York Habitat would like to recognize Peter Jackson as our Volunteer in the Spotlight for the month of July. Jackson retired in 2016 following 38 years as a writer and an editor for the Associated Press. After his retirement, Pete says he began to miss the deadlines, and camaraderie of journalism and connecting with people. Jackson decided that volunteering with York Habitat would allow him to make a meaningful contribution while helping people in need. Pete has been working on York Habitat’s East Prospect Street build site since the first day of construction almost six months ago. “I began slogging through mud and snow as a Habitat volunteer on January 15th. It's hard work, but that's more than offset by the new skills I've learned and the friendships I've made with the men and women I work with,” Jackson says looking back on his time with Habitat. “I learned very quickly that Habitat is a vital partnership that can make dreams of home ownership come true for the families that are willing to work hard for it,” Pete said. Because of volunteers like Pete, York Habitat is able to build safe, decent, affordable homes for low-income deserving families. Thank you Pete for slogging through the mud and snow!
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25