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Congratulations to Habitat’s Youth United for being honored with the 2011 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group!

The 2011 Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards honors some of Oregon’s most respected individuals and organizations for their commitment to voluntary service benefiting the state and its people. The awards are hosted by the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo.

The 2011 awardees were honored in Salem, Oregon on November 4, at a special luncheon, officiated by First Lady of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes and Steve Bass, CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Habitat for Humanity’s Youth United brings youth ages 5-25 together to fund and build a home. Youth United has already fundraised and built one home in the Portland area and is working on more. Children under 16 years of age have the opportunity to assist in fundraising as well as promoting the project to the community. Older youth and young adults participate in the actual construction of the house, in addition to fundraising and advocacy. The leadership committee consists of high school and college students who are in charge of planning and fundraising.

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