Posted: 2009-03-26 09:17:55
As we wrap up Women's History Month, Habitat wants to thank the many incredible women who volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. We are blessed by many dedicated and talented women involved in every aspect of Habitat's mission. With overwhelming energy and selfless enthusiasm these volunteers frame homes, support partner families, balance the books, and guide key committees. Today we celebrate and thank Caroline Owens, Bette Holmes, and Barb Knoop.
Caroline Owens has been a leading force on the NSLCHFH Board of Directors. Caroline represents the far east side of our affiliate area, living in Ely, Minnesota. She oversees the Finance Committee with great skill and constant wisdom. She is also often found on site, especially when she hosts the amazing crew of Olympic Framers. She also raised thousands of dollars for our affiliate riding in the Habitat 500!
Relatively new to the NSLCHFH family, Bette Holmes joined the Habitat Board after attending last year's Winter Dinner. And what a gift she has been! Bette donates several hours of her time each week, acting as administrate support in the office and maintaining all entries in our database. She brings such joy and energy to the office every day she volunteers. Bette helps connect Habitat to the Mountain Iron, east range and Cook communities.
Barb Knoop has been a key Habitat volunteer for years. She serves as the Habitat historian, keeping our scrapbooks up-to-date and beautiful. She is also one of the founding newsletter volunteers. She has served as the Family Support Chair and is still active on that committee. We thank her for the great leadership she has brought to Habitat, especially in relationship with the Hibbing community.