Establishment of Scholarship Fund Highlights Habitat Event

At the mortgage burning event, June Phillips, a former board member, was honored for her dedication and work with Habitat over the past twenty years.  She was surprised by two dozen of her family members who came to help announce the establishment of the June Phillips Scholarship Fund.  The fund has been set up in honor of June’s commitment and service to the organization.  Children of Habitat homeowners will be eligible for the scholarship.

Larry Berkman, president of Habitat, made the announcement as June’s family filled the room to congratulate her.  Dick Aide, leader of the Care-A-Vanner group, then presented June and Habitat with $2,800 that was donated by the volunteer builders to the scholarship fund.  June’s daughter, Dawn Houseal, then made a heartfelt speech, expressing the love and devotion June has shown for the organization, and its homeowners, over the years.

” Our mission statement is, ‘Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with God and with the support of a caring community, works to provide decent affordable housing to people in need’,” said Kelly Musselman, Habitat vice- president.  “Through the building of sixteen Habitat homes, June has shown compassion, and passion, for our community and our citizens.  She has touched so many lives and is both a friend and family to Habitat.”

Those wishing to make donations to the June Phillips Scholarship Fund may send checks to Habitat for Humanity  102 E. San Antonio St. Box 5, Fredericksburg Texas 78624.  Additionally, donations may be made online via PayPal at the following link:

For more information Habitat may be contacted at 990-8585, or visit