Lawrence Habitat hires new director

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity announces the hiring of Grace Hoyt as director of development, responsible for helping to streamline the agency’s efforts to raise money, boost community awareness and increase volunteer activity.

She also will support building programs and work on behalf of Habitat ReStore, which supports such programs by selling new and used building materials, furniture and appliances.

Hoyt, a Kansas University graduate, has worked previously with Samaritan’s Purse, an international nonprofit agency, and Jewish Vocational Service, which provides refugee-resettlement services in Kansas City, Mo.

Habitat has built 68 homes in Lawrence since 1989. The projects accommodate more than 150 adults and children with help of more than 3,000 volunteers.

For more information about Habitat, visit or call 832-0777.