iSurf News spoke with the Executive Director of Hopkins County’s Habitat For Humanity organization, Heath Duncan, who not only stated that this would be Ford’s first encounter with our local group, but also explained a little about the Celebration Dinner taking place on Thursday, October 7th.

“We’ll have a reception that starts at 5:30pm and the actual dinner will start at 6pm,” said Duncan. “The dinner’s actually a celebration of our fundraising campaign.”

“Our goal is $50,000,” added Duncan. “That’s the cost of a house, and that’s really what the campaign is all about. We’ve tried to find 500 people to give us $100 over the last few years, or have at least just asked the question, ‘What if 500 people gave us $100?’—that would be $50,000. So the dinner is really a celebration of the campaign.”

The current campaign has raised around $30,000 so far, said Duncan, but looks to bring in more each day. In addition, the money will be going toward building a new house in the spring. Habitat has a house under construction as of this time as well. To find out more on their current project, click the following iSurf News link: AVM Survivor to Receive New Habitat Home.

As far as how Habitat For Humanity got in-touch with Ford, Duncan explained that, “It was brought up in a meeting a little over a year ago and I got on the Oklahoma State website. I found the email to his [Ford’s] Executive Assistant on the site, shot her an email, and it just kind of went forward from there. Of course, we have some Board members here that know Travis’s dad as well.”

Though Duncan explained that this would be Ford’s first encounter with the Hopkins County Habitat For Humanity, he was hopeful that Ford would be willing to become more involved with the organization after seeing what they provide to his hometown area.

The Celebration Dinner will be taking place within the Ballard Convention Center at the Hopkins County Fairgrounds in Madisonville and will be open and free-of-charge to the public. Donations are accepted at the dinner and are greatly appreciated. However, if you are interested in attending, Habitat For Humanity asks that you RSVP ahead of time by contacting their local office by phone at (270) 825-1539. You may also visit them in person at 43 South Daves St. in Madisonville. In addition, their official website can be found by clicking the following link:

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