A Message from the President

All of us who volunteer with Habitat of Mariposa want to thank Bob Pickard for his steady and thoughtful guidance as our President for the last three years. Being a store and restaurant owner is a very busy profession, and he made time to help build our first home and presided over our monthly board meetings and several fundraising events. Again, many thanks to Bob.

As we start our fifth year, our second home is underway and next partner family picked. They will be introduced at a dinner in April at the Lutheran church. See the announcement of the family in this newsletter.

Please consider helping us build by organizing a group from your church, business or neighborhood. It’s fun working alongside your friends and as always a qualified leader for that day’s activities will be present to lead.

I look forward to volunteering in this new position, along with new board member Bob Borchard as Resource Chair.

Thank you also to all the board members who have graciously agreed to keep working on our goal to build safe, affordable homes with those in need here in Mariposa County.

Lastly, please visit our donated items warehouse where we sell windows, doors, lights, sinks, bathtubs and more. It’s open the first and third Saturdays, 9—2pm, and is located behind our office in the Italian Acres office complex at 5320 Highway 49 North.

Alan H. Johnson