Zionsville Times Sentinel


March 20, 2013

Habitat event funds 2013 project

Zionsville — More than 200 people attended Habitat for Humanity of Boone County’s annual fundraiser, Saturday, March 2, at the Palomino Ballroom.

“Our build-a-house-in-one-hour auction raised enough money to build a home in 2013 for a Boone County family in need of a home,” said Steve Furste, Habitat’s executive director.

A standing ovation followed a video of the 2012 Wounded Warrior Build in Advance, where a home was built for U.S. Marine Sgt. Jesse James and his family. The project was funded by HFHBC’s 2012 fundraiser, Furste said.

The main event, a live auction, was then conducted and guests bid on each component  — land, framing, plumbing, roofing and more — of a home to be built this year. The entire house was funded in less than an hour, Furste said.

The fundraiser also featured a silent auction with handmade wooden items crafted by the San Diego Woodturners Club, supporters of James. The club donated hand-turned wooden Christmas tree ornaments and ball point pens especially made for the event.

“We’re humbled by the overwhelming support we’ve received from the citizens of Boone County,” said Alan Townsend, Habitat board president.

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