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Bar associations pitch in for Habitat

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Todd Cohen

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The bar associations in Forsyth County and Greensboro are helping to build homes for their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Greensboro Bar Association is building its 6thhouse for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.

Funded with $60,000 contributed by individual lawyers who are association members, the new house will be the first in new community of Habitat Greensboro homes.

Construction is scheduled to kick off Sept. 12, with four justices of the N.C. Supreme Court planning to participate, including Robert Edmunds Jr., Robin Hudson, Paul Newby and Sarah Parker, says , says Kathryn B. Whitaker, chair of the Triad Legal Marketing Association and communications and marketing coordinator at Greensboro law firm Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey and Leonard.

A majority of local district court judges are scheduled to take part in the construction project in October

In September, the Forsyth County Bar Association plans to build a House for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, says Clyde Cash, president of the association and an attorney at Wells Jenkins Lucas & Jenkins.

The house, supported with a $55,000 sponsorship by the bar association, is one of five houses Habitat will begin building September 2 as part of the Jimmy Johnson Labor of Love Build.

Habitat Forsyth also has named Brad Zabel, former executive vice president and group director at Winston-Salem communications firm Mullin, as director of resource development.

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