Habitat ReStore Receives $20K Grant

The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant towards the Habitat ReStore Relocation “Capital Fund.”

Judy Thompson, the Foundation’s Executive Director, presented the check to ReStore Manager Sharon McGill, to assist in the current efforts to relocate the Habitat ReStore to a “new” 17,000 square foot facility.  “The VWK Foundation is pleased to support this effort.  It is one of the largest awards the Foundation has made to an organization outside of Montgomery County,” said Thompson.

Link to full article:   http://dailycall.com/news/news/153365027/Habitat-for-Humanity-receives-$20k-grant

Sharon McGill / Judy Thompson

Sharon McGill / Judy Thompson


Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking

Please join us on Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 PM for the Habitat Build groundbreaking …  for Yvette Cooper an her family.

Details and site location can be found on the Events Calendar under the News & Events tab of our website.

We look to see you there!

 


Habitat Board Appoints 3

Habitat for Humanity of Miami & Shelby Counties, OH (HFHMSCO) is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members … Dr. Reece Nickol, Mr. John Schweser and Mr. Seth Heckaman.

Please join HFHMSCO in welcoming these three new board members who bring extensive experience and expertise to our Board.

Reece Nickol

Reece Nickol

Dr. Reece Nickol is a native of Ohio and is currently a resident of Piqua.  Married with four children and three grandchildren, Dr. Nickol received his education, post-graduate and medical school training in the Cincinnati-Dayton area, and retired from Miami County Surgeons/Upper Valley Professional Corporation in 2013.  In addition to his full time career, he has actively  volunteered in the community with such organizations as Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Habitat for Humanity; The Lehman High School Foundation Board, and recently was Chairman, Board of Directors of Upper Valley Medical Center.  He brings over fifteen years of dedicated volunteerism to the HFHMSCO board.

 

John Schweser

John Schweser

Mr. John Schweser has lived in Troy for the past 27 years; is married and has three grown children. His career path is in Management with Meijer stores, and he also brings a wealth of active community volunteerism to the board.  Mr. Schweser is a Troy Soccer Parent member; past Secretary and current Treasurer for the Martin Luther King Team; past member of the board of the Troy Historical Society and currently in his fourth term on the Troy City Council, 3rd Ward.  Also, the Troy Strawberry Festival has had the benefit of Mr. Schweser’s leadership abilities.

 

Seth Heckaman

Seth Heckaman

Mr. Seth Heckaman serves as Sales Manager for Isaiah Industries, a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium, residential building products. He holds a BA in Organizational Management from Bluffton University, has volunteered with his local church and started a nonprofit to help raise awareness of human trafficking in the Miami Valley.  Seth currently resides in Piqua with his wife and child.

 

“Serving on the board of a thriving non-profit like HFHMSCO requires dedication, time and a commitment to improving our community” said, Matthew Mottice, Board President.  “We are currently looking for additional board members that have a connection with Shelby County. Now that Shelby County is part of the affiliate’s geographic service area (GSA), we want a good balance of board members representing the entire GSA.”

 

 





Habitat Expands its Service Area

Last fall the Board of Trustees for Habitat for Humanity of Miami County, OH (HFHMCO) approved to incorporate the assets of the dissolving Habitat affiliate in Shelby County.

Last December the mortgage service for five Shelby County Partner Families was completed, as was the title transfer for five vacant lots.  Currently we are processing the expansion of the Geographical Service Area (GSA) to include Shelby County.

Over the past months we have initiated the “relationship building” with the Shelby County Commissioners, City of Sidney, Sidney Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Regional Planning Commission, The Community Foundation of Shelby County, Shelby County Continuum of Care, and other nonprofit agencies and local businesses.  We invite other Shelby County organizations; businesses and nonprofit agencies to contact us to explore future relationships.

Sidney Daily News Article Link:  Shelby County Habitat for Humanity folds

 


Meet the HFHMCO New Board Members (2 of 3): Jim McGarry

Jim2Did you know that all three of our new board members also volunteer in other committees within our affiliate?  In fact, they are all chairmen.  Bart Denlinger is with our Construction Committee, Jim McGarry with Property Acquisition, and Matthew Mottice with Family Services.  This week, meet Jim McGarry:

Jim McGarry is a University of Dayton Civil Engineering graduate.  In 2012, after 22 years as the Miami County Sanitary Engineer, he retired.   Jim is a member of the Troy Planning Commission, Troy Optimists, Troy Elks, Tipp STEAM Boosters, and a graduate of Leadership Troy.

