June Recap
2 Partnership Houses Worked On
3 Affiliate Houses Worked On
4 Home Preservation Projects
26 Affiliate Build Days
13 Groups
28 Regular Volunteers
Over 270 Affiliate Volunteers
Over 2750 Affiliate Volunteer Hours
Don't forget to check below for the latest Volunteer News!
july 2017 newsletter

habitat fact of the month
The number of Americans commuting over 90 minutes to work has increased  23% since 2000. The biggest contributor - rising housing costs.
special events 
High Ropes for Habitat!

Registration is now open and already half full!! Don't miss your opportunity to rappel off a building in Schaumburg! Spots are available until filled.  Visit nfvrappel.org  for registration details!

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

habitat nfv everywhere photo contest
We are still accepting submissions. Send us photos in your Habitat NFV gear while traveling this summer! Check out all the details here! The winner be shared in September Newsletter!

home preservation projects
You may not know, but we work throughout the community on Home Preservation Projects alongside existing low-income families. In June, we hosted Zurich North America's Interns at three locations across Carpentersville, as well as working with Thrivent to paint a garage in Elgin! We are always recruiting volunteers for these projects. Check out VolunteerUp for the latest opportunities!

Volunteers help install a fence post in Carpentersville!

This team from Thrivent helped paint a Garage in Elgin!
core values
As we start a new fiscal year this July we want to restate our core values and why we continue to build!

Home ownership
We believe decent affordable housing is a fundamental component of families improving their lives.

  Partner Families
We sell homes to partner families of low to moderate income who demonstrate the ability to repay a mortgage and are willing to partner. 

  0% Financing
We finance home ownership with no-interest mortgages because it is the key to affordability.
Sweat Equity  
Every partner family is required to complete sweat equity.
We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain by creating strong communities in which all people have an affordable place to live.  
We are committed to home ownership by engaging all available resources, including volunteers.
We believe we can accomplish more through community partnerships.
We support the global community through our tithe to support Habitat's build projects around the world.
We operate with the highest integrity being non-discriminatory and in accordance with applicable laws.
We protect and safeguard mission funds, utilize them as directed by donors in a cost-conscious and effective manner.

We are looking forward to another year of partnering with you to build strength, stability and self reliance through shelter!
volunteer updates
Volunteer Opportunities

There is always a place to volunteer! Check VolunteerUp early and often for the latest opportunities. All tasks listed are only to give you an idea of what to expect and are subject to change, so check back for updates!

July Highlights

Home Preservation Project: Your Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact!! 
Saturday July 15- Location to be announced

Home Construction Opportunities
Wednesday July 5 - 655 Oak St Elgin
Friday July 7 - 655 Oak St Elgin
Saturday July 8 - 655 Oak St Elgin
Wednesday July 12 - 655 Oak St Elgin
Saturday July 15 - 421 S. 13th Ave St. Charles
Saturday July 22 - 793 Parkway Elgin
Saturday July 22 - 421 S. 13th Ave St. Charles

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.
July 2017 Groups
Ameriprise Financial
David Weekley Homes
DSP Insurance
Evans Scholar Alumni
Middleby Corporation
Motorola Solutions
Zurich North America
Top Volunteers

Thank you to each and every one volunteer who came out to work with us in June!! As a group, these 28 individuals put in over 800 hours of volunteer work this month!!
June Regulars
Richard Blauvelt 
Syd Bowcott 
Amy desens 
Mike Farmer 
Doug Fisher 
Jim Gisselquist 
Edwina Glasgow Muir 
Glenn Golbus 
Neil Hansen 
Patricia Hayden 
Susan Hutchins 
Greg Johnson 
Jeffrey Johnston 
Frank Kahoun 
Sara Kelly 
Ross Ludwig 
Paul Marschinke 
James McDermott 
Robert Pautsch 
Wayne Piper 
Bob Ruffatto 
Tom Steele 
Todd Tifft 
Chuck Vanourek 
Rick Werner 
Karl Zettlemoyer 
Richard Zoellick 
Top June Volunteers 
1. Bob Ruffatto 79
2. Ross Ludwig 67.5
2. Todd Tifft 67.5
3. Jim Gisselquest 64
4. Amy Desens 60
5. Pat Hayden 55
6. Tom Steele 43
7. Neil Hansen 37.5
8. Bob Pautsch 36
9. Paul Marshinke 33

Top Volunteers YTD
1. Amy Desens 349
2. Greg Johnson 336
3. Todd Tifft 302
4. Pat Hayden 227.5
5. Bob Ruffatto 230.5
6. Neil Hansen 225
7. Pat Walsh 210
8. Tom Steele 200
9. Bob Pautsch 197.5
10. Wayne Piper 165

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