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Tindell named to national Habitat board

Courtesy photo Escambia County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lisa Tindell has been named the newest member of the Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates board of directors. She is pictured with Brandon Dixon, AAHA Executive Director, and Patricia Burch, AAHA Board of Directors Chairwoman.

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Escambia County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lisa Tindell has been named the newest member of the Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates board of directors. She is pictured with Brandon Dixon, AAHA Executive Director, and Patricia Burch, AAHA Board of Directors Chairwoman.

Escambia County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lisa Tindell has been named the newest member of the Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates board of directors.

AAHA is a statewide organization based in Opelika and led by Brandon Dixon who serves as the executive director. The state support organization for the Habitat for Humanity affiliates from around Alabama also serves as a clearinghouse of information between affiliates, developer of resources for affiliates and provides technical support to help affiliates grow their capacity.

AAHA was chartered in 1992 by the 10 Alabama HFH affiliates operating at the time. Today there are 32 operating affiliates, giving service to all major cities in Alabama. Currently, these affiliates are building more than 200 homes per year for very low-income families.

Tindell joins other board members quarterly to update all affiliates on progress across the state in achieving the goals and living the mission statement of Habitat for Humanity. Meeting on a quarterly basis, AAHA board members consider issues and solutions to problems in meeting financial and construction needs for homes built or repaired throughout the state for those in need.

The local affiliate serves all of Escambia County and is currently in the process of selecting the next family to become partners through homeownership. The next home will be the 23rd home built in the county with dozens of other homes renovated, repaired and refreshed during the 20 years of service in the area.

For information about making a donation or other questions, contact Tindell at the ECHFH office located inside the Habitat Restore at 1606 Douglas Avenue or call 867-0095.