2016-10-14 / Front Page

Walk raises funds for Habitat

More than $15,000 was raised at the Walk to Raise the Roof in West Kennebunk


Representatives from the Wells, Ogunquit and Kennebunk Portside Rotary Clubs were on hand Oct. 2 for the Walk to Raise the Roof fundraiser and the groundbreaking ceremony in West Kennebunk. Taking part, from left, were Suzanne Ilsley of Wells Rotary Club and her grandchildren, Lauren and Jack Ilsley, Ted Trainer, Kennebunk Portside, Peggy Belanger, Kennebunk Portside, Doug Bibber, president Wells Rotary Club, Rick Coyne, Wells Rotary, Erin Haye, president Ogunquit Rotary Club and Terry Hodskins, Wells Rotary. (Courtesy photo) Representatives from the Wells, Ogunquit and Kennebunk Portside Rotary Clubs were on hand Oct. 2 for the Walk to Raise the Roof fundraiser and the groundbreaking ceremony in West Kennebunk. Taking part, from left, were Suzanne Ilsley of Wells Rotary Club and her grandchildren, Lauren and Jack Ilsley, Ted Trainer, Kennebunk Portside, Peggy Belanger, Kennebunk Portside, Doug Bibber, president Wells Rotary Club, Rick Coyne, Wells Rotary, Erin Haye, president Ogunquit Rotary Club and Terry Hodskins, Wells Rotary. (Courtesy photo) KENNEBUNK – The skies cleared and more than 70 walkers completed the 2.5-mile walk from the West Kennebunk Methodist Church to the Habitat for Humanity Cole Road build site on Oct. 2.

They were joined by community members and officials at the Cole Road build site for the groundbreaking ceremony led by Doug Fraser, president of Habitat for Humanity of York County.

Judith Bernstein, Kennebunk town planner, Doug Johnson from Corning Inc., and Amy Nucci, executive director of Habitat for Humanity York County, welcomed the Yearwood family to the community.

Tahloni Yearwood expressed her appreciation for all of the support for the Walk to Raise the Roof and was eager for the project to begin. Josh and Tahloni Yearwood and their two young sons are the Cole Road partner family.

Following the groundbreaking, walk participants returned to the church for a pasta dinner sponsored by Terra Cotta Pasta Co. The Kitchen Chicks, and York Hospital. Entertainment was provided by First Person Plural, Monica Grabin and Dana Pearson.

Sponsors for the Walk to Raise the Roof included: The Church on the Cape, Gorham Savings Bank, Andrews Milligan Real Estate Co, Poland Springs, Wells Rotary Club, Ogunquit Rotary Club, Kennebunk Rotary Club, CM Appraisals, Northeast Credit Union, Brown Fox Printing, West Kennebunk Methodist Church, Ledgemere Transportation. and KW Architects P.C. Proceeds from the walk will purchase building materials.

The town of Kennebunk donated the land for Cole Road build. Habitat is responsible for land development, procuring all materials and hiring the necessary licensed services to build the home (electrician, plumber, etc.). The construction site supervisor, Jack Rodie, trained and led volunteers building alongside the partner family throughout the construction of the home

Habitat has many opportunities to volunteer on the Cole Road site, at the ReStore, on a salvage, in the office or assisting with weatherizations.

Anyone interested in participating or donating to Habitat is encouraged to call the Habitat office at 985-4850 or visit the website at www.habitatyorkcounty.org.

Habitat for Humanity York County, the local affiliate of Habitat International, was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit builder of affordable homes in partnership with low- income families, community volunteers, and local businesses. The mission is to work toward the elimination of poverty housing and homelessness in York County and to stir the hearts and minds of others to take action on this issue.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity York County visit www.habitatatyorkcountry.org.

Text courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

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