clearn.png
Saturday July 11th, 2020 1:33AM

Reiter, Patterson recognized for work with Habitat

By AccessWDUN Staff
Col. Tom Reiter (USAF Ret.) and Billy Patterson were recognized recently by Habitat for Humanity of Hall County with the organization's Golden Hammer Award.
 
According to a Habitat news release, the men were chosen for this year's award "due to their long-standing and unwavering service to Habitat as a volunteer and staff member respectively."
  
 “Years ago, I had a brief exposure to Habitat in my corporate life and remembered what a positive experience it was. I just started volunteering,” said Col. Reiter. Since volunteering with Habitat, he has assisted in building 19 homes for the Hall County community as well as serving two terms on the Habitat Board of Directors and has accumulated over 2,515 hours of volunteer service. He hopes being recognized as the Volunteer of the Year will inspire other people to get involved.
 
“It is his dedication and care for every homeowner that is his true gift to Habitat,” said Alison McElvery, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County. 
 
Employee of the Year and co-manager of the Habitat ReStore, Billy Patterson, enjoys working alongside future Habitat Homeowners working their sweat equity hours. Seeing the difference that an organization like Habitat for Humanity has on the community is what drives him to continue working at Habitat.
 
“He has so many traits of a great leader,” said McElvery, “he always says, ‘we can do that’ and sets a great example.” He is glad to be able to have a voice in the community and was happy to be recognized with the award.
 
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Hall County visit www.habitathallcounty.org
  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Habitat for Humanity of Hall County, Golden Hammer Award
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Reiter, Patterson recognized for work with Habitat
Col Tom Reiter and Billy Patterson were recognized recently by Habitat for Humanity of Hall County with the organization's Golden Hammer Award.
3:00PM ( 6 seconds ago )
Flowery Branch City Council set to take up church request again
Plans by McEver Road United Methodist Church to relocate to Flowery Branch are scheduled to be heard by the Flowery Branch City Council again this week.
2:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Storm threatening Louisiana becomes hurricane
The storm named Barry that threatens the Louisiana coast has strengthened to a hurricane
11:26AM ( 3 hours ago )
Local/State News
Hall County: Habitat for Humanity plans dedication of 63rd home
The ceremony will take place Wednesday in Habitat's Copper Glen Subdivision.
By AccessWDUN Staff
3:00PM ( 2 months ago )
Walker named Director of Construction for Habitat Hall
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County has a new Director of Construction as officials move ahead with "big plans" for its Copper Glen subdivision.
By AccessWDUN Staff
4:00PM ( 5 months ago )
Hall County Habitat home 'fosters' love
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:00AM ( 7 months ago )
Family of seven gets keys to new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Hall County
More than two years after starting the process of achieving home ownership through Habitat for Humanity, seven members of a Hall County family are in their new home.
By AccessWDUN Staff
4:00PM ( 8 months ago )
Gainesville: Final Medical Center Foundation Habitat home dedicated
The final Medical Center Foundation Habitat for Humanity home, one of three, was dedicated Friday.
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:21PM ( 1 year ago )