Congressman Mike Thompson Visits Napa Home
On Thursday, Congressman Mike Thompson paid a visit to help work on the first Habitat for Humanity home being built in Napa County. Thompson was joined by his District Representative Maira Ayala, as well as staff representatives, board members, and local volunteers from Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity (SNHfH).
Thompson and Ayala were given hard hats and t-shirts and assigned a project by construction managers Jamie Calderwood and Joe Grunditz. Thompson used a table saw to cut siding and climbed the scaffolding to install it on the second story of the home. Future homeowners Roberto Hernandez and Viviana Trejo also took Thompson on a tour of their soon-to-be home, and shared with the congressman how excited their children are to have a place of their own where they can finally have a pet dog.
Thompson presented SNHfH board members Craig Paterson and Jack Batchelor with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. At the end of the work day, Executive Director Andrew Killeen of SNHfH asked Thompson to sign a 2’x4’ stud, a tradition for all VIPs who visit the work site.
“So proud of the work that staff and volunteers are doing at Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity in Napa,” said Thompson in a Facebook post. “They will be completing their first home soon!”