An affililate of
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity-Lima Area Inc seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by working in partnership with people who blend their time, talent and gifts to build simple, decent housing with families in need so all are encouraged to be what God intended. ----Mission Statement, Habitat for Humanity, Lima Area, Inc.
To find us... Click here for a map to 550 W. Elm St., Lima
Volunteers are the backbone of any Habitat for Humanity affiliate operations. Due to a heightened emphasis on safety by our insurance carrier, all volunteers are now required take and pass several on-line quizzes on a variety of safety concerns.
Volunteers intrested in working on construction sites should click on the blue "Volunteer Safety" tab to left. ReStore volunteers should click on the green "Volunteer Safety" tab to the right. These tabs will take you as a prospective volunteer to the safety page and further directions to complete the training.
Here's the latest news happenings in our Habitat affiliate. Click on the headline to be taken to the story.
Jim Lewis was named by the Habitat for Humanity-Lima Area, Inc. Board of Directors in their November 12 meeting to be the manager of its ReStore. He assumes leadership of the ReStore following the resignation of of Karen Wagner who moved out of state.
Jim joined the ReStore staff in June of 2011 when the ReStore was still located on E. Wayne St. as asssitant manager. In that capacity he had a hand in the restoration of the 550 E. Elm St. building as well has helping with the move into the renovated space. Thus he knows well the space the ReStore now occupies.
Prior to his employment in the ReStore he worked in home construction as owner of a firm that had as its original mission the renovation and restoration of houses in south central Lima, a ministry that grew out of his church's ministry in that part of town. His awareness of the issues relarted to home renovation will be a strong asset as he works with customers coming to the ReStore. During the past year he assisted in the construction of Habitat houses thus keeping sharp his construction skills.
His strong Christian faith includes a sense of ministering to the whole person and their needs which includes identification with Habitat's broader mission of improved housing conditions for those in need. Through the ReStore he can carry this commitment to even more individuals and families in making needed materials available at reasonable prices for their projects and advises on how they might carry them out.
A group of friends and volunteers join Habitat for Humanity-Lima staff and Thomas Stanton and Melanie Martin, the affilate'snewest partner family on the corner of 10th and Washington Streets in Delphos on the slab previously constructed by Beining Construction Co. of Delphos on the first construction day in late July. Now a tradition of the Lima area affiilate the first day of the build begins with a special "Blessing the Build" ceremony invoking God's blessing on the project and on the home that one day will be built within the walls of the house.