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Celebrating Phil Burford

Phil BurfordIt is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Philip Burford, one of our employees at the Lincolnton ReStore, passed away recently, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his brother, his mom, her pastor and his wife. Phil had been with Habitat since March of 2014, our second longest tenured employee.

In July of 2014, Phil was one of our staff of six.  Every day Phil came to work, he would go through the office and say good morning to everyone, and he ALWAYS came into the Executive Director’s office and shook his hand, and thanked him. When asked him why he said thank you every morning, he said "I thank you because I get to work for Habitat."

Phil was a very special person, and he will be missed. He touched many lives and Phil was one of the "good" guys!