For Immediate Release

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

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers for our Committees. MCHFH is not all hammers and nails!

Tobyhanna, PA, March 1, 2021 – Monroe County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) is looking for volunteers interested in serving as construction site supervisors and members of various committees. 

“Our success is dependent upon our volunteers,” said Dr. Kelly Jean Kemmerer, MCHFH’s executive director, “and we have a variety of opportunities available for people who want to help us achieve our vision of ‘a Monroe County where everyone has a safe, decent place to live.’”

According to Dr. Kemmerer, volunteer site supervisors are needed to lead Home Preservation projects, which tackle home repairs for people in need. Supervisors provide instruction, ensure all work is completed correctly, and monitor safety. They can choose to work on projects that interest them, make good use of their skills, and meet the needs of their personal schedules. There are no minimum hour requirements and most projects are completed in three work days. All Covid protocols – masks, gloves, social distancing and sanitization of equipment – are observed on site. “Sharing one’s carpentry and construction skills for a good cause is definitely a rewarding experience,” Dr.Kemmerer said. “It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

Volunteers are also needed to serve on various MCHFH committees, including Construction, Event Planning, Faith Relations, Finance, Homeowner Support, Public Relations. “For safety and convenience, most committee meeting are held on ZOOM,” Dr. Kemmerer said, “and I encourage anyone interested in more information about the committees to contact me at 570-216-4390 or execdirector@habitatmc.org

 “Our goal is to provide safe, decent homes for people disadvantaged by limited income,” Dr. Kemmerer said; “but adequate housing transforms and strengthens neighborhoods and communities as well. MCHFH volunteers definitely create the change we hope to see in our communities.”