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Community Crusader – March
Volunteer, Rebuilding Together
Hal Gustafson, the owner of a construction company, father of four children, and an active community member, is also very active with Rebuilding Together in Genesco, Illinois. An unfailing volunteer, Hal comes early, stays late, plans ahead and returns for numerous weekends of work to ensure the project is completed — and always with a smile.
In the past five years Hal has served a vital role in the completion of three of the organization’s largest projects, including serving as house captain for 2009 Heroes at Home. The day before one build, Hal stood on a roof directing the delivery of trusses for the next day. Before he left that night, a quarter of the truss work had already been completed.
Previous years have seen him hauling wallboard to re-insulate and re-plaster a home for an elderly widow and hammering siding to a small home as part of a renovation. He served as house captain on several projects but is just as willing to work under another volunteer if that's what it takes to get the job done.
The strength of Rebuilding Together comes from people like Hal Gustafson, who gives his time and skills over and over to benefit his community.