Building the Chapter’s Capacity
Established in 2015, The Habitat for Humanity Haldimand Chapter’s volunteer Board of Directors committed to the organization’s local growth. Chairman Sid Drury saw an opportunity to fulfill future goals through a grant from the Caledonia Community Foundation.
“Our plan to grow our volunteer and donor base was in place but we needed the funds get the word out; the Caledonia Community Foundation grant came along at the right time.”
Recruiting volunteers is the key to the success of Habitat for Humanity. Knowing the organization is active in their community ensures that people can support the great need in their area with their helping hands.
The recently launched ReNew-It program provides existing homes with the necessary repairs to keep families safe and comfortable. In addition to using the CCF grant for advertising, a portion of the funds was used to purchase basic tools for all Habitat for Humanity projects.
“These tools mean we can be more sustainable and volunteers can help their community even if they do not have their own tool set,” says Drury.
As the Haldimand Chapter of Habitat for Humanity continues to grow, the planned Home Build Program will construct homes and provide interest-free mortgages to help hard working families reach their dream of home ownership.
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