Honors to 20 Businesses, community partners & individuals at Hearts & Hammers

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO (HFHS) will honor twenty businesses, community partners and individuals at the Hearts & Hammers annual luncheon celebration. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the University Plaza Hotel at 333 John Q. Hammons Pkwy. Individual tickets may be purchased for $20.00 at the door.

At Hearts & Hammers, friends of HFHS will join to celebrate the collective accomplishments of those being honored and the thousands of others who have committed to find a solution to end poverty housing. During the last fiscal year, four families earned their keys to a new Habitat for Humanity home, 110 home preservation and repair projects were completed, and more than 5,875 volunteers donated their time on the build site or in the ReStore.

Those being honored as 2015 Hearts & Hammers award recipients include the following:

  • Golden Hammer – Michal Moss Early, Andrew Wells, and Kelly Greens Apartment Homes.
  • Building Lives – A Beautiful Mess, Great Southern Bank, Keystone Building & Design, Warner Brothers Construction, James and Kathleen Caffey, and Carol Nachbar.
  • Helping Hands – Junior League of Springfield, Missouri Sprits, Ozarks Counseling Center, Tristin Failla, Mary Keidle, Jim Luzadder, Dee Maples, Debbie Pierson, Rob Pyland, Jessie Tindall, and Bonnie Watkins.

“Our Hearts and Hammers event allows us to show the community how grateful we are as an organization,” said Larry Peterson, executive director for HFHS. “The twenty honorees being recognized today are leading the charge in helping us find an end to poverty housing.”

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO relies on the continued support of businesses, community partners and individuals to make a difference in our community. Those interested in joining HFHS in finding an end to poverty housing can find additional information about volunteer opportunities, homeownership and repair programs, and donations on the Habitat for Humanity website.

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO (HFHS) believes every person in the Springfield and surrounding area deserves to live in safe, decent, affordable housing. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFHS impacts more than 100 households a year. Since 1988, HFHS has either built or renovated more than 250 homes, providing shelter for more than 600 men, women and children in Greene County.

Learn more, including official word marks and images, at habitatspringfieldmo.org/newsroom or at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.