Lennis Perkins of Wilmington was recently honored as Ohio Habitat for Humanity Volunteer of the Year. Perkins is a dedicated board member and volunteer of the Clinton County Habitat for Humanity.
He has served in many capacities with the local organization.
“He’s what we call an energizer bunny,” said Cecilia Krusling, another HFH volunteer, who nominated Perkins for the state award. He has served lunch to volunteers, raised funds, and is the current vice president of the local group.
Perkins has ensured the sustainability of Habitat with golf scrambles and a fundraising letter campaign.
He celebrated his 85th birthday at the 2017 Habitat golf outing. Golfers honored his day with a piece of Perkins’ cake.
Perkins believes in the Habitat credo that having a decent and affordable home is important to Clinton County families. Perkins is a retired real estate agent.