Habitat for Humanity of Warren County would like to thank Valu Home Centers which donated a check for $2806.00, to the local program. This amount represents the Warren County affiliates' share of the $169,108.00, that Valu Home Centers raised in total on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.
The total amount raised was divided between the 16 Habitat Affiliates where Valu Home Centers is located. The funds were raised by Valu Home Centers customers who donated a dollar to enter the raffle for the new car. The money collected from each store will stay in that area to help build or rehabilitate homes for worthy families. Significantly, of all the Valu Home Centers stores in the company, the Warren County store had the second highest customer participation rate in the program.
Since 1993, Valu Home Centers has held an annual six-week fund raising campaign that benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Jamie Gilbert (Valu Home Centers’ Store Manager), Ross Bryan, Rene Heilman-Johnson, Esq.(President of Habitat for Humanity of Warren County), Kesha Silvis, Chris Sebastiano (Valu Home Centers’ Regional Manager)Mike Pearson,and Charles Merroth. (Present but not pictured Bernard t. Hessley Esq., Vice-President of Habitat for Humanity of Warren County).
To date Valu has raised $3,049,860.00 for Habitat, with every dollar returning to the community where it was collected, benefiting 16 different Habitat for Humanity chapters. Nationally, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a program committed to providing adequate housing for lower income families.