Charities Helping Charities

Charities collaborating and helping one another is the name of the game when it comes to serving our community. Garrett County Habitat for Humanity thanks volunteers from  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland Rotary and the Garrett Mentors for painting, trimming windows and readying roofs on three houses under construction by Habitat, whose mission it is to build safe, adequate houses for those in need. Garrett County Habitat provides a hand-up, not a hand-out by building and selling houses to pre-qualified home applicants with a 0% interest, 30-year mortgage.  Because Garrett County Habitat acts as the lender, 100% of the mortgage principal payments made by homeowners each month returns to our local Habitat to build additional houses for hardworking, low to moderate income families.

Group Caption: Joe Disimone, Jack Regentin, Laura Fike, Gloria MacGowen, Cora Cullers, Pat White, Bill Ruyman, Jerry Michner, Greg Lee, Haley Gillespie, John Pucciano, Kathy Coble, Anna Mason, Bob Smith, Ashley Biser, Rick Schiff, Lew Mason, not pictured: Scott Wilson, Doug Riley, Jerry Lynch, Fred Eggleston, Frank Ferry.
Caption 2: Haley Gillespie, Rotary and Laura Fike, Garrett Mentor’s program director, brighten the walls with paint and the soul with smiles.
Caption 3: Rick Schiff, Garrett Mentor’s board president, and Bob Smith, Rotary.
Caption 4: Doug Riley, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Rotary member, trims windows.