Daily Point of Light # 2949 May 25, 2005

Daily Point of Light Award for
Older Americans Month – May 2005

Robert Hemminger is one of the winners of a special judging of the Daily Point of Light Award being honored this May during Older Americans Month. Recognizing the contributions of older Americans, these awards celebrate 50+ volunteers who are making a difference by giving of their time, talent and experience to meet the critical needs of their communities.

Learn more about 50+ Volunteering.

Robert Hemminger is known as “Mr. Habitat” at the Firelands Habitat for Humanity Chapter. He has been with the affiliate since it’s inception in 1990. At 86 years old, he still outworks most of the other volunteers and volunteers at least two days per week.

His work, belief and love for Habitat for Humanity inspires both the staff and all who volunteer with him. He deeply cares for the families served by Habitat and is viewed as grandfather figure by many of them. He helps the families in many ways, talking to them, offering guidance when needed and much more. When the Firelands chapter needs a truck or backhoe or other large equipment, Bob is there with the needed equipment. When the chapter needed a location to build it’s workshop, Bob stepped forward and offered a corner of his farm. The workshop was built and Bob is frequently there helping out as needed.