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Our Golden Hammer Crew in Lookout Santa Cruz


Our very own loyal fraternity of veteran builders, known as the Golden Hammer Crew, were featured in a spectacular article by Wallace Baine in Lookout Santa Cruz. Excerpt is below, and read the full article here.


"The fellowship of the Golden Hammers consists of roughly a dozen volunteers who among them have helped build more than 50 houses throughout Santa Cruz County. Largely because of their advanced age, they aren’t the fastest or strongest construction crew in the county. But like a stalwart jazz combo, their longstanding partnership has allowed them to work together intimately and efficiently.


On the day I visited the Golden Hammers, another Habitat homeowner was on the grounds. Kali Campbell is a former engineer and is now a math teacher at Santa Cruz High School. She, her 8-year-old daughter, and her mother will soon move into an adjoining duplex, partially built by the Hammers.


'There is no way I could stay in Santa Cruz if it weren’t for Habitat,' she said. 'I’d like this to be a home I can be in forever.'


Symbolically, that “forever” will begin in July, when her new home will be the latest Habitat for Humanity home dedication."


Save the date for the home dedications of Kali's family and the Reyes-Silva family, taking place Saturday, July 17th at 11am. Livestreaming on Facebook Live. We hope to see you there!

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