The Miller Golf Outing Minerva Build

The Miller Golf Outing Minerva Build

About This Campaign

Thank you for volunteering for this build! Your efforts will help the Saunier Family with their dream of owning a safe, decent, and affordable home. We look forward to having you out on the work site. We promise your volunteer experience will be fun! Get to know the Saunier Family. Read their bio below.

FAMILY AND CURRENT HOUSING

While there are many things future homeowners James and Tiffany Saunier look forward to about owning their own home, they are most excited about having a permanent place to raise their four girls. Both James and Tiffany are Canton natives and recall frequently moving from rental property to rental property while growing up. Their desire to give their children an opportunity they never had motivated the couple to pursue their dream of homeownership and apply for the Habitat program.

Like many families in the Habitat program, James and Tiffany will be among the first in their families to purchase their own home which they recognize is a huge accomplishment and privilege. At the time of application, this charming family of six was living in a private rental with multiple structure problems and safety issues including broken electrical outlets, poor insulation and heating, and crumbling baseboards and trim throughout. Of greatest concern to James and Tiffany was the complete lack of heat in one of their daughters’ bedrooms. Their four daughters Attianna, Savanah, Nevaeh, and Zarena are a joy to be around and enjoy singing, dancing, video games, and playing house. Soon the Saunier family will experience all these things and more in their very own home.

A PERFECT FIT

James and Tiffany selected a lot in Minerva, Ohio where they will work alongside volunteers and other Partner Families to build their dream home. While waiting to begin construction on their home, James and Tiffany have been actively participating in sweat equity by working on other Habitat new-contribution and rehab homes. Together, the couple have graveled foundations, constructed walls, hung drywall and siding, and painted various houses which will help prepare them to be leaders on the construction of their own home when the times comes. James and Tiffany are great workers and are frequently praised for their strong work ethic and positive attitudes while on worksites each week.

The couple has also completed their Habitat homeowner education series designed to prepare them for homeownership financially and from a maintenance standpoint. In addition to completing the Habitat sweat equity requirements, James works as a packaging technician at Cargill in Akron, Ohio. Soon, all of this couple’s hard work and patient waiting will pay off as their dream of homeownership comes true. When asked what they are most excited about, James and Tiffany replied, “Having a house for our kids to grow up in and being able to say this is our home, we built this from the ground up.”

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 305 Stackhouse Street
  • Minerva, OH 44657
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Apr 09, 2016 08:30 am to
  • Jul 16, 2016 02:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio

Serving Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. To learn more, visit habitateco.org.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Zachary Gillingham
Zachary Gillingham
6
Ashley Gray
Ashley Gray
6
Justin Gray
Justin Gray
6
Noe Gonzales
Noe Gonzales
6
Tyler Harris
Tyler Harris
6
Becky Grischow
Becky Grischow
6
Matthew Masters
Matthew Masters
6
Reggie Hancock
Reggie Hancock
6
Coy Mullins
Coy Mullins
6
Drew Prendergast
Drew Prendergast
6
melissa gissinger
melissa gissinger
6
Johnathan Moresea
Johnathan Moresea
6
Taylor Pennington
Taylor Pennington
6
Clayton Hammes
Clayton Hammes
6
Gregory Brady
Gregory Brady
6
Harley Wheeler
Harley Wheeler
3.5
James O'Brien Jr
James O'Brien Jr
3.5
Scott Dodds
Scott Dodds
6
budd kuyper
budd kuyper
6
Chris Collins
Chris Collins
6
Jake Reed
Jake Reed
6
Dave Kidd
Dave Kidd
6
Van Flickinger
Van Flickinger
6
Robin Kidd
Robin Kidd
6
Beth Gray
Beth Gray
6
Tom Freeland
Tom Freeland
9.5
MIchael Moran
MIchael Moran
12
Harley Wheeler
Harley Wheeler
6
Patricia Wood
Patricia Wood
3.5
John Greco
John Greco
6
Jenny Greco
Jenny Greco
6
Holly Herstine
Holly Herstine
6
James Wigington
James Wigington
3.5
Kristen Herstine
Kristen Herstine
9.5
Ralph Lober
Ralph Lober
3.5
Jacob Stillion
Jacob Stillion
3.5
Dawn Lukowski
Dawn Lukowski
6
Charles Stoller
Charles Stoller
6
Casey LaHa
Casey LaHa
6
Monica Ide
Monica Ide
6
Kimberly Weiss
Kimberly Weiss
6
Sarah Chronister
Sarah Chronister
6
Sean Ulik
Sean Ulik
6
Rick Baxter
Rick Baxter
6
Greg Banner
Greg Banner
6
Scott Schwab
Scott Schwab
6
Michele Catlett
Michele Catlett
6
Randy Smith
Randy Smith
6
Don Le Beau
Don Le Beau
6
Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith
6
Lance Willison
Lance Willison
6
Seth Mcgee
Seth Mcgee
6
Brett Russell
Brett Russell
6
Tony Berry
Tony Berry
6
Bev Newell
Bev Newell
6
Joseph McNamee
Joseph McNamee
6
Daniel Minick
Daniel Minick
6
Tracy Cook
Tracy Cook
6
Denise Freeland
Denise Freeland
9.5
Vicki Hall
Vicki Hall
6
Dave Kidd
Dave Kidd
6
Gregory Peach
Gregory Peach
3.5
kayla giltz
kayla giltz
6
Benjamin George
Benjamin George
6
Alex Kidd
Alex Kidd
6
Brian Gentry
Brian Gentry
6
Scott Lawrenc
Scott Lawrenc
6
Veronica Berresford
Veronica Berresford
6
Craig McBride
Craig McBride
6
Chris Collins
Chris Collins
6
Dave Kidd
Dave Kidd
6
dale roberts
dale roberts
6
Holly Reed
Holly Reed
6
Michael Goff
Michael Goff
6
Reggie Stoltzfus
Reggie Stoltzfus
6
Bryan Kenney
Bryan Kenney
6
Jeannette Jentgen
Jeannette Jentgen
12
Jordan Kidd
Jordan Kidd
6
Matthew Rucker
Matthew Rucker
6
Cheryl Hart
Cheryl Hart
6
Van Flickinger
Van Flickinger
6
Mike Fountain
Mike Fountain
6
Adam Gross
Adam Gross
6
Patricia Miller
Patricia Miller
9.5
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About Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity


