Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Retires from the Organization

By: Habitat Press Release
By: Habitat Press Release

Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Retires from the Organization

Bryan, TX, (May 15, 2008) – Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity’s executive director, Trish Burk, is retiring from the organization this Friday. Trish has been the only executive director the organization has known since its formation in 1989. The community is invited to attend her honorary reception on Friday, May 15 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Habitat was founded in 1989 by a group of citizens concerned about addressing the substandard housing epidemic in Bryan/College Station. Since its inception, the organization has grown to build an average of 20 homes per year and has partnered with over 150 local families.

“Trish’s service to Habitat for Humanity and to the community will never be forgotten,” said Kelly Parker, President of the Board of Directors. “Habitat families, volunteers, board, and staff will forever remember her contributions to the organization.”

Melanie Phillips is the next executive director of the organization. Melanie is a former BCS Habitat Board Member and brings with her years of nonprofit work experience.

What: Reception for Trish Burk

Date: Friday, May 15, 2008

Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Location: Habitat for Humanity Office

Contact: Dena Freeman at (979) 823-7200 or (979) 204-3153 (mobile)

About Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity

Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Formed in 1989, the local affiliate is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and making the right to simple, decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income families and gives them an opportunity to work side by side with local volunteers in the construction of their homes. Once the homes are completed, families buy them at cost through zero-interest twenty to thirty-year mortgages. BCS Habitat has partnered with over 150 families impacting over 620 people over the past 19 years. For more information, please visit www.habitatbcs.org

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