Big donation hits home [March 17]

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Big donation hits home [March 17]

Director of the Charlottesville branch of Habitat for Humanity, Overton McGehee, must by flying high after area philanthropist Hunter Smith gave $1 million to the orginization.

It’s a good Monday to be Overton McGehee, director of the Charlottesville branch of Habitat for Humanity: A $1 million donation from area philanthropist Hunter Smith, the largest in the group’s 15-year history, became public this weekend. McGehee told WCAV that the gift will support matching funds for six houses at Habitat’s Nunley Street project, plus the transformation of two trailer parks, Sunrise and Southwood—all three being examples of Habitat’s strategy toward mixed-income development.

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