Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presents awards at home dedication

Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards at the dedication of a home in Pittston to honor those who have made significant contributions to the build over the past year year. From left, first row, Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston and Frank Sepko. Second row, Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity; and Bob Borwick, President, WVHFH Board of Directors. Third row, Sally Rothstein, WVHFH board member; and Ellen Watkins, WFHFH board member. Fourth row, Leonard Shimko, WVHFH board member. - Submitted photo

Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards at the dedication of a home in Pittston to honor those who have made significant contributions to the build over the past year year.

The honorable Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston, received the Golden Hammer award. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity gives this honor to a person who has shown exceptional commitment to help further the mission of Habitat. The mayor and the Redevelopment Authority of Pittston offered up a vacant lot for Habitat to build on as part of their effort to help beautify the city.

Bob Borwick, Leonard Shimko, Sally Rothstein, and Ellen Watkins received the Herm Shiplett Award. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity gives this honor to volunteers who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment and support to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. All four have been long time members of the WVHFH board of directors and have shown an unwavering commitment to the organization.

Frank Sepko received the Gottfreid Csala Award. This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of professional expertise and knowledge to further the mission of Habitat. Sepko donated a state-of-the-art website to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards at the dedication of a home in Pittston to honor those who have made significant contributions to the build over the past year year. From left, first row, Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston and Frank Sepko. Second row, Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity; and Bob Borwick, President, WVHFH Board of Directors. Third row, Sally Rothstein, WVHFH board member; and Ellen Watkins, WFHFH board member. Fourth row, Leonard Shimko, WVHFH board member.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_group-award-pic.jpgWyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards at the dedication of a home in Pittston to honor those who have made significant contributions to the build over the past year year. From left, first row, Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston and Frank Sepko. Second row, Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity; and Bob Borwick, President, WVHFH Board of Directors. Third row, Sally Rothstein, WVHFH board member; and Ellen Watkins, WFHFH board member. Fourth row, Leonard Shimko, WVHFH board member. Submitted photo