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The Veterans News Hour, 28/06/2021

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Guests, Crista Ray and Greg Simpson, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

The Veterans News Hour with David C Cory and Richard Hurley

Guests, Crista Ray and Greg Simpson, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

Guest, Crista Ray of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

Guest Name
Crista Ray of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Guest Occupation
Young Adult Engagement Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity
Guest Biography

Crista Ray

Crista is the Young Adult Engagement Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, where she oversees and manages the AmeriCorps program at the organization. Crista’s career with Habitat Charlotte and passion for AmeriCorps began when she served two terms with Habitat AmeriCorps as a Resource Development VISTA member and Construction Crew Leader. Crista’s previous positions also include roles with Habitat Charlotte’s Family Services team and with the local branch of the American Red Cross. Crista is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Guest, Greg Simpson of Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Program

Guest Name
Greg Simpson of Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Program
Guest Occupation
AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader with Habitat for Humanity
Guest Biography

Greg Simpson

Greg is an AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader with Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region. Prior to his AmeriCorps service, Greg served in the United States Navy as an electrician onboard the USS Ronald Reagan and was part of three deployments in four years. During his time in the Navy, Greg volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Singapore and in Thailand, which helped him to develop a strong desire to help the community and a caring spirit towards others around the world. Greg received his degree in aeronautics after leaving the military in 2012 and later became an airline and commercial helicopter pilot. Not finding the fulfillment he desired, Greg left the aviation industry in pursuit of a more meaningful career, which ultimately led him to an opportunity with Habitat Charlotte in April 2020 as an AmeriCorps member. Greg is currently wrapping up his first term as a Construction Crew Leader and is preparing to begin his second term.