Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity

Mark Knox

Mark Knox pic
Mark Knox pic

Thank you, Mark, for your dedication to Fox Valley Habitat.

Mark Knox began serving on the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity board of directors in 2016, but his involvement with Habitat began the year before. Mark and his wife were invited by one of Mark’s colleagues to participate in a build event in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer of 2015. He explained that they spent the day installing roof shingles in the summer heat, but the heat did not stop them. They worked until the last minute they could, rushed to the airport, cleaned off in a restroom sink, and boarded the plane back to Illinois. After this event, Mark was inspired by the quality of workmanship, excitement of the volunteers, and how appreciative the families were in Georgia, that he decided to get involved back home. Mark soon became a member of the board of directors for the Fox Valley affiliate in 2016.

Mark has been a very active member of the board, as he truly takes interest in the development of the affiliate and the families within the program. Mark explains, “I realize that I have been very blessed in my own life and know first-hand how important it is to have a place to call home, raise a family, and develop lasting memories. Being involved with a Habitat build always brings a different experience and every home dedication always touches my heart.” Mark goes on to explain that he believes it is very important for anyone to volunteer with their community, and that it is important to give back to those who do not have the same luxuries as oneself. Mark describes, “Being involved with Habitat allows me the opportunity to give back to my community with my time, resources, and talents. Being on the board has also allowed me to work with many talented people who share my passion and spirit to make a difference in other’s lives.”

 Thank you for your dedication to Fox Valley Habitat, Mark.

 

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