(PITTSTON)— Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presented the 2018 Golden Hammer award to the honorable Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston, at a recent home dedication.
The Golden Hammer Award honors a person who has shown exceptional commitment to help further the mission of Habitat. Mayor Lombardo, along with the Pittston City Redevelopment Authority, donated a vacant lot to Habitat for its recent home build.
Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director of WVHFH said, “We are delighted to present Mayor Lombardo with this award. His generosity and that of the Redevelopment Authority of Pittston has allowed a local, low-income family to become first-time homeowners.”
Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds simple, decent homes to sell to families in need. WVHFH uses volunteer labor and charitable gifts to ensure homes are affordable to families in Wyoming Valley. WVHFH is a Christian ministry dedicated to building homes in partnership with the entire community, including businesses, congregations, schools, individuals, and partner families.
Pictured from left to right: Michael Lombardo, City of Pittston Mayor; Jim Zarra, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity board member; Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, WVHFH; Bob Borwick, president, WVHFH