** IMPORTANT IMFORMATION**
We are not currently accepting any volunteers accross all locations. In the light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 the safety of our staff and volunteers is paramount. Our ReStore location on Amherst street is currently closed to the public, we advise regular volunteers to stay at home.
Thank you for understanding – The team at Greater Nashua Habitat for Huamnity
Questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate & Team Build Days
Please read our 2019 Build Day Partnership Package to start planning your Team Build Day or contact email@example.com.
Thank You To Our 2017 Team Build Day Groups!
Target of Amherst Street
Anheuser-Busch – Master Builder Sponsor
Congregational Church of Hollis
New Hampshire Networkers – Women Build Sponsor
Valeo Radar – Women Build Sponsor
Lowe’s of Amherst – Women Build Sponsor
Team Lorrain – Women Build Sponsor
UPS – Master Builder Sponsor
Digital Federal Credit Union – Women Build Sponsor
Team Leading Ladies – Women Build Sponsor
Viking Roofing – Women Build Sponsor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Amherst
Medicus Healthcare Solutions
Rivier Habitat Chapter
Thank You To Our 2017 Lunch Sponsors!
Quiznos – Main Street
Subway – Main Street
Chipotle – Amherst Street
Kinsley House of Pizza
Firehouse Subs – Amherst Street
GFWC Hudson Community Club
Hollis Woman’s Club
Joining the Board of Directors or a Habitat Committee
Board of Directors
Our all-volunteer Board of Directors represents a variety of experience and talent. We always look for Board members to provide governance and direction. The Board meets monthly and some Board members are involved in sub-committees that may meet regularly as well.
Family Selection Committee
This committee manages the selection process of the families we partner with. It evaluates applicant families based on their need for adequate shelter, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat. In addition to evaluating the standard credit and financial information required of all home buyers, the team also conducts visits to the homes of applicant families.
Team members interface with designers, suppliers, engineers, city planners, subcontractors and individuals/organizations who play a role in the build. The team obtains permits; prepares construction schedules and materials lists; manages procurement of materials; interfaces with municipalities and regulatory officials; and oversees the work of subcontractors and volunteers.
This committee is also responsible for evaluating safety processes on the Habitat build sites, as well as any work that could present potential lead paint issues, or other similar issues. When necessary, this committee also tackles any safety issues that arise in warehouse and ReStore efforts.
Who makes a good Building Committee member? Anyone with experience or knowledge of site development or building homes – surveyors, architects, building supply people, or carpenters.
Land Acquisition & Site Selection Committee
This team identifies potential sites for construction and checks with city offices for availability of utility hook-ups, deed holders and other logistical concerns. You’ll work with our Building Committee to make certain lots are buildable at no or low cost.
This team raises funds and community awareness of Habitat’s mission. The committee develops fundraising ideas and coordinates special events and campaigns. You’ll also coordinate corporate sponsorships, donor relations, recognition, and research and write grants. You’ll build relationships with people who are passionate about affordable housing, and have the means to further our mission.
This team encourages support and involvement from the faith community. Ideally, this committee is made up of members of our faith partner organizations. This team coordinates prayer and fundraising efforts, and maintains relations with existing faith partners and potential partners.
“Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action”
– 1 John 3:18
Habitat has an open-door policy: All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
Putting Faith into Action
Habitat is a partnership founded on common ground – bridging theological differences by putting love and faith into action. Everyone can use a hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love. Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, said “While we may disagree on many issues, we can agree on the idea of building homes with God’s people in need.” As we focus on working together to build a house, we realize that our similarities become more important than our differences.
How Can My Congregation Help Habitat?
Habitat for Humanity has its roots in the faith community, and our Faith Partner relationships are a fundamental part of our success.
Through a Faith Partner relationship with GNHFH, faith groups express with their prayers, time, energy, and dollars that all people are entitled to a safe place to call home. Congregations of all sizes can partner with Habitat for Humanity in a variety of ways.
Consider these possibilities:
• Pray. Without the continuing prayers of millions of people, Habitat’s work could not continue.
• Support Habitat financially Encourage your congregation to include Habitat for Humanity in its mission work.
• Make regular donations to your local Habitat affiliate or collect special Habitat for Humanity offerings.
• Provide in-kind goods and services.
• Raise funds to build all or part of a house.
• Volunteer. Build strength and unity within your congregation as you work toward the common goal of helping others.
For more information about building a faith partnership with Habitat, please contact Development Coordinator, Louise Smith by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford United Methodist Church