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Habitat for Humanity Salute to Business Luncheon – Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, rooted in Christian principles, brings together community partners and volunteers from all faiths to help qualified Partner Families construct, renovate and purchase well-built, affordable homes and become successful homeowners.

Building Hope by Building Homes – Steadfastly adhering to a philosophy of a “hand-up, not a hand-out,” Habitat is a powerful engine of collaboration and reciprocity whereby those who qualify – by having a history of steady income, verifiable need and a willingness to work hard – soon become involved in giving help to others.  When a family partners with Habitat, a journey begins out of the cycle of poverty and into a life of stability and community connection.  Interest-free mortgage payments go back to Habitat to help future homeowners.

Since its inception in 1985, through this proven and integrity-based strategy of making home ownership a reality, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County has built or renovated more than 360 homes, and added more than $20 million to the property tax base in Forsyth County.  Habitat has repaired or weatherized more than 50 homes in Forsyth County by joining with residents, community organizations, local government, volunteers and the private sector to create a shared vision for revitalization.

Habitat for Humanity

Front Row (left to right):

Mark Dunnagan, President, Board of Directors – Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
Sylvia Oberle, Executive Director/CEO – Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
Richard Brooks, Director of Sales and Marketing – Twin City Quarter
Debbie Cesta, Manager Corporate and Community Engagement – Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Second Row (left to right)

Rodessa Mitchell, Vice President, Education & Workforce Development – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Jill Atherton, Vice President, Economic & Community Development – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Gayle Anderson, President and CEO – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Third Row (left to right)

Terry Barber, Director of Catering and Event Planning – Twin City Quarter
Dan Joyner, Owner – Signs By Tomorrow

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