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Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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Dr. Andrew Blackwood will join the organization as its new executive director. Blackwood will assume the role held by Shawn Means for the past three decades. Means announced his retirement in January and will officially end his service on June 30.

On July 1, 2021, a new executive director will take over the reins of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam County as I retire from the position after 27 years. I first announced my intention to retire last November so the board of directors would have adequate time to find the person to lead Habitat into the next chapter of its story, so I have had lots of time to reflect on the past nearly three decades and how Habitat has changed over the course of my career.

As West Virginians continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and move toward greater economic stability, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam continues to raise funds to help families and individuals make a better life for themselves through affordable, safe housing. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, one in seven families was spending half or more of their income on their rent or mortgage. We can not do this without your help though.