Habitats truck up and rolling again

Published 2:56 pm Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thermat Belt Habitat for Humanitys mission to help people was illustrated recently through the efforts of one of the chapters volunteers and the kindness of a major corporation.

The large roll up rear panel door on the truck used to pick-up furniture for sale in the retail store recently became completely inoperable. It was the intention of one of the local Habitat store volunteers, Warner Zipf, to obtain replacement parts to get the door functioning once again.

Zipf got the company name, The Todco Division of the Overhead Door Corporation, from the logo on the truck. He placed a call and inquired if it was possible to get the parts without charge. Zipf was referred to the general sales manager who obviously had heard of Habitat for Humanity. This brief conversation resulted in the company donating a completely new roll-up door. Once again the truck is ready to pick up the communitys donations.

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Zipf stated his job as doing whatever is needed in the resale store. He is one of many volunteers who willingly give of their time in the store or constructing and renovating homes.