President Emeritus James Appleton Honored by Habitat for Humanity
Jan. 20, 2009 -
On a recent Sunday afternoon, volunteers and donors gathered on Redland's Tribune Street to celebrate the completion of their work, a house built under the organization of Habitat for Humanity. University of Redlands President Emeritus James Appleton was then honored as a faithful donor to the new home for the Ortiz family.
Appleton was presented with a plaque that said the home was "built with care in grateful memory" of him, but stressed to the crowd that it was only because he is the director of the Hedco Foundation, which provided a sizeable donation to the project. He recognized the Dornsiffe family of Northern California for their contributions to the foundation.
In fact, the University of Redlands was involved in many aspects of the project that gave a new home for JeanMarie Ortiz and her three teenage children. University students helped throughout the seven-month building process and were honored with the Group Volunteer of the Year award by the San Bernardino Area Habitat for Humanity.
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