Habitat for Humanity of Orange County SOV 21

Published: April 1, 2021

Honoree’s Name: Alberto “Santiago” Silva 

Award Category: Work

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Since joining our volunteer team last July, Santiago has shared his extraordinary talents with nearly all of our departments, contributing above and beyond any of our expectations.
As quickly as Santiago began volunteering, he became the “go-to” guy for assistance throughout the agency. His positive and helpful attitude, and skills in everything from accounting to construction has made him an invaluable part of the team.

21 thoughts on “Habitat for Humanity of Orange County SOV 21

  1. We love you, Elder Silva! Thank you so much for all you do to help Habitat OC. Your selfless contributions definitely help provide affordable home ownership to OC families!

  2. Santiago you are a gem to work with! I admire the way you apply a servants heart in all that you do for Habitat for Humanity OC, whether it’s answering calls, serving coffee to volunteers, or hammering nails at the construction site.

  3. Elder Silva, you’ve been a true blessing to the organization! You put your heart into everything you do and we appreciate it endlessly. You’ve been a huge help to me and to many other departments and I appreciate your willingness to go above and beyond and even help your fellow volunteers. We’re so lucky to have you. I hope you enjoy this well deserved award. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you’ve done for Habitat OC!

  4. Elder Silva, Thank you for your tireless assistance and willingness to help wherever and whenever needed! Your pleasant, calm demeanor in the front office has been a true blessing to Habitat OC and we are thankful for you!

  5. Thank you for continuing to volunteer with Habitat OC, Elder Silva! Your dedication is truly appreciated by the staff and our families. Congratulations on this well deserved award!

  6. Elder Silva! You’re awesome and this recognition is well deserved. You have shown your commitment to serving others anytime, anywhere and anyone! We are proud of you. You represent you family, the great Newport Beach Service Mission and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so well. Thank you!

  7. Congratulations to Elder Silva! He has been lifting and serving organizations he has been involved with, from school to church to friends to other, for many years. I am not surprised to see that he continues to serve with distinction. He brings honor to his family, church, and organizations he serves.

  8. Santiago, we are forever grateful for your time and hard work at Habitat. Your extraordinary work has helped us drive our mission to build affordable homes for our community. You sit in our front desk with so much honor. You bless and welcome everyone with a joyful smile. Congratulations and thank you!

  9. Elder Silva-what a blessing it has been to see you at the front desk amd throughout the building. You bring enthusiasm and energy at a time when it’s most needed. Even with a mask on, one can tell you are smiling. Congratulations!!

  10. Santiago! Thanks for your hard work out on the site. We appreciate your dedication and drive. It’s always a delight to have your positive attitude out here.

  11. Elder Silva, so exited for a well deserve recognition. You are an amazing help to our Finance team, we love having you in the office and we are grateful to have you as part of our Habitat team. Thank you for continuous support and your time at Habitat for Humanity.

  12. Thank you Elder Silva for you dedicated service to Habitat and your genuine passion to help others every day with a smile.

  13. Elder Silva thank you so much for all your help here at Habitat OC. I so look forward to your smiling face and wonderful personality!!! Thank you for all your time and hard work!!! This award is well deserved and I am so happy for you.

  14. Elder Silva, how lucky are we that you have chosen serve with Habitat OC. I love coming into the office and seeing you at the front desk. Even with your mask, your smile shines through. Always so happy and pleasant answering our phones. I am equally grateful for the time and energy you commit to the build sites. Your work ethic and willingness to perform any task needed (including the less glamorous digging trenches) is done happily and with great precision. Thank you, Santiago, for being such a great part of our family. You are truly making a difference in your community.

  15. Elder Silva! Thank you for all your hard work onsite. You truly uplift everyone with your enthusiasm and dedication!

  16. Elder Silva, THANK YOU for setting the bar. Always committed and serving with grace and love. Thank you for being an inspirations to all those around you. You truly make a difference in our lives with your example and dedication.

  17. Elder Silva – Congratulations on doing such a commendable job serving the people of Orange County through Habitat for Humanity. It’s clear that your wonderful personality and smiling face uplift people each and every day! Thank you for serving so well!!

  18. Elder Silva, Congratulations on this well deserved honor! Everything I have heard about your service and read on this page is 100% consistent with everything I know about you. You have blessed many lives by your service and positive attitude. Thank you for your service to Habitat for Humanity and the other charitable organizations you have served as a service missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am grateful to be your friend and brother.

  19. Congratulations Elder Silva! Like many know, this is not a surprise. You have a heart of gold and are always lifting others around you up. So very proud of you, we’ll deserved.

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