By: Lindsay CravenStaff Writer
April 18, 2012
I would like to make a correction of remarks attributed to me in regards to the “Conversations with Kay” event at the Yadkin Senior Center.
While Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity does receive federal funds, we do not solely rely on those funds. The Habitat ReStore, our largest fundraiser, provides a significant stream of funding for the organization. We also receive funding from our many generous local partner businesses, churches, and private foundations. Additionally, such fundraisers as the annual Rotary Clubs Golf Tournament, held on our behalf and sponsored by local businesses and Rotarians, provide significant sources of funding.
Thanks to local support, our organization is thriving. We have increased the number of houses we rehab and build each year and the number of families with whom we partner. Our newest house in Jonesville will be completed this summer and we will begin construction on the first of three new homes in Elkin.
While I appreciate the opportunity to represent Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity, I believe that the remarks attributed to me were incorrect. I did not speak to anyone from the Yadkin Ripple newspaper and as such, these remarks did not come directly from me. I am grateful for this opportunity to set the record straight and acknowledge the tremendous contributions of our many local donors and volunteers.
Andrea Carden, Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity
Editor’s note: The Yadkin Ripple did not state in any waythat Habitat for Humanity receives all of its money from federal sources. The Ripple and its sister paper, The Tribune, are supporters of Habitat for Humanity and have donated to the cause in the last two years. The Ripple’s staff is well aware that Habitat receives funding and support from many local sources.