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Local Habitat Hero Remembered



South County Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Life of Dedicated Volunteer


CHARLESTOWN, RI — For over a decade Kevin Donohue, previously a resident of South Kingstown, volunteered over 3,590 hours with the non-profit affordable housing organization, South County Habitat for Humanity.


“Kevin wore many hats, and hard-hats, within the organization. Locally, he helped build 11 Habitat for Humanity homes, participated in several deconstruction projects, served on various committees and the Board of Directors, and volunteered at our ReStore donation center and retail outlet. Kevin found a special place within the University of Rhode Island (URI) Habitat for Humanity student chapter where he was a site supervisor for the student volunteers. He gained fulfilment when volunteers mastered a new skill at the build site, and was present for every single URI student chapter meeting, on-campus event, and every Saturday build day.” stated Alicia Johnson, South County Habitat, Director of Housing and Partnerships.


In May of 2020, Kevin passed away, leaving impactful memories to the hundreds of volunteers he worked with. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-person events in 2020, the family decided to wait until this Fall to hold a ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony in memory of Kevin.


“Habitat for Humanity exists because of the generosity of community members like Kevin. We mourn the loss of this passionate and beloved volunteer. His presence will be greatly missed.” Stated Colin Penney, South County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director.


About South County Habitat for Humanity

South County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes, by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more general information, call 401-213-6711, or go to our website at www.southcountyhabitat.org.

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