Rotary Club of Alpharetta Participates in Habitat for Humanity Project
Members of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta participated in a Habitat building project on Saturday, Feb. 9. Some of the Rotary family members joined in to help in the effort at the site, which is located just across the border of Cherokee County.
The Dorcemon/Forestal family have been chosen by Habitat as recipients of this home and also worked on the project. Jean Dorcemon immigrated from Haiti to the United States in 2004 and became a proud U.S. citizen a few years later. He returned to Haiti in 2009 to marry Paulone Forestal, but in 2010 a devastating earthquake destroyed their homeland. Paulone was able to obtain permanent resident status and join Jean to live in the United States.
Jean has been employed by Wal-Mart for the last seven years. After the birth of their son, Paulone returned to school. Jean enjoys playing soccer and is looking forward to having a yard in which to teach their son, Syesken, his favorite sport. Paulone and Jean know that having a place to call their own will provide stability and many opportunities for them. They are extremely grateful for being accepted by Habitat and feel humbled to have been chosen when so many others are also in need.
“This is the third year the Rotary Club of Alpharetta has participated in a Habitat build. It is so rewarding to assist with a project which will help provide a brighter future for hard-working families,” said Bill Weeks, President of Rotary Club of Alpharetta.
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community. We are committed to making our community, both locally and worldwide, a better place for all of us to live. Visit www.clubrunner.ca/alpharetta for more information.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the official destination marketing organization for the city of Alpharetta, promoting tourism and attracting visitors to all 23 of Alpharetta’s upscale and modern hotels. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information.