New Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Roger Powell (l), with local supporters (l to r) Father Steve Bulfer, Marilyn Corral, and Tolley Gorham who helped with land acquisition for the affiliate.

Due to the perseverance of key local supporters, Habitat for Humanity is the new owner of two parcels on Stroming Road.  Marilyn Corral who served in recent years on the Habitat board arranged for the affiliate to receive a $20,000 grant from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation in 2016.  The foundation was formed in memory of Larry L. Hillblom who founded DHL, an international shipping company.  Marilyn Corral was one of its first employees, and her efforts resulted in the large grant that went toward the purchase price of the lots.

Tolley Gorham,  a local realtor, had the idea of forming parcels for Habitat for Humanity from land on Stroming Road in the town area of Mariposa.  This land was given several years ago to the Catholic Diocese of Fresno by the estate of the late Mathilde (Tillie) Stroming.  Tolley Gorham approached Father Steve Bulfer of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church about the possible sale of the property to Habitat, and Father Steve strongly  promoted the idea with the Diocese of Fresno. 

HFH of Mariposa County recognizes with deepest gratitude the efforts and commitment of these supporters of decent, affordable housing in our County.