Medford couple's volunteer hours top 1,700
Medford couple Bill and Nancy Hunt have been honored with Jackson County's Community Service Award after together logging more than 1,700 hours of volunteer work with Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity.
"It's very worthwhile and enjoyable," Bill said of the time he and Nancy spend volunteering.
The pair have been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity since 2005.
Bill organizes and arranges merchandise at the organization's ReStore home improvement store in Medford. It carries new and used donations of furniture, household goods, decor and home improvement and building supplies.
"I arrange merchandise in a way that people can move comfortably and shop and buy supplies," Bill said.
Nancy works in the store and also does data entry.
ReStore sales aid Habitat for Humanity's efforts to construct, rehabilitate and preserve affordable housing for families that contribute "sweat equity" by helping to build homes.
"It all adds up to better housing for people," Bill said.
In addition to helping Habitat for Humanity, the couple volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul and help care for city gardens and landscaping, including at the historic Medford I.O.O.F. cemetery, also known as the Eastwood Cemetery.
"We're busy every day of the week," Nancy said.
She urged others to volunteer with community organizations.
Habitat for Humanity has ReStore locations in Medford and White City.
The Medford store is at 2233 S. Pacific Highway. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 541-773-9095 or visit www.roguevalleyhabitat.org.
The White City store is at 7571 Crater Lake Highway in White City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with the store closed on Sundays and Mondays. Call 541-879-3600 or visit the website for more information.
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