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Fathers Trade Their Remote Controls for Hammers this Fathers Day Weekend at the Habitat for Humanity Fathers Day Build

Franklin, WV: June 16, 2014 – Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity hosted the 11th annual Father’s Day Build on Saturday June 14th. The crew of seventeen volunteers included five fathers and future Habitat for Humanity homeowners including the Hawk, Hedrick, and Wright families.

Shane Johnson was joined by several other fathers who traded their remote controls for hammers this Father’s Day weekend. He said, “”It was great spending this time with my Dad and at the same time help the community. It feels good to be a part of the building team for such a good cause. I plan to bring my kids the next time so they can have this experience with Habitat too!”

The volunteers framed the interior walls of a house that will be blitz built later this summer.

All of the fathers that participated received a $10.00 gift certificate from B&H ACE Hardware in Franklin. Robert Hedrick was the winner of the DeWalt cordless drill, which was also donated by B&H ACE Hardware. Fox’s Pizza Den in Franklin generously provided pizza for all the participants, and Pendleton Community Bank provided financial support for the event.

“We are grateful to all who came out to build with us today,” said Michelle Connor, Executive Director of Almost Habitat for Humanity. “I’m especially proud of all the dads who are setting a fine example of servant leadership for their children. It warms my heart to see the families volunteering together to make a difference in our community. Your service today will make a lasting impact. Thank you all for your support!”

Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity has served Eastern West Virginia for 25 years providing safe, decent, affordable homes to hundreds of families. Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers and low-income Partner Families to build or renovate houses that are then sold to the partner families at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit

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