Habitat for Humanity receives donation

Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana received $25,000 from Frank and Kathie Cordaro who owns Today’s Reality in Ruston.

This donation will be used to fund Ruston’s newest Habitat for Humanity home this year.

The home that will be built in the Cordaro’s name will be constructed in the same location Frank and Kathie first lived when they came to Ruston in 1970. 

Kathy Gardner, executive director, stated, “We are so very fortunate and extremely grateful to have received this gracious gift from the Cordaros. Because of this donation, we will be able to build in Ruston this year. What an impact this will make for a family in need and what an amazing story that the house will be built on the exact same location of where the Cordaros had their very humble beginning in Ruston.  

“God’s timing is always perfect and these funds are right on time. Our area of the state that we serve is in dire need of good, safe and affordable housing which is crucial to our families and neighborhoods here in north Louisiana.”

Frank Codaro said he and his family wanted to give back to the community in a meaningful way.

“We both have been impressed with how Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of many families,” he said. We thought that our initial contribution and our plans to help complete the construction of a Habitat Home would be a practical way to help since most of our financial success has been derived from my real estate career. This is also my way of thanking God, my parents and all who have helped me along the way.  I am the fifth of 11 children, miraculously we all are in good health. This home will help a family live in better conditions than we were able to.

“Until I was 13, 9 boys lived in a 2 bed, 1 bath home without amenities. We had lot of love and good upbringing. Looking back, we were blessed by the way we were raised. Hopefully this and future contributions in the name of Joseph B. and Lucille Cordaro will show my love and appreciation for their sacrifices.”