Ground Broken on 16th Habitat Home

Ground Broken on 16th Habitat Home
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Representatives from Newport News Shipbuilding and local government, elected officials and the community broke ground on the 16th house shipyard volunteers will build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg since 2002. The new home build in the southeast community of Newport News will be dedicated to Everett H. Jordan Jr., the former director of The Apprentice School, and Ron Nelson, a longtime Habitat construction supervisor. From left to right: Josh Jordan, son of Everett Jordan Jr.; Cynthia Jordan, wife of Everett Jordan Jr.; Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott; Jeremy Jordan, son of Everett Jordan Jr.; Newport News Councilwoman Saundra N. Cherry; Ray Bagley, vice president of trades, Newport News Shipbuilding; Newport News City Vice Mayor Tina L. Vick; Karen Wilds, executive director of Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Krista Nelson, daughter of Ron Nelson; and Cathy McQuade, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg Board President. Photo by John Whalen/HII