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 - email@example.com Volunteers are always needed. If you are interested in being a volunteer contact Pat Patterson - firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.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.