Church Relations Committee
The Church Relations Committee shall be responsible to cultivate interest in and support for the work of Habitat for Humanity in the Lima area churches. Such support is sought in the following ways: (a) prayers for the board of directors, staff, volunteers, and partners; (b) growing awareness of housing related issues and needs in our community; (c) providing volunteers for Habitat projects; and, (d) financial support for the work of Habitat for Humanity.
Bill Croft, Board Representative
David Gratz, Chair
Bruce Wells, Secretary
Construction and Site Selection Committee
The Construction and Site Selection Committee shall be responsible for exploring the area or areas of the community in which the projects of the corporation shall be developed, investigating and researching the availability and suitability of sites and recommending property to the Board of Directors for acquisition. The Construction and Site Selection Committee shall also be responsible, in collaboration with the construction supervisor, for the maintenance of Habitat owned sites prior to construction; managing projects from site preparation to occupancy; procurement and storage of construction materials; overseeing work site activities; determining building specifications with the selected homeowner applicant; and, determining project schedules, budgets, and manpower requirements.
Bill Croft, Chair & Board Representative
Kimberly Ruscio, Secretary
Family Services and Selection Committee
The Family Services and Selection Committee shall be responsible for drafting the selection criteria and application forms; screening and interviewing applicants; and, recommending qualified applicants to the Board of Directors for approval as prospective homeowners. The committee will provide continuing support for approved applicants to become responsible homeowners including education pertaining to home ownership and maintenance; and, managing enforcement of mortgage policies.
Emily Hedrick, Secretary
Andrew Kantonen, File Review Leader & Board Representative
Sarah Troyer, Home Visit Leader
Natasha Wright, Chair & Board Representative
Finance & Development / Fundraising Committee
The Finance and Development/Fundraising Committee shall be responsible to and work closely with the Board Finance Committee regarding fund-raising campaigns, grant proposal writing, special fund-raising events, and the cultivation of current major donors and recruitment of new donors. This committee will help emphasize and promote the importance of Christian stewardship in the servicing of donors and supporters, as well as give input and guidance to the financial concerns of the affiliate.
Jason May, Chair
Francis Oruma, Board Representative
Garry Tabler, Secretary
Publicity & Public Relations Committee
The Publicity and Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for educating and informing the public regarding the mission and purposes of Habitat for Humanity, the need for better and more affordable housing in certain areas, and the steps being taken to meet this need. The tasks to be coordinated by this committee shall include public speaking, communicating with the news media, and providing information to volunteers and the general community.
Josh Smith, Chair & Board Representative
Lauren Watson, Secretary
ReStore and Development Committee
The ReStore Support and Development Committee shall be responsible to identify and develop opportunities for ReStore growth including expanding donations; community awareness; creative retailing; and; promotional events. The ReStore and Development Committee shall work closely with the Publicity and Public Relations Committee on ReStore promotional activities.
Jessica Baughman, Board Representative
Stan Bauman, Chair & Board Representative
Mary Jennings, Secretary
These are volunteers who often give 30-40 hours a week of volunteer time.