How To Help
This is a list of various activities required to keep the affiliate
working. Please consider how you could help and volunteer with us. For
additional information contact:
Office (may get the answer machine); 315-986-9915 Email: Office@HfHWC.com
The family selection committee is responsible for reviewing
applications of potential home owners. For each selection period, they
interview the applicants. Based on findings the committee makes a
recommendation concerning the appropriate candidates.
Family Partners work with selected families and new home owners to help
them adjust to their new home and the responsibilities of home
ownership. Family pratner provide guidance in areas as obligations
(taxes, mortgage, etc) or yard & home maintenance. Partnerships are
expected to be continued for at least one year but often become long
Every potential site must be examined for suitability. The organization
considers each site with respect to lot size (ample but not
extravagant), legal considerations, cost to build on, and potential
issues for a habitat family. Houses built by HfHWC must provide
suitable, affordable homes.
Over the years, the organization has conducted many different fund
raising events including walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, golf tournament, and
dinner auctions. New ideas and volunteers who are willing to help with
or organize events are always a need.
Our public relations sub-committee is responsible for producing our
newsletter and for press releases for important events. Typical events
are ground breaking, house dedication, and fund raising events.
Currently, this committee maintains site http://www.hfhwc.com/
A volunteer coordinator will help make sure we have appropriate
construction volunteers. This person will work with the construction
manager during a build.
Board of Directors:
The Wayne County HfH maintains an all volunteer, working board of
directors with a minimum of 13 members. In order to optimize the value
of contributions, our volunteers do not take payment for their service
even at the level of directors and officers. Typically, directors are
also members of the sub-committees which are responsible of many of the
tasks above. The Board operates according to rules and responsibilities
as defined in the Bylaws which include 4 elected officers (President,
Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer).
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