Florence Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity runs on the power of volunteers working together! The smooth working of twelve committees and the Board makes it possible to accomplish the goal of affordable housing in Florence. We have twelve committees, each with a clearly defined function. Here are a few committee reports:
Has met twice with Architect, Paul Jensen, and made suggestions that have been incorporated into the Keener Place designs that Paul is preparing for the City Planning Department to review.
After the Hobin house dedication this committee decided to take a break and reconvene in August to get ready for Building on Faith Week.
Planning to start the application process this August with final selections to be made in October or November.
Artist Event (Trey Chic): The funds raised at this function on May 23rd will be dedicated to Keener Place construction. This was an elegant event, which succeeded in adding over $5,000 to our construction funds. BeachWalk: Sept. 14, 2013, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - starting at the North Jetty and progressing along the beach to Driftwood Shores Hotel,(where the sandcastle contest, the music by Robin Devour Trio and the Community Chorus of Florence, and Refreshments/ Beverages by Driftwood Shores will be available to all walkers). Shuttle Service from Driftwood Shores back to the North Jetty is available, courtesy of Regina Castleman.
This committee is pursuing new grants to support our Keener Place construction, which we hope to begin in the late Fall. Keeping the Meyer Memorial Trust informed of our Keener Place progress is also being handled.
Jack Armer, new Board member and ReStore manager, together with Dan McDivitt, are making a great success of ReStore. The sale of building materials and other household items goes on 9:00 to 5:00 Wednesday through Saturday and donations are always welcome at our facility at 2016 Highway 101. ReStore has expanded to three storage units! Business is brisk!
Public Relations & Newsletter (Blueprint)
Gayle Montgomery has taken over PR responsibility. You will see his BeachWalk articles and other news items in the Siuslaw News and other publications. Linda Stent continues to ably create, edit and publish our quarterly Blueprint newsletter. You can see the latest Blueprint on this website.
Family Partnership & Family Support
These committees have held two joint meetings to consider the scope of their respective activities and the methods they might employ to be of maximum assistance to Habitat families. At present, a block party at the Laurelwood Community Center is being planned for August 1st so that the committees, the families and volunteers can meet and discuss this new program. Blueprint will have home maintenance schedules in each issue.
Pat Reynolds continues to contact new volunteers and line them up for duties.
Currently awaiting marching orders.
Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Annual recognition dinner to be scheduled in January 2014. Watch our website for date and time.