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BSA Good Turn for America

2004 National Call to Service

by the Boy Scouts of America

 

House of Representatives Resolution 853 of 11/20/2004 on the BSA

Good Turn for America

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Scatacook Helping the Hungry

Scouts CAN!

 

Deposit Can & Bottle Drive

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Housatonic Habitat

1 Padanaram Road
Peacock Alley    Suite 151
Danbury, Connecticut  06811
Phone: (203) 744-1340; Fax: (203) 744-1341
website:
www.danburyhabitat.org e-mail: habitat@danburyhabitat.org

Habitat for Humanity - Katrina Relief

Cub Packs and Scout Troops Can help Habitat for Humanity raise funds for Hurricane Katrina Relief and Rebuilding

 

Thank You Letter to Scatacook District

February 15, 2006

 

Congratulations to Troop 9, Danbury

Whose Scouts Raised $2,433 on March 11 & 12

 

Visit Habitat's Danbury Organization Web Site

Also Visit Habitat's International Web Site

 

Housatonic Habitat

1 Padanaram Road
Peacock Alley    Suite 151
Danbury, Connecticut  06811
Phone: (203) 744-1340; Fax: (203) 744-1341
website:
www.danburyhabitat.org e-mail: habitat@danburyhabitat.org

 

Lumber Going to Biloxi on 05/14/2006

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January 12, 2006 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For further information:

HHfH Office, 203-744-1340

Chris Goodrich, Press Officer, 203-740-1789

 

Housatonic Habitat Teams with
Brookfield Scout Troop for Katrina Relief

 

Usually, it's my dad who writes these press releases, but since this is a project I thought Boy Scouts could get involved in, we thought maybe I should write it. Every week, as a Scout in Brookfield's Troop 135, I pledge to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent"...and by helping people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina, I can be helpful, friendly, and kind! At least!

 

The Danbury Habitat affiliate is planning to send a group of volunteers to Biloxi, Mississippi, in February or March, so I asked my dad what the people there needed. "Building materials," he said...which made me remember when I was maybe eight years old (now I'm 12), and signed some 2x4's for Habitat at Home Depot. It was a fund-raiser: for $10 people could sign lumber that went into a Habitat house -- and a few weeks later, I saw my name in the actual house, on Rowan Street in Danbury!

 

That was cool -- what you wrote being in a Habitat house forever! So I thought we could raise money for Biloxi Habitat homes, doing the same thing. My dad said that was a great idea, and that maybe we could get a *lot* of Scouts involved. So he approached the whole Scatacook District of Scouts (Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, Newtown, New Fairfield, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield), and they thought it was a great idea, too. The leaders signed a piece of lumber at their January meeting, and my dad says he'll drive it down himself, if it's the only lumber we get!!!! But we're hoping someone will lend us a pick-up truck, or maybe even give us one, which would be even better!

 

Anyway, what we're doing is holding lumber-signings in February in local churches and businesses, and (we hope) in stores with big parking lots, like Home Depot and at the Mall. And we'll probably have extra lumber at the local Habitat building sites, too (on Golden Hill Road and Town Hill Road, in Danbury, where volunteers work on Thursday and Saturday). So I hope a lot of people will come by and sign some lumber!

 

We also have a website (http://home.earthlink.net/~mmgoodrich/), and I'm putting together a Power Point presentation, too. And maybe we can ask people to buy 2x4s on their own, and take them to their businesses, and schools, and clubs, and raise money that way! If we raise $50,000, people here can say they built an entire house in Biloxi!
 

[["Dad" here. Yeah, I helped Matthew a bit with this release...but he really *is* excited about this project, and with actually *doing* something about Katrina ! I hope not to disappoint him! This could be a Brookfield story, or a Danbury-wide story -- the Scout leaders seem very enthusiastic about taking this idea "big"!! I can give you names...]]
 

Housatonic Habitat is currently working on its 14th house in the Danbury area. The national organization, Habitat for Humanity International, completed its 200,000th house in August 2005.
 

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Matthew Goodrich
Assistant HHfH Press Officer; Troop 135 Scribe and Assistant Patrol Leader

 

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