A new Habitat for Humanity home will be built in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the name of the late Andy Angelo ’78, editor of the Grand Rapids Press. Construction will begin in July and complete in November, requiring an estimated 45 volunteer days to make “The House That Andy Built”.
Roosevelt Park was an important neighborhood to Andy and his wife, Mary. The house is down the street from the Cooks Arts Center, to which Andy and Mary devoted their fundraising and administrative talents. They also worked on behalf of a bilingual lending library.
Many gifts have been received toward the $125,000 required to begin construction. More are needed.
Andy died in 2012 from a respiratory ailment. He spent 26 years in news positions, working for the Associated Press and newspapers throughout Michigan and Illinois. Andy served as a board member and president of Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities.
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County seeks to identify corporations, schools, or churches who would be willing to field a team of volunteers; find building and landscaping supplies; donate, prepare and deliver food to feed the volunteers; or host a fundraiser and donate the proceeds. If you would like to sign up for volunteer opportunities, contact Mary Angelo or Joni Jessup.
Everyone is invited to follow the progress of Andy’s house.