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:

Luke Short
iSurf News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5932

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5448

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5197

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5132

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4293

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4141

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13903

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

March 02, 2015 11646

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 30, 2015 3643

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 2237

Juvenile Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 2003

Two Charged in Bremen Meth Bust

by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
March 30, 2015 1852

Man Charged for Selling Drugs from Red Cardinal…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 1597

Report of Suspicious Man Ends with PI, Meth…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 1273

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 1130

Should Inactivity be Classified as a Disease?

by Mallory Powell
March 30, 2015 976

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 30,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 931

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 862

North American Stainless to Make $150 Million…

by Office of the Governor