Parishioner Dani Hitchcock, tireless Habitat volunteer and coordinator for St. Philip’s involvement with Habitat for Humanity, was inducted recently into Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s “Leland’s Army.” Habitat for Humanity Tucson has established a tradition of honoring a select group of very special volunteers each year. These volunteers, who are chosen by the Habitat staff, have generously given their time over many years to help Habitat further its mission to build safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with local families. These volunteers exemplify the Habitat spirit of community.
The award was started in 2008, and since then only eight volunteers have been inducted into “Leland’s Army,” named for Habitat’s first employee and long-time construction staff member, Leland Yarbrough. At the luncheon in August, seven more volunteers were inducted into Leland’s Army, including Dani. This is a very great honor considering Habitat Tucson has over 2,500 volunteers!