Like all of our board members, Jim is very involved in the community and has helped with the Troy Strawberry Festival, Troy Basketball Parents Association, St. Patrick’s parish, and St Teresa’s parish.  In addition to Habitat, he is active in Troy Community Works, WACO Historical Airpark, Troy Main Street, Piqua Main Street, Lehman Science Fair, and several local businesses.

Jim is married to his wife Linda, a retired librarian from Troy Schools, and has lived in Troy since 1974.  They have two children, Christie and Patrick.

Next time meet Matthew Mottice.

Have a question for HFHMCO? Want to get involved? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a homeowner?

Give us a call at (937) 332-3763, leave a comment below, or take a moment to submit a contact form.

 


Holiday Shopping Made Easy!

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Hello Friends!

The holidays are just around the corner.  Did you know that Habitat for Humanity offers gift cards for purchase year-round, to your favorite restaurants and retailers?  With over 65 vendors to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Ordering is now easier than ever!  Use our simple form to plan your purchases.  Then, email: info@hfhmco.org, fax: (937) 332-3763, or mail: 150 E. Race Street, Troy, OH 45373 your order form to Habitat.  Choose to pick up your order at the Habitat office or have your gift cards mailed to your address.

Remember to purchase gift cards through Habitat year-round for those special occasions, birthdays, and “just-because” treats!  When you purchase gift cards through Habitat for Humanity, you are giving twice!  Support your local Habitat with your gift card purchase today!

Also, this year, we are working hard to sell more gift cards than EVER before!  When you purchase gift cards through Habitat, the restaurants and retailers give a percentage of their proceeds directly to Habitat.  That money can add up to help people in our community!  Help us exceed our goal!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,

Habitat for Humanity of Miami County

PS. Please share this GREAT program with your friends and family!

For more information, go here.  Have a question?  Shoot us an email.


Habitat Annual Meeting Recap

Habitat for Humanity of Miami County (HFHMCO) recently held its annual meeting at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center.  A wonderful time was had by all!  We had much to celebrate that evening, including the phenomenal progress we’ve made over the last year within the community.

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual meeting.  Many thanks to Brick House Cafe & Catering for the scrumptious meal, Brittney’s Cakes for the delightful dessert, and to the HFHMCO staff for the event planning and beautiful decor.

Enjoy taking a look at the recap, and watch for our upcoming posts where we’ll take a closer look at our new Board Members and Volunteers of the Year.

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The annual meeting began with an introduction and warm welcome.  A motion was made for the approval of minutes and the treasurer’s report, followed by a blessing from Reverend Carl Asher.

The board recognized Ralph CraigCarl AsherKaren Eliason, and Sam Brown for their dedicated service over the years.  Bart DenlingerJim McGarry, and Matthew Mottice were nominated and voted as members of HFHMCO’s board of trustees.

Ray Brown and Sandy Fisher were announced as Volunteers of the Year, and Nancy Anderson was named Honorary Volunteer of the Year.  We would like to offer our sincere thanks to each of them for showing a remarkable personal commitment, and for substantially impacting the organization.

Next, the “State of the Affiliate” address was given by HFHMCO Executive Director, William Horstman.  The “Plan – Execute – Grow” strategy was discussed and the mechanisms by which to rebuild, optimize, and expand the affiliate were defined.

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A great presentation, with impressive statistics, was given by our Executive Director.  The numbers are fantastic and ever increasing with the help of our awesome staff and superb volunteers!  Take a look and be amazed:

Hab3Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 6.37.39 PMWant to know why we build?  That is the most important thing, after-all:

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Thank you for checking out the recap of our annual meeting!  We are excited about making a difference in our community, and we can’t wait to see you out there having fun and working hard with us!  Remember to keep an eye out for our upcoming posts so you can get to know the HFHMCO’s Board Members and Volunteers of the Year.

Have a question for HFHMCO?  Want to get involved?  Maybe you’re interested in becoming a homeowner?

Give us a call at (937) 332-3763, leave a comment below, or take a moment to submit a contact form.