Oct 08 Thad Hopper
The Jackson, MS metro area has a great need for affordable housing and Habitat for Humanity helps to fill this gap by providing houses built largely by volunteers. The cost of these relatively modest homes, which the receiving family helps to construct and finance, has risen to approximately $85,000, even with the involvement of volunteers. Over the years, I have worked through my church on the construction of several Habitat houses and with Habitat fundraising events. The Foundation has been a cornerstone of a 5K fundraiser that I have chaired. Since 2012, thanks to sponsors like the Thompson Foundation, we have worked with several other community churches to build seven Habitat homes. I am proud to be part of a company that gives back to the community in such a fundamental way.