The ReStore is closed and all volunteer activities with Benton Habitat for Humanity are canceled today due to winter conditions. Stay safe out there everybody!
Benton Habitat for Humanity is seeking some additional volunteers to come on board our Post-Closing Committee. This is a great group and extremely important in the process of getting our partner families into homes. Below is a description of the work the committee does.
Benton Habitat for Humanity aims not just to ensure families have access to decent and affordable homes but also the skills and resources needed to maintain it. Assist staff and volunteers in ensuring the long-term success of our families following moving-into their homes by becoming a part of Benton Habitats Post-Closing Committee.
BHFH’s post-closing committee offers support to our families through Partner family events, resource acquisition, and Post-Closing Mentoring programs. For anyone interested in working directly with our families to provide these services, the post-closing committee is a great opportunity to do so. It provides the chance to engage with all of the outlined programs as well as work with a small dedicated group to collaborate and come up with ideas that will benefit Habitat families and homeowners in general.
If you’re interested in getting involved with Benton Habitat for Humanity the Post-Closing Committee, provides a flexible and small time commitment opportunity, meeting once a month for an hour to discuss programs and plan upcoming opportunities. Additionally Committee members have the opportunity and are encouraged to attend the events we plan and be involved with Benton Habitat as much as they choose. If you would like to become involved or see what Post-Closing Committee offers our next scheduled meeting will be November, 29th at 2:30pm in Benton Habitat for Humanity’s Board Room at 4840 SW Philomath Blvd. If you would like to attend or want any more information about the Post-Closing Committee please email our Family Services Coordinator , Tabitha, at email@example.com or Call at 541-752-3354.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CORVALLIS, OR – Sept. 13, 2016 – On September 20, 2016, the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club will be presenting Benton Habitat for Humanity with a check for $6,500 to retrofit two of the Benton Habitat for Humanity Homes located at 5th Ave. in Corvallis with Solar Panels. The presentation event will take place at 4:30 PM in Little Fields Park on the corner of SW 5th Street and SW B Avenue.
This collaboration is the first of its kind locally between the two groups. Karen Rockwell, the executive director of Benton Habitat said of the venture that, “I couldn’t be more excited about the Sierra Club’s decision to select Benton Habitat for Humanity to partner with on this project. Providing these funds allows us to provide Habitat homeowners with increased affordability and environmental sustainability. Not only will the cost of power to the families be substantially reduced, the project also goes hand-in-hand with our community’s sustainability goals!”
In addition to the Sierra Club’s generous donation, the nonprofit group Seeds for the Sol will be providing financial resources and expertise. Solar power company, Abundant Solar, will be providing discounted labor and will be donating two inverters. Rockwell is excited about the collaboration, marrying affordable housing and environmental sustainability.
The entire community is invited to the check presentation and signing ceremony. The Benton Habitat homeowners will be present for the signing the solar installation documents. There will be brief remarks followed by an exterior tour of the Habitat homes being retrofitted with solar panel units.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:30 PM at Little Fields Park in Corvallis (near the intersection of 5th Street and B Avenue) on Sept. 20.
Interview Contact: Karen Rockwell, Executive Director
Benton Habitat for Humanity
Telephone: (541) 752-3354
4840 SW Philomath Blvd
PO Box 1551
Corvallis, OR 97339
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