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Habitat for Humanity Announces the TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR DRAW DOWN WINNER

Hattiesburg, MS – Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity held its third annual Ten Thousand Dollar Draw Down at its second annual Habitat Festival August 22, 2015 from 10:00 am-10:00 pm at the Walthall Center in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg.

Sondra S. Doss of Hattiesburg was the $10,000.00 winner!

(L to R in photo: Mike Pascarella, HAHfH Executive Director and Construction Manager, Mr. & Mrs. Doss, Laura Goodwin-Wright, HAHfH Finance, Resource Development & Communications Manager, and Laine Burnett, HAHfH Family Services, Volunteer Services and Fundraising Manager)

Mrs. Doss is retired and is enjoying traveling with her husband. She really thought it was a prank when she was notified that she had won. “I’ve never won anything big like this before!” Mrs. Doss stated. We are sure Mrs. Doss will enjoy a few more travels with her winnings.

For a full list of all winners, visit and click on the Events tab.

Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity would like to thank all our supports for their assistance in making this event a success. Special thanks are extended to Our Sponsors: The MS Band of Choctaw Indians -Pearl River Resort (Bok Houma Casino), Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, Fairchild Management Company (The Mark Apartments), Willmut Gas, Ashley Home Store, Coca Cola, Keg & Barrel, Southern Beverage, Stokes Distribution, Hattiesburg Cycles, Honda Sports Center, Red Line Riders MC, DIVA Timing, and Lagniappe Eye Care; Our Vendors: Off the Bone Mobile Bar-b-que, Court Street United Methodist Young Adults, and Friends of Habitat; Our Volunteers: Dale McVeay, Dismas Charities, Lucinda Pascarella, Jamie LeJuene, Mark Hammons, Mikey Pascarella, Brandy Overstreet, William Carey University Students; and Our Habitat Partner Families: Geneal Washam and M'Khennzie Rankin.

We look forward to working with them all again next year!

About Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity

Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization committed to assisting families in need by providing the life-changing opportunity of having simple, decent affordable housing in partnership with a team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff guided by Christian values. Since 1990, our ministry has provided a hand-up, not a hand-out to 70 families in the Hattiesburg community. Habitat volunteers build and repair houses in partnership with low-income families. Upon completion, the families repay the cost of services through ZERO interest loans and at no profit to Hattiesburg Area Habitat. For more information about how to get involved, visit or call the Habitat office at 601-582-4663.



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