Thursday, July 06, 2006


Kudos to the Oklahoma Lumbermen's Association's executive vice-president Sharilyn Young and State Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland for making Project Rebuild a present reality. (Holland, left, is pictured here with one of the Project Build participants.) The project is providing housing assistance to qualified families whose homes have been destroyed through wildfires or tornadoes since November 27, 2006. Truly, home is where the heart is and these leaders are helping to make home sweet home a reality to needy families.

Young and Holland joined Governor Brad Henry, First Lady Kim Henry, and country singer Blake Shelton today in a press conference in the Blue Room at the State Capitol to announce a $108,000 donation from Shelton toward Project Rebuild.

Other partners include the Mennonite Disaster Services, F.E.M.A., the Oklahoma State School Board Association, Volunteers in Mission (Oklahoma UNited Methodist Conference), the Baptist General Conference, Chapel Hill United Methodists, Catholic Charities, America Red Cross, Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, Oklahoma Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors, I.B.E.W. 1141 Electrical Union, National Electrical Contractors Association, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 344, American Subcontractors Association, Oklahoma Manufactured Home Association, National Association of Credit Managers, and numerous private corporations and companies who have committed funding and support for the unmet needs of the families involved.

For more information about the project contact Young at 1.800.444.1771.

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