B/CS Habitat for Humanity hosted the 10th annual Community Builders Breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 19. The annual fundraiser was attended by nearly 500 people and raised much needed operational funds.

Dr. L.A. Love offers the invocation.

Dr. L.A. Love offers the invocation.

The highlights of the program were the emcee and speakers. The emcee, Dr. L.A. Love, grew up in a Habitat home in Bryan and has been tremendously successful. He is now Assistant Director for Athletic Academic and Support Services at Texas Tech University. (Read more about L.A.)

Joining L.A. was another man who grew up in a Habitat home in Bryan. Justin Smith is now an assistant principal at Bryan High School. He believes his Habitat home helped plant the seed that made him into the man he is today.  And now he is devoted to planting seeds in others through his work as a teacher, coach and administrator.  Read the transcript of Justin’s speech here.

A future Habitat homeowner also addressed the audience. Kabrina Tucker has cerebal palsey and has been in a wheelchair her entire life. But she refuses to let her disability define her life. She spoke of how God has a plan for her life and how she loves to make others happy. While the wheelchair does not hold her back, it does make it hard to find a place to live. She is thrilled to start building her Habitat home in March, a home that will be completely wheelchair accessible.  Read her short but powerful speech here.

The success of the Community Builders Breakfast was due in large part to our generous sponsors. Stylecraft Builders, a longtime Habitat partner, offered a $40,000 matching grant on all donations made at the breakfast. University Title, another longtime Habitat partner, donated $10,000 to underwrite the cost of the event.  And RDM donated the audio/video services at the breakfast. Habitat is extremely grateful for these sponsors help and support!