Honoree 2014 – Adelle Yeaton

Congrats to Adelle Yeaton for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Yeaton_AdelleName:  Adelle Yeaton

Nominating Organization:  Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Honoree Category:  Human & Community

Why Nominated:  Adelle Yeaton has been an active contributor and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for over 25 years.

In 2010, she joined 500 people from around the world and traveled with a team from Orange County to build homes in Nepal – on the side of a mountain!
She was hooked!  Upon her return, she went through the training to become a team leader.  In that capacity she has lead teams to Cambodia, Mongolia and to Nicaragua – 4 times.  Her enthusiasm and energy are an inspiration to us all.

Coordinating the details of getting people to these far-off lands takes hours to bring together.  Not only is there recruiting to be done, there is the training for the teams as they prepare for the trips, making sure all travel arrangements have been made, working with the receiving country and making sure that everyone has a positive, safe and rewarding experience.

Whether we are building with bamboo, Styrofoam/cement blocks, sun-dried bricks or cinder block, Adelle is always ready to learn a new skill and then make sure others are successful at the task they have been assigned.

In addition to building around the world, Adelle has brought that enthusiasm back to Orange County.  As a member of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, she has inspired that congregation to become active participants in the Habitat for Humanity of Orange County efforts.  She coordinates information nights and build days to encourage engagement at the local level.

Adelle is also an active ambassador for Habitat OC, encouraging others to be involved in the work of building affordable housing here and around the world.

We thank Adelle for her continued support of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and our mission!

Please write a note of congratulations below!


8 thoughts on “Honoree 2014 – Adelle Yeaton

  1. Congratulations Adele! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Habitat OC Team and Family. Thank you for all you do to keep our Global Village program alive. We would be lost without out.

  2. Adele, my congratulations for this honor. Very well deserved! You have done an outstanding job coordinating our Global Village activities over the years. Your work is very much appreciated.

  3. Adelle, you are simply the best. Your hard work is only part of the story. Your ability to build bridges and to imagine solutions is a profound gift. I loved getting the chance to see you in the field in Nicaragua and I can’t wait to go again! I’m so pleased that you are receiving this award; knowing you, the best reward for you is a job well done, and the smiles of the families who are moving into new homes. Many blessings to you and many thanks TO you for your dedication and passion.

  4. Congratulations, Adelle! It’s been a pleasure having you as a part of our Habitat family! Thank you for everything you do and all the lives you inspire!

  5. Dearest Adele,
    Congratulations and well deserved. It is always a joy to spend time with you, especially on a GV build. You make it possible for so many of us to join in the HFH effort – and you do so with so much grace, patience and love. You bless all of us who volunteer and all of the clients whose lives are touched and changed.

  6. Adelle,
    Congratulations!! You are such an integral part of Habitat OC! We are truly blessed to have you a part of our affiliate, but more importantly our lives! Your light is shinning brightly!

  7. Adelle,

    Congratulations on this award! Going to Nicaragua and seeing first hand how hard you work, how dedicated you are, and how much you enjoying doing what you do, I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award than YOU! You are truly an inspiration to ALL! Thank you for being the amazing woman you are.


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