ogden UT 84401.
Media Contact:
Maria Rague | 801-475-9821 | maria@habitatwd.org

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