April 2013

April 6, 2013

Radke House Is Dedicated After a long wait the Radke home finally has a family.  Our partners for this home are Eric Atencio and Gabrielle Maito and their children Eric, Jr. And Monique.  This home, the 161st for GAHH, was sponsored by the Radke Family Foundation in loving memory of their daughter Patrice Ann and John David Holland.  This was the third home the Radke Foundation has sponsored for GAHH. GAHH.  Because their home is in Washington state it was impractical for them to attend the dedication.

Radke Home Ready for Dedication

Radke Home Ready for Dedication

 

Rob Livingston Dedication

 

Gabrielle and Eric Express Their Thanks to Sponsors and Volunteers

Gabrielle and Eric Express Their Thanks to Sponsors and Volunteers

 

Executive Director Judy Lucero Shares Radke Family Greetings

Executive Director Judy Lucero Shares Radke Family Greetings

 

Eric, Gabrielle and Monique Listen After Presentation of the Quilt and Hammer

Eric, Gabrielle and Monique Listen After Presentation of the Quilt and Hammer

The New Mexico Quilter’s Association provides each family with a special quilt at the time of dedication.  The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque also provides the family with age appropriate books for the children though their Literacy Project.

SWAT Leader Bob Riden Discusses the Build Process Before Presenting the Traditional Hammer

SWAT Leader Bob Riden Discusses the Build Process Before Presenting the Traditional Hammer

 

Dave Ericson, Long Time Volunteer Offers the House Blessing

Dave Ericson, Long Time Volunteer Offers the House Blessing

Of course no dedication ceremony would be complete without a cutting of the ceremonial ribbon.  The ribbon is secured between the porch post so all can see and be involved.  Note the bookcase and books in the background.

Bob Riden Shares the Magic Moment with Eric and Gabrielle

Bob Reiden Shares the Magic Moment with Eric and Gabrielle