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Executive Director Matthew Peterson appeared with Barry Lee on WINC FM's Community Corner to discuss Habitat's name change, expansion into Shenandoah County and upcoming events.
Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick-Clarke has changed its name to Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity.
The change, made effective on Monday, was prompted by the local Habitat chapter absorbing the Shenandoah County chapter earlier this year, according to a news release from the organization.
On April 15 a tornado, with winds of more than 130 miles per hour, severely damaged about 140 homes in Amherst County. The executive director of Amherst County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter has taken on the role of coordinator of disaster relief, putting out a call for help and supplies.
The local Habitat for Humanity chapter has received a state grant to support its annual neighborhood revitalization efforts.
On Monday, the Keep Virginia Beautiful environmental organization announced that Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick-Clarke had been selected as one of the recipients in its monthlong 30 Grants in Thirty Days initiative.
Habitat volunteers Ed Novak and Chuck Renner work on elderly Berryville resident's home. Novak said that home repair is a primary focus of Habitat’s efforts in Clarke County.
Executive Director Matt Peterson discusses the upcoming build season with Barry Lee [mp3].
A small photo-essay on the creation of the Home is the Key float which swept the awards at the Apple Blossom Festival Grand Feature Parade.
For the first Youth Day of Caring, students from Luray High School teamed up for projects Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Fredrick-Clarke’s ReStore outlet.