A Life Remembered
7:35 am
Mon September 1, 2014

A Life Remembered: Don Dickinson, Helped Create Homes for 75 Needy Families

Don Dickinson is credited with leading the team that built 75 homes on the Cape for working families.
Don Dickinson is credited with leading the team that built 75 homes on the Cape for working families.
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Before the tool belts were strapped on or the first nail was pounded, Don Dickinson was looking over plans, writing proposals and talking to people. He was doing the groundwork.

"He was just dedicated to the idea that people should be able to afford a decent place to live if they were working folks," said Warren Brody, a Mashpee-based attorney, and Dickinson's friend. Brody also volunteers at Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.

"I think he had a fundamental and very deep sense of fairness," he said, "and (Don) felt that it was so unfair that people on the Cape could work hard and not be able to afford a decent place to live. And he felt that very personally and felt he needed to do something about it."

This is an excerpt from the Life Remembered story about Don Dickinson. To hear the full story, click the LISTEN button above.