Nassau Habitat for Humanity (NHFH) has announced that this year’s inaugural Al Pertuz Impact Award for outstanding service recipient is Ed Stanley, a 23-year Habitat veteran.
The award, established by the Nassau Habitat Board of Directors, honors its former Board Chair Al Pertuz for his long-term commitment and dedication after responding selflessly to fill the void left because of sudden changes in leadership. The impact award will continue annually.
Before relocating to Nassau County, Mr. Stanley served with Habitat affiliates in Anniston, Alabama, Durban, South Africa, and Jacksonville, Florida. He first stepped onto an NHFH worksite during the construction of home number seven. The current home to be completed will be the affiliate’s home number 51. He has served on both the Nassau Habitat for Humanity board and its community outreach committee.
Currently, Mr. Stanley serves as the spiritual leader on the job site; safety advisor, having been Habitat for Humanity safety-certified at the state level; head keeper of the tool shed; and support lead from Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Board Chair Barnes Moore said, “Nassau Habitat for Humanity expresses its gratitude to Mr. Stanley’s commitment and dedication to the mission of building family strength, stability, and self-reliance through home ownership.”