For Immediate Release

Contact: Dr. Kelly Kemmerer, execdirector@habitatmc.org or 570 216-4390

Habitat for Humanity Seeks Volunteers

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to serve on several committees. “Active and caring volunteers are essential to fulfill Habitat’s mission to ensure that everyone in Monroe County has a decent, safe place to live through its Home Preservation program – which allows homeowners affected by low income, age, or disability to remain in their homes by making necessary repairs and accommodations,” said Kelly Kemmerer, Habitat’s executive director;“and the three areas that need enthusiastic volunteers at the moment are the Construction, Public Relations and Golf committees.”

The Construction Committee, which meets Tuesdays, at 9am, at the Habitat office, is responsible for reviewing current and future projects and formulating plans to ensure optimal success. This is a natural fit for people with painting, plumbing, electrical, or architectural experience and expertise.

However, it’s not all hammers and nails. The Public Relations Committee welcomes those with backgrounds in public relations and marketing to develop strategic communications plans, foster relationships, and engage public support of the agency’s mission, vision, current projects and special events.  Meetings are scheduled as needed, but the Committee’s work is conducted primarily by email.

The Golf Committee is now planning the annual golf outing, scheduled for September 26, at the Buck Hill Falls Golf Club. Golf lovers and event planners are invited to join this team.

“We could not achieve our goals without the support of community volunteers,” Kemmerer said. “They are the heart and soul of our work, and I encourageanyone interested to contact me at 570 476-9846 or at execdirector@habitatmc.org. This is a win-win,” Kemmerer said. “Our neighbors in need of safe and decent housing will obviously benefit, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you gave them a hand-up. It is most definitely a richly rewarding experience.”