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B-DRPC Receives Habitat For Humanity's Golden Hammer Award

 

October 26, 2017

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At the annual meeting of the Transylvania Habitat for Humanity on Oct. 18, Habitat President Don Campbell presented a Golden Hammer award to Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in recognition of the support given by the church to Habitat since its inception. Church member Don Stinchcomb accepted the award on behalf of B-DRPC. Luck Shepherd, also a member of B-DRPC, was awarded a Golden Hammer for his long-time involvement with the Habitat construction crew. The B-DRPC Golden Hammer award, mounted and inscribed to the church, was dedicated to Bob and Jinny Heckert. The Heck-erts were members of B-DRPC and it was through their efforts that Transylvania Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1984. The Habitat Restore is also named for the Heckerts. B-DRPC members have volunteered at Habitat since 1984, and the church has provided financial support from the beginning. In addition, Habitat used meeting rooms and the Fellowship Hall at the church for many years. Stinchcomb served on the Habitat Board from 1988-1993 and was president of the organization from 1993-1995. Currently he acts as coordinator between the Mission Outreach Committee at B-DRPC and Habitat. "I have been involved for more than 30 years with Habitat," Stinch-comb said, "and have learned that this is an overwhelmingly giving community." He went on to say that Transylvania Habitat has completed 62 homes in the county, including a community of nine homes in Rosman, called Rosman Trails. Home #63 is nearly complete, and #64 has been started. "Following federal guidelines, Habitat only builds for low-income people," Stinchcomb said. "New owners must supply 300 hours of 'sweat equity' before they receive a home." The applications of prospective home owners are chosen by the Habitat Family Selection Comm-ittee. "Mortgages are written just as a bank would, but Habitat holds the mortgage," Stinchcomb said. Stinchcomb's involvement with Habitat began in the 1980s when he volunteered as a builder. He said, "A new Habitat home is certainly a thrill for its new owners, and it's a thrill for the volunteers, too."

At the annual meeting of the Transylvania Habitat for Humanity on Oct. 18, Habitat President Don Campbell presented a Golden Hammer award to Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in recognition of the support given by the church to Habitat since its inception. Church member Don Stinchcomb accepted the award on behalf of B-DRPC.

Luck Shepherd, also a member of B-DRPC, was awarded a Gold...



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