Honoring A Fallen Friend Through Habitat For Humanity

By: Ken Heineck
By: Ken Heineck

Many of them may be retired but volunteer work had them out of the house Thursday.

About a dozen volunteers with Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity spent Thursday hammering out a new home. When completed, this Newport home will go to Joy Jones of Morehead City.

A Beaufort business is raising money for a similar home in memory of a former employee who was spearheading an effort for the company to build a habitat home in Carteret county. Joy Gaskill was killed in a car accident two years ago.

“We built 77 of these houses changing 77 lives and when people get together and remember people like joy and then come out here and put their money where their mouth is, it says a lot” said Frank Jarman, the Resource Development Director

Officials say more than 3,000 dollars was raised Wednesday during a fundraiser for the memorial home. It takes about 50, 000 dollars to build a habitat home.

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