FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JONESBORO, GA [January 30, 2017] — Dave Huddleston, Channel 2 Action News Anchor, will serve as the host for the “Golden Hammer Awards,” taking place at Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Golden Hammer Awards is an annual, semi-formal benefit gala recognizing individuals and organizations that support revitalization and growth in the South Metro Atlanta area through volunteerism and philanthropy with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity will be honoring those who have provided exceptional support to their mission of helping low-income families with first-time homeownership and home repair services who are in need of a hand-up, not a handout. The awards ceremony will include a dinner, an open bar provided for VIP guests, an awards ceremony, stories from Habitat homeowners, a screening of a short film about Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, and a silent auction. The proceeds from the ceremony will serve the goal of building homes, communities, and hope in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette County. Proceeds raised from the evening’s silent auction will specifically fund Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s youth program, giving all children the chance to have a fun and educational summer, no matter their families’ income level.
Dave Huddleston came to Channel 2 Action News as a reporter/anchor in January 2012. He joined WSB-TV after criss-crossing the country. Raised in Tacoma, Wash., Dave has won numerous awards including the 2011 Emmy for Best Anchor in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey.
“We are grateful to Dave for joining us and agreeing to host our event,” says Kem Kimbrough, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. “We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary and over 330 families impacted. The Golden Hammer Awards is our way of inviting the community to celebrate the families we have served in the South Atlanta area and the individuals that have helped make it all possible. We can’t wait to serve this community for 30 more years, and to impact even more families. We hope you will join us for an unforgettable night.”
To purchase tickets, please visit www.schabitat.org/goldenhammer
About Dave Huddleston
Dave Huddleston came to Channel 2 Action News as a reporter/anchor in January 2012. He comes to WSB-TV after criss-crossing the country. Raised in Tacoma, Wash., Dave has won numerous awards including the 2011 Emmy for Best Anchor in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey.
He and a team of reporters won a George Foster Peabody award for a series of stories on mentoring. In 2008, he won another national award, the National Association of Black Journalist’s Salute to Excellence Award for a report on Temple Hospital’s from the Cradle to the Grave Program.
Dave started his career in Seattle, Washington as a production assistant on Evening Magazine. He then moved to the Midwest and in front of the camera in Madison, Wis. He got the call to join WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minn. after the news director spotted him on TV in Madison.
Philadelphia, Pa., and the FOX owned and operated station was the next stop where Dave was the primary co-anchor for the FOX 29 10 o’clock news. He joined the CBS station, KYW in Philadelphia and helped launched Eyewitness News at 10 on the CW Philly and the Emmy award winning Brotherly Love Report, a series of stories of average citizens doing great things through volunteer activities.
Dave has sat on numerous local and national boards including the National Marrow Donor Program, Washington State University’s Foundation, and was an executive board member for the Penn-Jersey Red Cross and executive board member for the Philadelphia Gift of Life Organization.
About Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity (SCHFH) helps low-income families find opportunity, stability and improve their quality of life. SCHFH builds stronger families and neighborhoods by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive and affordable homes, to repair existing homes, and to address community needs through comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. SCHFH also launched a youth program in 2016, providing safe, educational, and fun learning spring break and summer camp opportunities for kids ages 10 and up. To date, SCHFH has impacted over 330 families in South Metro Atlanta. For more information on how to get involved or how to qualify for a Habitat home, visit schabitat.org.