FAIRFIELD — Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity at a recent ceremony thanked the more than 700 volunteers who worked more than 11,000 hours on projects during 2012.
“Habitat would not be able to operate without its volunteers,” Andrew Killeen, board vice president, said in a press release. “It is amazing how many volunteers we have and the number of hours they contribute.”
Volunteers did everything – from building two new homes in Fairfield to running the ReStore in Fairfield, from doing office work and rehabilitating a century-old home to repairing two others in Napa, the press release said.
Volunteer of the Year honors went to Gary Opheim and Kathy Hoffman, both of whom worked on construction projects and at the ReStore. Opheim does donation pickups and remodeling on the ReStore and Hoffman is a cashier. They both volunteered 480 hours.
Odette Goldberg is the ReStore Volunteer of the Year and Hirohisa Yamada and Mark Baides are Construction Volunteers of the Year.
Board President Ann Cousineau gave out 12 Presidential Gold Hammer Awards for an indispensable contribution to the Solano-Napa Affiliate in 2012. Recipients are Mark Baides, Eleazar Bejasa, Sandy Borman, Doug Burke, Bill Cinquini, Mathew Clayton, Dale de Beauclair, Gary Gorman, Anne Gustin, Steve Hanley, Mike Richards and Rich Sweda.
Special Construction Awards were given to Abbe Gustin, Kathy Hoffman and Jamie Calderwood for their efforts on the Vallejo houses, the Napa houses and the two new Fairfield houses.
Sixty-eight volunteers received Certificates of Appreciation from Habitat for serving for more than 50 hours and 20 volunteers received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award – Bronze Level for serving more than 100 hours.
People who want to volunteer can sign up at www.solanonapahabitat.org. Please call 422-1948 for more information.
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