Local woman receives Habitat award
LANSING – At its April 25 Annual Awards Banquet, Habitat for Humanity of Michigan awarded Andrea Wedegartner its 2011 Volunteer of the Year award for her commitment and dedication to the organization and the area she serves.
The Volunteer of the Year award was established in 1997 to recognize individuals who demonstrate an outstanding supportive role on behalf of Habitat for Humanity in their community.
“We are deeply grateful to Andrea Wedegartner for her commitment to Habitat for Humanity,” said Sandy Pearson, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. “Thanks to volunteers like Andrea Wedegartner, Habitat is making steady progress toward reducing poverty housing.”
According to Pearson, “In 2011, volunteers helped build, rehab and repair close to 300 homes. This record of achievement would not have been possible without volunteers.”
With 76 affiliates, Michigan is one of Habitat for Humanity’s most active states in the nation. Nearly every county in Michigan is served by a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity has built nearly 4,000 homes in Michigan, providing almost 16,000 individuals with decent, affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity of Michigan is the state support organization for Michigan’s 76 Habitat for Humanity affiliates, serving nearly every county in the state. HFHM’s mission is to increase the capacity of Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Michigan to build or renovate simple, decent homes in partnership with people in need.