WESTMINSTER, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--An Orange County family received keys today to their brand new home built through a partnership between the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and Habitat for Humanity of Orange County in honor of the late Episcopal priest Reverend Canon Gordon B. Yeaton, Jr.
“By contributing to this important and gratifying partnership, we are bestowing not only homes, but hope in the lives of people who have overcome adversity”
Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, with Episcopal Diocese Bishop J. Jon Bruno, helped present the keys and the mortgage contract to the Martinez-Moran family. Since 2007, the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation has granted $600,000 to Habitat for Humanity, including $100,000 for the construction of Gordon’s House to honor Rev. Yeaton, board member of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County who died in 2007.
Dr. Nicholas attended the event to praise the Diocese and Habitat for their contribution to families and to honor the Martinez-Moran family for their ability to overcome hardships.
“By contributing to this important and gratifying partnership, we are bestowing not only homes, but hope in the lives of people who have overcome adversity,” said Dr. Nicholas, the Broadcom Corporation co-founder who established the foundation in 2006. “This project aligns with our Foundation’s goals of improving communities and individual lives and I want to thank the Episcopal Church and Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for allowing us to be a part of it.”
Dr. Nicholas has been actively involved with the construction of Gordon’s House since its inception. In July 2009, Dr. Nicholas presented a $100,000 check to Habitat during a wall-raising ceremony at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the General Convention of the Episcopal Church was being held. Two walls of the home were framed out as part of the ceremony, which were later moved to the current Westminster site.
In addition to Gordon’s House in Westminster, funds from the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation are helping build 27 homes in San Juan Capistrano, CA as part of the Habitat for Heroes and Foundations for Families neighborhood to benefit disabled veterans and surviving families of military members who have given their lives in service.
“We are grateful for the generous support of the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation,” said Sharon Ellis, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. “Their financial contributions and many hours of volunteer service made it possible for the Diaz and Martinez-Moran families to purchase these homes so they could move forward to improve their lives and their lives of their children.”
About the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation
The Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation was established in 2006 with the goal of improving communities and individual lives through investment in Education, Youth Sports, Technology, Science, Medical Research, Victim’s Rights and National Defense. The Foundation was created by Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, III, co-founder of Irvine, Calif.-based Broadcom Corporation. For more information on the Foundation visit http://www.htnfoundation.org/
About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, headquartered in Santa Ana, is dedicated to ending substandard housing and building strong communities in Orange County. Habitat uses non-government donations of funding, materials, professional services and volunteer labor to build simple, decent homes which are sold to qualified low income families for a 1% down payment, closing costs, and a long-term mortgage.
About the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and Congregations in Orange County
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles unites some 70,000 Episcopalians in 147 neighborhood congregations, some 40 schools and 20 other specialized service institutions located in six Southern California counties. With 22 congregations in Orange County, the Diocese is historically one of the five most populous and culturally diverse of the Episcopal Church’s 110 dioceses located in 16 nations and territories.