04.09.12 WARREN HAYNES TO WELCOME ANOTHER FAMILY HOME & REVEAL A RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR THE XMAS JAM
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 6, 2012) – On Monday, April 16 at 3pm, less than six months after breaking ground, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completion of the 2011 Xmas Jam House. Warren Haynes, in town for a show at the Orange Peel the night before, will join Habitat staff and supporters to welcome Michelle Bevans and her children home during a ceremonial key presentation and house dedication. Media and community well-wishers are invited.
Homeowner-to-be Michelle Bevans, a huge Warren Haynes and Christmas Jam fan, has worked hard towards homeownership. With nearly 200 hours of sweat equity completed including homeownership preparation classes, she is excited to move into Habitat's thriving Carney Place neighborhood. She is grateful to Haynes and all the musicians that perform in the Xmas Jam for the benefit of families like hers, and she looks forward to thanking him in person on April 16.
In addition to celebrating the completion of the 2011 Xmas Jam House, which was built in part by 100 volunteers who participated in Before the Jam, Lend a Hand week in December, Haynes will present Habitat with a proceeds check from the W&S Charitable Foundation. He will unveil a record-breaking single-year contribution from the 2011 Jam as well as announce the cumulative total which is now well-past the $1 million mark! The W&S Charitable Foundation (W & S for Warren & his wife Stefani Scamardo) is the charitable arm of the annual Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam.
“Each year we are reminded of all the effort it takes to produce the Xmas Jam – bringing in artist from around the country. We are grateful and humbled by the enormous generosity of the W&S Charitable Foundation to the work of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Their ongoing commitment to help Asheville families live in safe, decent and affordable homes shows the heart and passion Warren and Stefani have for our community,” states executive director Lew Kraus. “Words fail to fully express our gratitude for the partnership that we have with these remarkable people.”
Since 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has welcomed 232 Buncombe County families to safe, decent and affordable houses. Habitat homes, which are HealthyBuilt certified, are sold at no- profit to partner families, who pay back a no-interest loan. The non-profit also now offers an exterior home repair program for low-moderate income homeowners. Visit ashevillehabitat.org for more information.
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