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Local Partners Begin Building Osborne Home
From the December, 2009 Louisa Chapter Newsletter

Jim and Judy Osborne, and their children are excited about being Habitat's latest partners in building their home.

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Habitat for Humanity nailing down coming year
The Central Virginian
January 21, 2010

Habitat Dedicates Martin Home

The key to Jodi Martin's new home is presented to her by Jeff Martin (no relation), construction manager, during the July 12, 2008 dedication ceremony.

Oktoberfest held at Lake Anna Winery
The Central Virginian
October 9, 2008

Louisa Habitat for Humanity supporters enjoy good eating at the fourth annual Oktoberfest held at Lake Anna Winery

Habitat for Humanity—bringing people home
The Central Virginian
February 2, 2006

Tracy and Theresa Shiflett (l-r) proudly pose in their new Valentine Mill Road home with Estelle Rainsford, director of the Louisa County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Beth Ann Boone, steering committee chairperson, and their children, Owen, Whitney and Elijah.


It takes a village to build a habitat home
from The Central Virginian
April 7, 2005

Several Habitat volunteers from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, AmeriCorp in Charlottesville and retired area residents pose on the rooftop that they erected a couple of weeks ago. Pictured left to right are: Liam Higgins, Laura Abernathy, David “Buckshot” Bleckley, construction supervisor Jeff Erkelens, Brad Eagle, Tom Rayburn and Dave Wilk.



Dominion donates $10,000 to Louisa Habitat project
from The Central Virginian
Dec. 9, 2004

Page Kemp, representing Dominion Virginia Power, presents a $10,000 check to Estelle Rainsford, director of the Louisa County Habitat for Humanity. Kemp, a North Anna Power Station employee, is on the Louisa Habitat steering committee and frequently joins fellow employees or members of Bethany Christian Church on construction crews. Rainsford credits DVP as one of the non-profit organization’s strongest supporters.


A dream comes true for Habitat family
from The Central Virginian
Sept. 30, 2004

Tracy Shiflett and Theresa Smith pose with their children, Elijah (l-r), 4, Whitney, 2, and Owen, 5, at the groundbreaking ceremony for their new Habitat for Humanity home, located in the Green Springs community.




Habitat’s first Summer in the Garden
from The Central Virginian
June 24, 2004

Attendees at Summer in the Garden, Patty Driskill, Merle Wood, A. G. “Sambo” Johnson, Saun Williamson, A. Carter Cooke, Fred Reid, Pattie Cooke and V. Earl Dickinson, enjoying the cocktail hour. Photo by Donna Patrick


A dream realized — the Johnsons get a new home
from The Central Virginian
May 27, 2004

An excited Belinda Johnson (r) is pictured with Estelle Rainsford, Director of Louisa County Habitat for Humanity, during the dedication of her own home and the von Hemert House, next door. The von Hemert House, a transitional emergency shelter, is believed to be the first of its kind in rural Virginia. Photo by Deana Meredith


von Hemert House — sets the pace for rural Virginia
Offers a transitional emergency shelter for community needs
from The Central Virginian
May 27, 2004

The Louisa County Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation, dedicated two houses on South St. in the town of Louisa on Sunday afternoon — the von Hemert House and the home of Belinda Johnson, the local chapter’s second Habitat house.


LCHS donates funds to Habitat
from The Central Virginian
February 12, 2004

Louisa County High School principal David Jeck presents a check for $1,100 to Louisa Habitat for Humanity Director Estelle Rainsford. LCHS teachers paid $1 to wear jeans on Fridays, and the proceeds were donated to benefit Habitat’s efforts to build quality housing for low-income families in Louisa County. LCHS hopes to raise an additional $900 for Habitat by the end of the school year.

Submitted by Erin Paul, Public Information Specialist for Louisa County Public Schools





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