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Habitat for Humanity honors WMU chapter

May 7, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity recently recognized four individuals and one organization affiliated with Western Michigan University.

During the annual meeting of the KVHH Board of Directors in March, the organization honored a total of five volunteers, including retired WMU staffer Dorothea Barr, and one community organization for their outstanding contributions to Habitat for Humanity.

Barr was cited for providing exceptional administrative support to KVHH. She retired from WMU in 2005 as an office assistant in political science after 37 years of service to the University.

The WMU chapter of Habitat for Humanity was the lone community organization recognized during the meeting. It was designated KVHH's outstanding community partner for 2008-09, in appreciation for its 20 years of service to helping build affordable local housing.

In other business, WMU student Kevin Key was elected to serve on the board as a director. Key, a junior from Portage Mich., was instrumental in organizing the campus Habitat chapter's 2009 Shantytown fundraiser, which garnered a record $6,266.62 for KVHH this year.


For more information about how to help build or buy a Habitat home, visit WMU's Habitat chapter online or contact Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity at (269) 344-2443.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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