David Wilson pictured being presented with his ReStore Gold award by Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International CEO, and Jenny Williams, Habitat Ireland, Chief Executive.
Habitat for Humanity Ireland recently held its Building Hope event, bringing together the ‘Habitat family’ across Ireland to celebrate 30 years of breaking down barriers, building hope and all of the impacts that Habitat have locally and around the world.
The event is also a great opportunity for Habitat to recognise individual volunteer’s contribution.
This year David Wilson, who volunteers at ReStore Ballymena, the charity’s social enterprise, was presented with a ‘ReStore Gold’ award.
Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat Ireland, presented the awards, and spoke about the impact ReStore has for the local community.
“David has been a volunteer in ReStore Ballymena for 4 years and has completed over 1,000 hrs. Since he first came to ReStore on a placement, his confidence and ability have continued to improve.
"It has been such a privilege to see his growth during his volunteer experience and we are so thankful that he gives his time in ReStore. He currently volunteers 16 hrs a week in store on top of his part-time job and we really would be lost without him.”
“ReStore volunteers, across five ReStores in NI and one in Drogheda; now invest 3,500 hours every month in reaching out to their local community and each one of them makes a huge contribution to our mission.”
Through ReStore, Habitat builds sustainable communities and directly tackle poverty across the island of Ireland.
Each year the charity serves thousands of local people; many who cannot afford commercial prices to improve their homes, diverts tons of reusable material from landfill which helps build a more sustainable future and provides training and employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
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