Volunteer Appreciation Event 2018
Our Volunteer Appreciation Event was presented on April 5th, 2018.
It was made possible by the generous support of
As a lead up to this year's National Volunteer Week (April 15th - 21st, 2018), we looked back at 2017 and celebrated volunteers for all the work they did with us to build homes and transform lives through affordable homeownership.
Please read below to learn about the awards and winners from 2018's event.
At the end of this page, you can learn more about one very special award - the George Hammond Award.
Sam Adams, PPHFH Board President with Peter Scanlon, Award Winner.
Millard Fuller Award
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 Recipient: Peter Scanlon
Janet Risley, PPHFH Director of Homeowner Services, with Leonie Cramer, Award Winner (center), and Caitlin Daberkow, PPHFH Homeowner Services Coordinator.
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 Award Recipients: Leonie Cramer
Jeff White, PPHFH Chief Operating Officer, with Roger Condie, Award Winner.
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: Roger Condie
Sam Adams, PPHFH Board President with, Kathy Gurba & Curt Brewer, accepting the award for IEC Southern Colorado, Award Winners.
Volunteer 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.
(Construction award voted on by Construction Volunteers and Staff)
Construction Volunteer Group of the Year: IEC Southern Colorado Chapter
Sam Adams, PPHFH Board President with Altin-Myka Hing, Cadet First Class, accepting the award for the USAFA Cadets, Award Winners.
Volunteer 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.
(ReStore award voted on by ReStore Volunteers and Staff)
ReStore Volunteer Group of the Year: USAF Cadets
Sam Adams, PPHFH Board President with Tye Tutt, Award Winner
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: Tye Tutt
Sam Adams, PPHFH Board President with George Hammond, Award Winner (center), and Kris Medina, PPHFH Executive Director.
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 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.
(Henceforth, voted on by the PPHFH George Hammond Award Board of Director ad-hoc committee)
George Hammond Award Recipient: George Hammond