2013-05-09 / Lifestyles

A helping hand

Habitat volunteer Honored


Above, Karen D. Skiles, right, operations manager for Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand, presents volunteer Joe Kolder with a certificate of appreciation. Above, Karen D. Skiles, right, operations manager for Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand, presents volunteer Joe Kolder with a certificate of appreciation. CURTIS – Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand recently held its Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and named Joe Kolder Volunteer of the Year. Kolder serves on Habitat’s Board of Directors and is also the current chairman of Habitat’s Construction Team.

Kolder is a resident of Curtis and attends the First United Methodist Church in Manistique. He spent his career working as a mechanical enginer and has been volunteering with Habitat for many years.

Habitat recognized Kolder for his dedication and hard work, as well as his efforts at the Blanchard Center, which houses Habitat’s office, ReStore, and Volunteer Center.

Currently, Joe is working on drawings for converting Habitat’s previous office building into a single family home that will eventually house a Habitat family.

Volunteers are needed for every part of the Habitat operation, including fundraising, events, office and building maintenance, meal preparation, various teams such as family selection and construction, etc. Habitat currently has openings on its Board of Directors and Event Planning Team.

Residents interested in volunteer opportunities may contact the Habitat office at (906) 341-7437 or 401 Deer St. in Manistique. Information may also be found at www.hiawathalandhabitat.com.

Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand serves Alger, Schoolcraft, Delta, Luce, and West Mackinac counties.

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