Jakl Joins Staff of Habitat
Amanda Jakl has been named special events and communications coordinator at Habitat for Humanity for Moore County, Elizabeth Cox, executive director, announced.
Jakl will have the responsibility of coordinating and creating events for both Moore and Richmond counties, handling public relations and marketing, and promoting education about Habitat within the community.
"I'm very excited to be part of the Habitat team," Jakl said. "I look forward to all the challenges the position brings and am honored to work for such a worthy organization."
Jakl is formerly from Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota and earned a degree in American, Italian and communications studies. Jakl brings a diverse background to the position, having lived in Italy for three years and held a previous position with the national radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," with Garri-son Keillor. While with the well-known radio show, Jakl had a wide variety of responsibilities, from publication layout to photography to merchandise.
Habitat for Humanity of Moore County was founded in 1988 by an interdenominational group concerned about substandard housing, and it exists to serve residents of Moore and Richmond counties living at 60 percent or less of median income who need suitable housing.
Habitat also provides 20- or 25-year mortgages for the families at zero interest. Its services are available to people of all races and faiths, as well as to people who profess no religious faith. Since 1988, this affiliate has built 152 homes.
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