Local Habitat for Humanity wraps operations after 20 years

Local Habitat for Humanity wraps operations after 20 yearsRidgecrest City Councilman Mike Mower, at the podium, presents a proclamation to David Mechtenberg, who receives it on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. The local chapter closed out operations after 20 years of helping eligible families renovate old homes into habitable dwellings. With the help of 300 donors and 700 volunteers, the local Habitat group partnered with 21 families to rehabilitate homes. Mechtenberg was tapped to lead the dissolution of the group. At the time of the closure, the average age in the core group of volunteers was 76. Volunteers cited lack of participation as the reason for the closure. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2020-02-14