Volunteer Awards 2022
Thank you to all the dedicated board, committee, construction, deconstruction, and ReStore volunteers and their families, who supported PPHFH this past year.
Please read below to learn about the awards and winners from the 2022 Volunteer Awards Ceremony.
The Chris Brownlow Golden Hammer Award
This award is named in honor of Chris Brownlow and is presented to the individual who displays the joyful and loving qualities Chris consistently demonstrated. These characteristics include strong leadership, always performing work with joy and a positive attitude, having a servant spirit and conducting him or herself in a manner that is synonymous with the philosophy of Habitat for Humanity both within and outside of the organization.
(Voted on by PPHFH Board of Directors)
Chris Brownlow Golden Hammer Award Recipient: Joe DesJardin
Construction Group of the Year
The volunteer group who volunteers frequently at our Habitat construction site. Not only does this group demonstrate outstanding construction ability, but this group also displays spirit and devotion to building Habitat homes.
(Voted on by Construction Volunteers and Staff)
Construction Group of the Year Recipient: The Cutting Edge, Realtors
The George Hammond Award
The George Hammond Award honors individuals who, through their tireless service to PPHFH, have exhibited qualities of leadership, an unwavering belief in Habitat’s ministry, as well as demonstrated a deep devotion and passion to serve the community and people of El Paso County, Colorado.
For more than 25 years, George Hammond has been the committed builder of homes, communities, and hope in El Paso County. This award will henceforth recognize and be bestowed upon those volunteers that, in the PPHFH George Hammond Award Board of Director ad-hoc committee’s opinion, have significantly given of themselves and provided positive mentoring, guidance, support and collaboration to future homeowners, volunteers, and affiliate staff.
A recipient of the George Hammond Award is a volunteer who truly is noteworthy for their constant contributions to the mission of PPHFH - a constant supporter, a constant advocate and, most importantly, a constant leader.
(Voted on by the PPHFH George Hammond Award Board of Director ad-hoc committee)
George Hammond Award Recipient: Tim Trowbridge
The volunteer who has made a long-term commitment to Habitat and performs vital behind-the-scenes work for our affiliate, and is ready and willing to do whatever is needed to keep Habitat running smoothly.
(Voted on by PPHFH Staff)
Journeyman Award Recipient: Suzanne Ballard
Millard Fuller Award
Award Winner, John Lesnak
Award Winner, Phil Larish
The volunteer who demonstrates leadership, going above and beyond the call of duty, and who exemplifies asking others to get involved.
(voted on by the PPHFH Board of Directors & Staff, Construction & ReStore Committees, and Volunteers)
Millard Fuller Award Recipients: John Lesnak and Phil Larish
Linda Fuller Award
The volunteer who does an outstanding job in working with our partner families, and exemplifies compassion and devotion for our Habitat partner families during and after their path to homeownership.
(voted on by the PPHFH Board of Directors, Affiliate Committees, Volunteers, and Staff)
Linda Fuller Recipient: Lori Sorrels
ReStore Group of the Year
The volunteer group who volunteers frequently at our Habitat ReStore. Not only does this group demonstrate outstanding retail ability, but this group also displays spirit and devotion to building Habitat homes.
(Voted on by ReStore Volunteers and Staff)
ReStore Group of the Year Recipient: Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, BOSS