Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Happiness is a Visit with Marion

Marion Mayo, a founder of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, enjoys a serendipitous moment of happiness after reading the Granby Drummer article about the Habitat for Humanity home to be built in Granby, CT. 
Visiting Marion Mayo is always a joy!


Yesterday, I called on Marion at her retirement community apartment to bring her the April 2016 edition of the Granby Drummer, the town's widely read local monthly. It featured an article about Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity's plan to build a home in Granby. The Granby Habitat home is extra special not only because Marion and her late husband Bob founded Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity 27 years ago in 1989, but especially because the home will be built less than a mile from their former home in the West Granby section of town. "Basically around the corner," as Marion put it.

Thanks to Windsor Federal Savings' generous donation of the lot, the Granby home will be Hartford Habitat's first home built in a rural Hartford area town. Most of Hartford Habitat's 230 homes  built to date have been constructed in Hartford, New Britain, East Hartford and Bloomfield.


Bob and Marion are remembered and revered as long-time community leaders -- stonecatchers who served in many capacities and organizations in Granby and Hartford.  The Granby Habitat home is a fitting celebration of their commitment to build better communities.


To find out more about Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity visit its website .



Don Shaw, Jr.
Writer and Editor
RedTruckStonecatcher.com

Photo by Don Shaw, Jr.



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