July Recap
2 Partnership Houses Worked On
3 Affiliate Houses Worked On
1 Home Preservation Projects
24 Affiliate Build Days
13 Groups
25 Regular Volunteers
Over 200 Affiliate Volunteers
Over 1800 Affiliate Volunteer Hours
Don't forget to check below for the latest Volunteer News to see where you can help!
august 2017 newsletter

habitat fact of the month
90 percent of Habitat Homeowners surveyed in 44 US cities said they would not have owned a home without partnering with Habitat.  
volunteer needs
Volunteer Opportunities

There is always a place to volunteer! Check VolunteerUp early and often for the latest opportunities. Bring a friend or family member along with you! All volunteers must be 16 or older. Those 16 and 17 need to volunteer alongside a parent. All tasks listed are only to give you an idea of what to expect and are subject to change, so check back for updates!

August Highlights

Home Construction Opportunities
Saturday August 5- 480 Hickory Elgin - Demo and Framing
655 Oak St Elgin - Drywall

Friday August 11 - 480 Hickory Elgin - Demo and Framing

Saturday August 12 - 480 Hickory Elgin - Demo and Framing
421 S. 13th Ave St. Charles - Interior finish work

Saturday August 19 - 655 Oak St. Elgin

Wednesday August 23- 793 Parkway Elgin

Saturday August 26 - 16 Evergreen Carpentersville - Demo

Wednesday August 30- 655 Oak St. Elgin

If you would like to plan a group build day in the future, please contact Jenny Ackerman, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, at  jenny.ackerman@habitatnfv.orgCorporate groups please contact Bill Klaves, Associate Director, at bill.klaves@habitatnfv.org.
special events 
High Ropes for Habitat is Happening Saturday September 30th!!

Registration is open until full!! Don't miss your opportunity to rappel off a building in Schaumburg!  Visit nfvrappel.org  for registration details!

Questions: Contact Kim McIver at kim.mciver@habitatnfv.org or  847-836-1432!

Want to help with two feet on the ground? We need volunteers to make this event a success! Contact Jenny Ackerman for details how you can help  jenny.ackerman@habitatnfv.org or 847-836-1432

partner families
Partner Family Build

A key part of Habitat's mission is partnering with families throughout the construction process and beyond. Our Partner Families are invested in the process by completing sweat equity hours before purchasing their home. We are hosting our first ever Partner Family Build this month to welcome back families who have already purchased their homes!

Neighborhood Support

This past month a neighbor stopped by our Oak St site with muffins his wife had baked for volunteers. The couple has been observing the construction process and wanted to recognize the hard work an dedication of the volunteers and future homeowner throughout the construction process. Habitat is always striving to make a difference within the community. 

home preservation program
Do you know someone in need?

Habitat's mission extends beyond home construction to help those in our community in need . Do you know a homeowner on a fixed income who is struggling to maintain safe living conditions? Do they need help addressing issues that present
life, safety or health issues? Have they received a code violation and and cannot fix the problem? Our Critical Home Repair program may be able to help. Basic program guidelines include:
  • The home must be owner-occupied 
  •  Household income at or below 60% of HUD median guidelines
  •  Property taxes paid in full
  • A fair cash value of less than $200,000
  • Not in danger of foclosure
  • Current homeowners insurance
  • The home cannot be sold in the next 24 months

For more information or an application for this program contact Kim Gran, Home Preservation Coordinator at 847-836-1432 or kim.gran@habitatnfv.org


Volunteers rebuild a deck in Elgin!

The rebuilt deck will allow John to be able to use his front door safely. 
warehouse space needed

ReStore Elgin is in need of approximately 10,000 square feet of warehouse space. Free would be ideal- we are a non-profit- but a deep discount would also be great. Location flexible (but prefer northern Cook County). A semi-trailer might work too! 

Have a Lead? Contact Deanna Davies our ReStore Director at 847-742-9905x31 or deanna.davies@habitatnfv.org.

volunteer recognition
July 2017 Groups
Academy Mortgage
Encompass Insurance
Hubbell Lighting
Zeman Homes
Zurich and SwissRe
Top Volunteers

Thank you to each and every one volunteer who came out to work with us in July!! As a group, these 25 individuals put in over 690 hours of volunteer work this month!!
July Regulars
Richard Blauvelt 
Syd Bowcott  
Mike Farmer 
Jim Gisselquist 
Glenn Golbus 
Neil Hansen 
Patricia Hayden 
Susan Hutchins 
Greg Johnson 
Frank Kahoun 
Sara Kelly 
Ross Ludwig 
Paul Marschinke 
James McDermott 
Robert Mollis 
Kris Niederecker 
Robert Pautsch 
Jerry Rice 
Bob Ruffatto 
Ashley Spindler 
Tom Steele 
Todd Tifft 
Chuck Vanourek 
Richard Zoellick 

Top June Volunteers 
1. Bob Ruffatto 64.5
2. Greg Johnson 60
3. Todd Tifft 52.5
4. Pat Hayden 49.5
5. Ross Ludwig 45
6. Jim Gisselquist 30
6. Neil Hansen 30
6. Paul Marschinke 30
6. Tom Steele 30
7. Jim McDermott 28.5
7.Robert Pautsch 28.5

Top Volunteers YTD
1. Greg Johnson 396
2. Todd Tifft 354.5
3. Amy Desens 349
4. Pat Hayden 327
5. Bob Ruffatto 295
6. Neil Hansen 255
7. Tom Steele 228
8. Bob Pautsch 218.5
9. Pat Walsh 210
10. Chuch Vanoreck 184.5

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