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Queens Build in Motion
“Will we ever see a Habitat for Humanity house being built in Queens” is a
common question amongst many people to-day. The answer is “Yes!” Finally,
after much work by the South Shore chapter members and Queens Build
Committee, finally started to work towards the June 2009 build in
Liverpool and hope to have it completed by August 2009.
How does Habitat for Humanity work?
Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations
of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple,
decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat for
Humanity houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with
affordable, no-interest mortgages. The homeowners' monthly mortgage
payments go into a revolving fund, which is used to build more houses.
Habitat for Humanity is not a give-away program. In addition to mortgage
payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labour,
called "sweat equity", into the building of their house and the houses of others.
Sponsors and volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat for Humanity.
They cannot organize a build until they have enough funds and/or donated
building material to build a home - around $60,000. They need major sponsors to come on board and be part of the Habitat experience to
complete the build in 2009. Sponsorship is a wonderful way for Companies and Organizations on the South Shore to improve lives of a family in need.
Donors receive numerous public relations opportunities, including on-site
signage, recognition in Habitat's newsletters, annual report and website, on-site construction days for employees or members, and participation in Habitat's dedication ceremony.
If you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Tim White -
twhite@exitns.com
Volunteers are always needed. If you are interested in being a volunteer contact
Pat Patterson -
patpat@eastlink.ca    
Or you can email
habitatqueensbuild@gmail.com
Cash contributions can be sent to our office address below.
P.O. Box 586
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
What is the Next Step?
Looking for board members for permanent chairperson or two to co-chair the group. Also required is a volunteer co-ordinator, a build supervisor and a project co-ordinator.
Contact
habitatqueensbuild@gmail.com
The selection process to find a suitable family is in progress for the Queens
build.
Fundraising and promotion.
Also looking for a co-ordinator of local student participation in the build and
possibly a woman’s build group.
How to Apply for a Habitat Home
Public information meetings have been held to inform prospective home
applicants about how to apply to become a Habitat home owner. It was already known that the need for decent low-cost housing was great on the South Shore.
Application forms will be made available at these meetings, however you may
also get them through the family selection chair - Ann Langille 354-7331.
Application forms can also be obtained at
www.habitatsouthshore.ca or email habitatqueensbuild@gmail.com.
Habitat for Humanity - South Shore Chapter - Queens Build
P.O. Box 586
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
Acting chair (vice chair): Peter Fountain at 354-5988
To Volunteer: Pat Patterson -
patpat@eastlink.ca
Email:
habitatqueensbuild@gmail.com
Web Address:
www.habitatsouthshore.ca
The current South Shore chapter - Queens Build committee:
Robert Boudreau - chair-South Shore chapter
Peter Fountain - vice chair (Acting Chair) - build, family selection
Bobbi Jo Goulden - recording officer - build, family selection, fundraising
John Wiles - chair public relations
Patrice Gibson - public relations, gmail manager, build
Ann Langille - chair family selection, volunteer coordinator, fundraising,
build
Tim White - chair fundraising - volunteer co-ordinator, build
Pat Patterson - database manager - build, volunteer, office, fundraiser
Phillip Mulle - build, publicity, family selection
Ann Cunningham - build , family selection
Chris Mansfield - build, volunteer, fundraising, faith relations, build
Donald J Lawton - faith relations, family selection
Eddy Greek - home builds
John Leefe - build, faith relations
Lauren F.W. McKeil - build, faith relations
Linda Belo - home builds, fundraiser, office
Jacquie Morris & Delta Embree - graphics
Peggy M. Tremblett - build, office, fundraiser
Susan Mansfield - build, volunteer
Vicki Conrad - build, family selection, PR, fundraising
Mary & Demitrious Apressos - members at large
Pamela Dent - member at large
Make a Donation to the Queens County Build: Habitat for Humanity is
able to fulfill its mission of eliminating poverty housing when individuals,
companies and places of worship partner with us for this cause.
Donations of time, money and resources are meeting the need: one house and one family at a time.

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