Restore Manager

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Michael Piggott is our ReStore manager. Michael is a resident of Fowler and brings a wealth of skills to this position.  He is fun, works hard and makes sure all the volunteers and donors feel appreciated and welcomed.  Stop in and say hello – call him for a pick-up of your donations, or ask him how you can volunteer at the ReStore. You can reach him at restore.manager@habitatclinton.org

The ReStore needs you!

Would you like to volunteer for Habitat?

Our ReStore is in need of volunteers. Please consider volunteering at the ReStore.  If you are unable, please pass the information along to a friend. Volunteer descriptions can be found below:

Position Description
Job Title:           Intake Room Specialist
Reports to:       ReStore Manager
Time Commitment:  4-8 hours per week

JobDescription: Effectively prepare all incoming donations for the sales floor using established pricing, merchandising, and inventory procedures. Assist other volunteers and staff as needed. Also responsible for answering customer questions and providing information about the ReStore and about the Habitat affiliate.

JobResponsibilities:

  • Assist donors and customers with loading and unloading items. Offer every donor a donation receipt and record those that don’t in the notebook.
  • Be aware of the guidelines for what merchandise is accepted and what is not. When in doubt or if you are uncomfortable refusing a donation, ask a manager to help.
  • Test ALL merchandise that has a cord or motor on it.
  • Remove recyclables to the appropriate storage area/containers.
  • Clean all product before placing on the showroom floor.
  • Using the pricing book, determine the department number and price for every item.
  • Tag every item with the department number and price before placing on the floor.  Include the size on the tag when appropriate.
  • Keep the intake room as clean as possible.  Store all tools and cleaning supplies appropriately.
  • Sweep floors when not busy.
  • Empty carts as quickly as possible so they are available for customer assistance.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience:

  • Has work experience in customer service.
  • Strong commitment to ethics, honesty, and integrity in conducting business.
  • Must be people-oriented, flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to advocate the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County.
  • Exhibit positive working attitude by demonstrating respect for fellow workers, donors and customers.
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment.
  • Ability to stay on feet for an extended period of time

Benefits:

  • Support the mission of Habitat for Humanity locally.
  • Casual work environment.
  • References gladly given for successful participants.

Day of Prayer

Oct. 6, 2013- Please consider joining the movement and register your church, organization, or group to pray for Human Habitat Internationally!

Register here or call Jenna at 989-227-1771.

The International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat will be observed on World Habitat Day.  The Day of Prayer engages the entire faith community in a dedicated time of prayer and reflection for those in need of shelter.

Through prayer, Habitat for Humanity continues to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people around the world. Many volunteers are drawn to this ministry after hearing God’s call and seeking God’s guidance through prayer.

Other prayers are answered when families and communities grow in the shelter of God’s grace. The hurdles of funding and building homes are overcome through the miracles of prayer.

Wonderful turn out at Dream Builders Banquet!

Dream Builders Banquet on October 10th, 2013!

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Volunteer of the Year: Jerry Boyer
  • Jerry has been instrumental in every construction project Habitat has undertaken since 2009 as the crew leader for interior carpentry and wheelchair ramps. With his help, our homes have beautiful shelves and trim. Jerry says he volunteers because, “When we completed a wheelchair ramp for a disabled gentleman and he told us, ‘Now I can go to church on Sunday,’ that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”

Outstanding ReStore Volunteer: David Motz

  • Dave started volunteering in the ReStore two years ago  after he retired. He  enjoys volunteering because he likes to keep busy and enjoys working with the other volunteers. Outside of Habitat, Dave enjoys hunting and    fishing.  Dave has donated more than 1,200 hours to the ReStore and has played a vital role in its growth and  development.
Outstanding Construction Volunteer: Mike Feldpausch
  • Mike began volunteering for Habitat in 2009, working on the Laingsburg house. Mike owns his own construction company, but generously     donates his time to lead our crew of framing    volunteers, ensuring a quality built home. Mike also volunteers on our Construction Committee, which prepares for upcoming builds. Outside of Habitat, Mike and his wife Rebecca enjoy     camping, volleyball and being at the lake.
Outstanding Board/Committee Volunteer: Roger Wells
  • Roger was “volunteered” to join the Board of  Directors by his wife, Theresa, who also serves on the Board. He quickly became the “go to guy” for construction and now leads the Construction Committee. Roger enjoys volunteering with   Habitat because he likes working with other   volunteers, our homeowner partners, and    meeting the challenges of the construction process. Outside of    Habitat, Roger is an avid  golfer and works in real estate.

Outstanding Homeowner Partner: Charles Patterson Family

  • Charles and his family acquired a Habitat home in 2005. Charles owns and operates his own business,  Direct Recycle, which also handles the recycling for Habitat’s ReStore. Charles has remained involved with Habitat because, “I enjoy the people, the environment, and watching the organization grow. We have met and dealt with wonderful people, from the board of directors, to the volunteers and everybody in between.”

Outstanding Church Partner: First United Methodist Church in St. Johns

  • First United Methodist Church in St. Johns has been a consistent supporter of Habitat. By providing volunteers for numerous builds since 2010, participating in the Adopt-A-Week program in Ovid and both St. Johns houses, facilitating a Habitat focused bible school   program and in so many other ways, First UMC has definitely earned this distinction. Pastor Ellen Zienert stated, “Working together on the build is fun. It gives us a feeling of accomplishment and develops a camaraderie among the workers.”
Outstanding Construction Partner: RSI Home Improvement
  • RSI has been a generous supporter of Habitat through both donations of materials and volunteering. RSI has been involved in every build project in Clinton County. Doug Beaufore, the president of RSI, was also part of   Habitat’s founding Board of Directors. RSI enjoys working with Habitat because they like working with the people and supporting their community.
Outstanding Community Partner: Turning Point Youth Center
  • Turning Point has been an amazing source of eager volunteers for Habitat. The youth and staff of TPYC volunteer for Habitat because they know they are helping families, which gives them a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Diana Yount, CEO of Turning Point says, “We feel we get more out of it than we give.” The relationship with Habitat also provides the youth with positive role models who teach them valuable skills.

Evan Pinsonnault, morning news anchor for WLNS, was the MC! State Representative Tom Leonard brought signed tributes by Governor Rick Snyder and himself which he distributed to the award recipients along with the plaques from Habitat.

 

 

Successful Blessing of the Bikers

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Our annual Blessing of the Bikers was a huge success!

The event raised over $2000 for the construction of the Coleman family’s home in St. Johns.

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Among the activities of the day were door prizes, slow drag races, and the Michigan State Police showed off their skills on a motorcycle!

Our Newest Homeowner Partners

Chad and Christina Coleman and their children, Chloe, Carly and Caleb are our newest homeowner partners. Pictured with them is Kathy Bender, their Habitat advocate who will work with them during the building process to prepare them for homeownership. We’re eager to get started helping them build their house this summer in St. Johns!

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Our latest newsletter is now available

Our July newsletter is available for your reading pleasure here.

Send us an email if you would like to keep up with the news at Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County.  We would be  happy to add you to our mailing list.

Send your email to Sue Carroll, executive director at director@habitatclinton.org

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