Committees help support the day-to-day operations of West Orange Habitat for Humanity and provide an opportunity for long-term volunteer engagement. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, each committee performs a vital set of tasks.
Design & Construction
Chair: Bernie Durgin, Director of Construction
Meetings: First Tuesday of every month @ 5:30 PM
The Design & Construction Committee is responsible lot acquisition, home design, and construction planning/logistics. We welcome those with professional experience in construction. This includes working with local government officials, realtors and individuals on acquiring lots and assuring that lots are “buildable” and suitable for a partner family. People who have a knowledge of real estate, surveying, building codes, general construction trades, building supplies, carpentry are encouraged to join this committee.
Lot Selection & Acquisition
Land Planning & Home Design
Construction Planning & Safety
The Homeowner Services Committee assists in identifying, selecting, and communicating with qualified families for West Orange Habitat homes. This entails educating, providing a forum for questions to be answered, and celebrating the homeowner.
Committee members plan groundbreakings, dedications, and other events to promote enduring and meaningful relationships that aid in the integration of our Homebuyer families into the world of homeownership.
Each Homebuyer is assigned two Mentors from our Mentor Program, where mentors walk alongside their Homebuyer on their journey towards homeownership. Mentors meet with the Homebuyer regularly and provide guidance towards success. This is an 8-12 month commitment.
Our Homeowner Selection Committee evaluates all applications submitted, together with their accompanying financial documentation, and maintains ongoing communications with applicant families.
Chair: Gayle Fleming, Dir. of Homeowner Services
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM
Fundraising and Events
Chair: Marilyn Hattaway, Exec. Dir. WOHFH
Working hand-in-hand with the Executive Director, this committee develops and implements the long range strategic plans to insure that the fiscal needs of West Orange Habitat are met, thus enabling the ministry to broaden its reach and impact upon deserving families in West Orange County.
Fundraising Event Planning
Women Build: This annual event occurs in the spring with event planning efforts beginning in the winter. Women Build committee members can expect to assist in event planning, team building, fundraising, and documenting the event with photos.
Rock the House: Occurring in the fall, Rock the House is the party of the year! This live auction event to raise funds to support our community needs your help with the party planning!
Requests for In-Kind Donations
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in assisting our organization in any of the following ways:
Construction Skilled Labor
Home Design & Engineering
Legal and/or Financial Oversight or Support