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Friday, October 22, 2010

Healdsburg School Raises Funds for Habitat Homes

Children Raise Funds for Habitat Homes
Children from The Healdsburg School have a great deal to be proud of 
as their fundraising efforts are revealed this week.

The children raised the funds needed to purchase the doors for the two Habitat for Humanity homes that are being built on University Street by volunteers and the families that will occupy the homes. According to Habitat Outreach Coordinator, Isabelle Accornero, the children raised over $400 for the doors.

Bryce Blosser, the father of the family that includes five children that will occupy one of the homes, is very grateful for the support from the Healdsburg community. Bryce, who works fulltime at his day job in Healdsburg, is also an active member of the National Guard and has served a tour of duty in Iraq. Bryce, his wife Nicole and oldest daughter Ashlee have all been working on the construction as required for their 500 hours of sweat equity in their home. Bryce is happy that he is able to help build the modest 3-bedroom home for his family, but he expects to be on active duty with his unit in February when the homes are scheduled to be completed and ready for move in. Bryce is a platoon leader and welcomes the opportunity to serve his country knowing that his family has a decent, safe place to call home.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Kathy Fong hopes that the example of The Healdsburg School children’s philanthropy will resonate with adults in the community. Habitat has raised over $340,000 for the two-home project and $60,000 is needed to complete the construction of the two homes.

Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. To support the completion of the two homes under construction, volunteers and donors can contact Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County at (707) 578-7707.

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