Habitat For Humanity Announces Volunteer Award Recipients

(courtesy photo)

On Wednesday evening, October 18, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (Habitat Santa Barbara) recognized ten individuals and organizations that represented this year’s volunteer award recipients for outstanding service and commitment to Habitat Santa Barbara’s mission. The awards were presented at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, held at Buena Onda restaurant on Santa Barbara’s Eastside.

The event, attended by nearly 70 people, was an annual celebration of all the volunteer work that took place throughout the past year:

·      A total of 371 volunteer roles were filled.

·      A total of 3200 hours of volunteer work was completed.

Volunteer projects during the year included disaster preparedness efforts during the historic rain storms last winter; disaster recovery efforts following last spring’s tornado in Carpinteria; assistance with home repair projects for low-income homeowners; Family Services Committee efforts to visit with and screen home repair applicants; and A Brush With Kindness projects, Habitat’s exterior home improvement program.

The 2023 Habitat Santa Barbara Volunteer Award recipients are:

Youth Ambassadors
Cate School

Committee Leadership
Lisa Carlos, Habitat Santa Barbara Board Member and Chair, Education and Advocacy Committee

Joyce McCullough “Get it Done” Award (named in honor of Habitat Santa Barbara’s founding CEO)
Janet Burki, Habitat Santa Barbara Board President

Construction Volunteer of the Year
Dale Azaam, Habitat Santa Barbara Board Member and Member, Building and Construction Committee

Planning Extraordinaire
Jan Hubbell, Habitat Santa Barbara Board Member and Chair, Building and Construction Committee

Capacity Builder
Dee Stafford, Habitat Santa Barbara events and office volunteer

New Volunteer on the Block
Doug Beverly, Habitat Santa Barbara volunteer for home repair, disaster relief, and A Brush With Kindness

Movers and Shakers
Santa Barbara Association of Realtors

Corporate Partnership Award

Community Partner of the Year
Hillary Allen, City of Santa Barbara

For a full photo album from the event, go to our Facebook page. Photos can be credited “Courtesy Habitat Santa Barbara.”

About Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County:

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (Habitat Santa Barbara) is a local nonprofit established in 2000, committed to building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat Santa Barbara has built 22 new local homes for 84 people, 50 percent of whom are children, as well as helped rebuild and repair nearly 200 homes in Santa Barbara’s south county. Habitat Santa Barbara is a Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity organization.

For more information, visit www.sbhabitat.org, or contact Susan Renehan, Director, Philanthropy and External Affairs, at (805) 456-9548 or susan@sbhabitat.org.


Written by HabitatSSBC

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is a local nonprofit that helps individuals and families build and improve a place to call home. We work towards our vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent and affordable housing. Learn more at sbhabitat.org

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