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Len Perkins Receives Award For Service from Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County

On Thursday, January 2, 2020, members of the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors presented Len Perkins with a prestigious award for his many years of service to the community. Lenny was surprised to be visited by the members and presented with this unexpected but impressive award for his years of volunteering, support, service and leadership to the Board. 

Lenny has served on the HFH Board for over 9 years, stepping down only for health reasons. Prior to serving as a board member, he was active for many years on the job site, swinging a hammer as a construction volunteer. When he decided that he was no longer able to physically labor on the job site, he continued to stop by and became the delivery guy, picking up needed nails, water, meals and such that could be transported in his car. He lifted the spirits of the other volunteers by his enthusiasm and dedication to this valuable cause, promoting stable housing for families in the Clinton County area. A common heard statement at the job site was directed to Lenny’s age of 87 "years young". 

Most notably, Lenny was known for his fundraising abilities. He served on the annual Golf Outing which would bring in enough money to build the walls or pay for the trusses and shingles for at least one home per year. Known for his humor, Lenny commented after receiving the award that the patrons at Frisch’s no longer need to dive under their tables when he walks into the restaurant.

Habitat Dedicates Its Newest Home

“Lord our God, You whose house is in heaven, on earth… and in that undiscovered beyond, come and bless this house”

34th Habitat family welcomed home

Habitat of Clinton County dedicated its 34th home on Saturday October 22. Donovan Butler and Stephanie Oberlin were grateful for the work and volunteers that made their new home in Wilmington a reality. A gathering of Butler-Oberlin family and the Habitat group celebrated the work, shared the experience of this journey and wished the couple  … Read more

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers

Clinton County Habitat for Humanity desperately needs volunteers. This summer the group has taken a big leap of faith and is building two homes in Wilmington. There is a small group of dedicated and skilled volunteers, but extra hands, inexperienced or skilled, are required. Some community minded businesses like Alkermes, and also, the juvenile community  … Read more

Alkermes assists with Habitat project

“This means so much to me and my family, thank-you.” Said a humble but, appreciative Brandon Wipperman to the assembled group of Alkermes employees early Friday morning May 20. They had come to frame his Habitat for Humanity home on the corner of Vine and Howard Streets in Wilmington. “This is unprecedented. It is the  … Read more

“Bless all who enter”

The volunteer builder crew for Clinton County Habitat for Humanity has a tradition of scribbling messages and blessings on the framework of a home. Last week, “Bless all who enter” appeared on the doorway of Donovan Butler’s new home being built on Paris Avenue. “The first time I saw that, it choked me up,” confessed  … Read more

Peoples Bank partners with Habitat

Wilmington News Journal
The Peoples Bancorp Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas, recently partnered with Clinton County Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in Wilmington and donated $5,000 toward the future construction of two homes. “Clinton County HFH is truly building success in our local community. We couldn’t be more proud to support  … Read more

Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing Generates Funds to Help Build Homes

The Wilmington Savings Bank team consisting of Tom Burns, Bob Schaad, Jake Dehart, and Dave Wagenseller won the 20th annual Habitat for Humanity golf outing held July 31 at the Majestic Springs Golf Course. Proceeds from the tournament will go to purchase construction materials to build homes in Clinton County. More than 200 businesses and  … Read more