L to R: Caroll Oien, Judy Stone, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Norma Ashbrook, David Ashbrook
Last week on October 1st, the oldest living former U.S. president turned 96. The founders of Habitat McLean County had the opportunity to meet the Carters at a Habitat International conference in New York City - 35 years ago! Even through Covid, our current staff strives every day to honor the vision and hard work of our founders.
Although Jimmy Carter didn't actually create Habitat for Humanity, as many think, he is one of our organization's most dedicated champions. He remains a committed volunteer and lifelong supporter. Happy Birthday and thank you!
Register Now for Chairs 4 Change
We are loving the creative and beautiful chairs our local artists have created for Chairs 4 Change.
Keep checking back, as we are adding new chairs as we get them. We'll have over 100 chairs to choose from, when all are entered.
Early bidding will start on October 20th - make a note on your calendar to check back in to claim your favorites.
Pictured above: "Happy Sunset" by Juliana Bernardi, age 15
Mum's the Word
Mum was definitely the word last week as the Women Build committee distributed over 300 mums they sold to support their 2021 house build. Yes, they took their masks off for the photo, but otherwise had an organized, efficient, and socially distant system for plant pickup.