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Pa. church, Habitat for Humanity book sale benefits local charities

January 18, 2012
  • From left, Mark Story, executive director of Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County, Pa., receives a check for $2,150 from Scott Valentine, book sale chairman from Trinity Lutheran Church in Greencastle, Pa.
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Trinity Lutheran Church in Greencastle, Pa., and Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County, Pa., teamed up to run their sixth annual book sale in November 2011, which raised more than $4,300 for local charities.

Habitat received half of the proceeds and the remaining funds were distributed to The Lunch Place, Waynesboro Human Services, Women in Need, Greencastle-Antrim Food Basket and the McConnellsburg Food Basket. 

“These are the kind of results we see when our communities work together,” said Mark Story, Habitat’s director. “Books for the sale were donated from all over Franklin County, and we feel that the proceeds from the sale should also be distributed all over the county.” 

Habitat volunteers completed two homes in 2011 — one in Shippensburg, Pa., and the other in Mercersburg, Pa. Two rehab projects in the borough of Chambersburg, Pa., are in the works for this year. 

Volunteers are already planning the seventh annual benefit book sale to take place in November 2012. For more information on Habitat For Humanity, call Mark Story at 717-267-1899 or visit www.yourlocalhabitat.com.

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