DOF Brought the Clarkins Home

success-stories-clarkins-ribbon-cuttingIn March 2012 DOF President and CEO Charlie Hammerman joined Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Habitat for Humanity, local officials and volunteers in a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the Clarkins back into their newly renovated home. The Mineola family home, which had fallen into severe disrepair, was deemed uninhabitable by the state and the seven siblings who still lived there, all with mild developmental disabilities, feared they would lose their independence and be split up into group homes. The DOF teamed with Nassau County’s Habitat for Humanity and reconstruction began in May of 2011.

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