Archive for June, 2012

Another great week – thanks to the Gourgouris Family!


From left to right: Dr. Elia Gourgouris, his wife Sona (the movie producer), and their two sons Nicholas and Dimitrius take time out from the construction work for a photo with Chauncey Long Crow. The Gourgouris family, from Superior Colorado took some family vacation time to volunteer on the Habitat build to help Dacotah Tipis move the home closer to completion on our 20th Anniversary year.

Left: Codi and Conrad Medicine Crow and their sons Craig and Jacob host Chauncey Long Crow and the Gourgouris family on their new front porch. Center: Dimitri and his mother Sona cut the drain hole in the bathroom floor so they can install the toilet flange and set the toilet for future volunteers. Right: Elia and Jim go over some insulating tactics and materials with Dimitri.

Left: Nic & Dimitri hangin’ with Chauncey. Center: Dimitri cleans up some Dow foam after insulating walls. Elia getting busy finishing the primer on the exterior. Painting is weather sensitive, and Sona and Elia were very faithful to paint on the nice days!

A special thanks to NAHA and Dow Chemical Corporation for donating insulation products for the Medicine Crow build!

Left: Jim puts the young and strong Gourgouris on the “HOLE-HOG” to get some drain pipe holes bored in the walls and floor to start the plumbing.  Center: Nic makes the final connection to the exterior dryer vent to complete the shower fan and dryer vent tasks. Right: Chauncey keeping it fun by adding humor, culture and history to the Volunteer’s days. “Thanks Chauncey for being a big part of our experience”,  Sona Gourgouris

Hi everybody!  It’s Jim.
“If you would like to join me and so many other wonderful volunteer guests we’ll be hosting this year, contact me or log on to our volunteer page for applications, forms, and the Habitat Volunteer safety course. Celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2012, Dacotah Tipis has their pedal to the metal finishing the Medicine Crow family home so we can get them moved in and start framing walls on the home next door that is ready to go! Don’t wait…summer is going quickly. Get in on the fun and experience Crow Creek for yourself.”

James J. Huntley
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity
Dacotah Tipis
P.O. Box 487
Fort Thompson, SD 57339
605-245-2450 Office/Fax
605-680-0402 Cel!/dacotahtipis.habitatforhumanity

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