He's been leading them for years to help eliminate poverty housing by building homes and providing education.
For his tireless work, Habitat for Humanity's Alvin Phillips is named the fourth ‘Cornerstone of our Community.’
It's the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation's 50th anniversary year.
The foundation received a $10,000 gift from Superior Toyota, making it possible for them to choose 10 individuals or organizations to be recognized as cornerstones.
“It's amazing to be recognized for something you love doing so much and that is working with people,” Phillips says. “I got a thank you or a congratulations from one of our homeowners this morning and my response was ‘the great part of this is thanks to people like you.’”
Phillips say Habitat has so many great homeowners, so many great volunteers and their staff is wonderful.
He says being chosen to be a cornerstone really makes this more meaningful to know that it's because they all work together to get things done.