The Carpenter's Gift
Written by David Rubel in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and illustrated by Jim LaMarche, “The Carpenter’s Gift” celebrates the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, an American tradition. Each year, the tree is milled into lumber that Habitat uses to build a simple, decent home. The story of a young boy in Depression-era New York who wishes for a decent home for his family, this book shares a lesson about the importance of helping others.
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HFHOC loses a dear friend
Roger Chapin, 79, passed away in October. He met his wife Elaine when both were involved in building a Habitat home in Wolcott (Wayne County). Roger’s Wayne County Habitat involvement included home construction and ultimately Board President.
After relocating to the Geneva area Roger (and Elaine) joined the Ontario County Habitat affiliate where both continued to be active, with Roger serving as Board Vice President and Chairman of the Geneva Steering Committee. Roger was a principal leader in HFHOC’s construction activities in Geneva – providing his leadership in the development of the Hawkins Ave. subdivision and the construction of six homes on that site and one on West Ave. Both Roger and Elaine were active in the development and operation of the HFHOC ReStore and office facility.
Roger gave of himself in the Christian tradition – willingly, generously, and often with the knowledge of only the receiver.
Roger will be profoundly missed by HFHOC (and many others).