Music, food and fun will fuel what leaders hope will be the most successful to date. The fourth annual salute to military service will be held Saturday (May 13) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Northshore Harbor Center near Slidell, and will raise money for the third Slidell Veteran’s Build.
The long-standing president and chief executive officer of the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, Debbie Crouch, will be turning over her position to Rene Arcemont in a few months. Crouch plans to retire in September. In the meantime, the two are working together as part of the transition.
The East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity organization may be losing a strong, committed leader with the announcement that Executive Director Debbie Crouch will retire in five months. But the Habitat Board of Directors couldn’t have done better in finding a replacement in naming active community man Rene Arcemont to take over the job. As Crouch said, “I couldn’t be happier with the choice of Rene to take over here. He has such a good heart and he knows Habitat so well.”
Women leaders from throughout the North Shore recently pitched in to make a Habitat for Humanity dream a reality. The East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, coordinated in Slidell by Kendra Maness, was held May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
Glenda Drennan and her team of “Rowdy Rosies” for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build team recently hosted a fundraiser of grandeur at the home of Ronnie and Sylvia Reine. The event raised money for a home they will build.