Habitat For Humanity of Chester County Celebrates 20 Years

October 25, 2009 – In The News
The Daily Record

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Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 20 year anniversary with longtime volunteers and official reminiscing about the organization's growth and successes. Christopher Pippett, president of the organization's board of directors, said that volunteering with Habitat is an "opportunity to give back. And especially when the homeowners are involved you get to talk to them. It's a really rewarding experience."

Looking toward the future, the organization hopes to be around at least another 20 years, Pippett said. To date, the local chapter has built and refurbished 107 homes in municipalities such as Coatesville, Phoenixville, West Chester and Downingtown. The organization is looking to expand its service area into southern Chester County, Pippett said.

"We have a good system of volunteers. Now we're just looking for property to build the houses on. It's a Catch 22 because right now is a good time to buy property but it's a bad time to raise money."