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.
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.
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.
Andrew Kantonen, File Review Coordinator & Board Representative
Sarah Troyer, Home Visit Coordinator
Alison Van Gorder, Secretary
Natasha Wright, Chair & Board Representative
Publicity & Fundraising Committee
The Publicity and Fundraising Committee will be responsible for educating and informing the public regarding the mission and purposes of Habitat for Humanity, along with developing fundraising campaigns and events, grant proposal writing, cultivating current major donors and recruiting new donors. This committee will emphasize public speaking opportunities, communicating with the news media, providing information to the community about Habitat events, as well as promoting the importance of Christian stewardship in the servicing of donors and supporters.
Debbie McGuire, Board Representation
Olga Rode, Chair
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.
Stan Bauman, Chair & Board Representative
Mary Jennings, Secretary
Jessica Stewart, Board Representative
These are volunteers who often give 30-40 hours a week of volunteer time.