Gettysburg Attorney Thanked for More Than 25 Years of Service
Adams County Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors wishes to recognize and thank attorney Gary E. Hartman for more than 25 years of service to the non-profit organization. Hartman, of Gettysburg-based law firm Hartman & Yannetti, joined the board shortly after its organization in 1988 and announced recently that he is stepping down from the volunteer role.
“I look back on the 25 years with very high job satisfaction,” Hartman said. “This project has been overwhelmingly satisfying and I’m pleased to have been a part of it. The homeowners we’ve worked with are genuinely excited and emotional, which gives you a warm and positive feeling.”
“One of Habitat’s main goals is to sell real estate to families who otherwise would never expect to own a home,” Hartman explained. “It’s genuinely rewarding to help people own a home and realize this goal.”
Since its inception, Adams County Habitat has provided 32 homes to low-income families deserving of home ownership. Hartman recalls, “After a recent settlement, I received a sincere note from the homeowner… it was something that made me tear up.”
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I congratulate and thank Gary for his many years of selfless dedication and expert guidance provided to Adams County Habitat,” said Board President C.L. “Pete” Ricker. “Gary’s expertise helped low-income Adams County families become first-time homeowners, as he prepared essential documents such as leases, deeds and mortgages. We owe Gary an incredible debt of gratitude.”
Adams County Habitat for Humanity welcomes applicants for home ownership, volunteers, corporate and individual donations, and in-kind donations of goods and services for home construction.
The mission of Adams County Habitat for Humanity is: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The organization’s vision is: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.