Sandra Willock, Chair of the Public Relations
Committee for the Habitat For Humanity Sudbury District, indicated
recently that the organization is now ready to build its second home and
is in need of volunteers for a number of responsibilities.
HFH is an
international, non-profit, ecumenical organization that raises money to
build homes for families in need of improved living conditions.
Houses are sold at no profit, with no-interest mortgages that are
re-paid over a 15 to 25 year period. The
house payments in turn provide money towards building other houses. The
HFH relies heavily on volunteers for administration and the building of
announced, "We plan to build a
home in Coniston this Spring, which will be the third home built by the
affiliate of the HFH."
family-selection committee invites applications from families, has public
meetings wherein the application and selection processes are outlined, and
then carefully and thoroughly screens each family-candidate.
|Sandra continued, "The
Ackerland family was recently selected by our Family Selection Committee
for a home to be built this Spring in Coniston.
Applications were invited through the Northern Life and the
area’s Northern and Sudbury Credit Unions. About
20 applications were submitted. The
5 Committee Members put in long hours to provide an initial public
orientation at the main Sudbury Library and thereafter reviewed all
applications, both independently,
and then in triages. Home visits were conducted. In the end, the Ackerland
family was deemed to be the only family that met all criteria
requirements. In addition to
those requirements, the family appears to be hard-working, forthcoming,
honest, sincere and quick to provide documentation.
Excellent references from employers, landlords, neighbours, etc.
were submitted, as well as copies of the family’s financials.
The four children are respectful and in extra-curricular
activities. The family’s
current home lacks heat, and has frost and mildew on the walls, to which
the daughter is allergic. The family members are fully in agreement
regarding sweat equity."
|HFH VOLUNTEER NEEDS
now, we have 10 good-quality buildings to strip and salvage re-saleable
materials, -- IF we can get enough volunteers to do the work,"
"The HFH builds homes, holds mortgages, conducts family selection and
does various forms of fund-raising. We
also wish to develop a student volunteer program as well as a campus
chapter that can research & determine which underdeveloped country to
support. Therefore, we need professional and retired people or students
from all walks of life."
The HFH has identified
three main priority volunteer needs at this time.
are needed now in projects to salvage quality building materials for
resale. You can strip donated buildings; drive workers to/from
sites; move, haul, categorize, price and stock materials on shelves;
or coordinate, schedule and track volunteers’ hours.
scheduling begins in March for volunteers willing to assist in this
Spring’s Coniston home construction.
You may wish to be a building crew member; be a “go-for”; track
hours; or coordinate, train, schedule workers; or drive workers to and
are required for fund-raising projects. Most
are social events, such as BBQ’s.
You can assist in the development of new fundraising ideas.
Be a “go-for” or drive others. People are needed to plan,
coordinate, schedule and conduct these events.
Types of Volunteer Positions:
- Lead Infrastructure planning
- Coordinate/schedule volunteers
- Train volunteers
- Salvage/move/stock materials
- Liaise media/build for family
- Develop youth initiatives
- Develop Orientation manuals
- Write Proposals for Infrastructure
- Make presentations
- Develop data bases
- Recruit/orientate volunteers
- Refine/Enhance existing website
- Organize media events
- Organize fundraising events
- Track volunteer hours/efforts
- Organize volunteer recognition
The Build 2005 Donor
City of Greater
Window & Door Manufacturing
Kent Trusses Limited
White Fish Portable Toilet &Waste Mg’t
Wm Day Construction
s General Contracting
Tesc Contracting Company
Alpha Floor System Inc.
Seamless Eaves Trough
Wamco Waterwork Northern Inc.
Elizabeth Fry Foundation
Thanks to the generosity of the above donators of
products and/or services & the many people who donated materials to
the ReStore, as well as the customers who purchased materials at the
Restore, the HFH is able to build a new home for the Ackerland Family.
Call Dan at (705) 669-0624”
if you would like to help the
Habitat for Humanity