Welcome.

Thank you for volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, believing in our mission, and supporting one important vision - to end poverty housing in your community. Here are some really important next steps and things to know about your upcoming volunteer day. 


What is a typical work day like?

8:30 a.m. | The work day begins. Please arrive a few minutes early so you can sign in and learn the day’s tasks and safety procedures.

10:00 a.m. | Short break and devotional. (A snack will be provided.) 


12:00 p.m. | Lunch break. NOTE:  Habitat does not provide lunches. Please have each volunteer bring his/her lunch. If lunch is being catered for the group, include enough food for the Habitat site supervisors, staff, and family. Adding five additional lunches will be sufficient.


2:30 p.m. | The work day ends.


What should volunteers wear?

You should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task. You could get hot, cold, sweaty, dirty, and dusty, and your clothes may get torn or stained. Your feet need to be protected, so closed toed shoes are required – no sandals! If your task is roofing, you must wear long-sleeved shirts and pants. No matter what, shirts must be worn at all times.


What should volunteers bring?

Water or Coffee | There will be water provided on the site, but bringing your own water is always a good idea. It is very important to stay hydrated on hot summer days. Please feel free to bring additional beverages, such as coffee, with you to the work site.


Hat and Sunscreen | If you will be working outside you’ll need to protect your neck and face from sunburn. Bring a hat and/or sunscreen.


Bandana | A bandana is great for wiping sweat from your face or soaking it in water to help cool you down.


Gloves, Tool Belt, and Nail Apron | Habitat has a limited number of these items available, so if you have your own, please bring them.


Personal Tools | Habitat provides tools for the task of the day. However, feel free to bring your own tools, such as a hammer, tape measure, carpenter’s pencil, utility knife, or speed square. Make sure to label all your tools!


A Positive Attitude | Plan on having fun while putting in a hard day’s work. Remember the purpose for which you are volunteering – to build a quality home for a hard working family in need.


Worksite Courtesy and Safety

Smoking | There is NO SMOKING on any Habitat volunteer site.  If you must take a smoking break, please step away from the site.


Safety is our first priority | We’re not in a hurry. We’ll take the appropriate time we need to build the house as carefully as if it were our own -  with the best craftsmanship possible and in compliance with all applicable codes.


Pay Attention | The best way to ensure safety for all workers is to be aware of your surroundings, at all times. You need to look out for your fellow volunteers like they are looking out for you. If you see a potentially dangerous situation, let the Site Supervisor or someone know immediately. It’s also important to pay attention to the safety talk given at the beginning of your work day.


Protect Yourself | It is for your safety to wear any safety equipment provided to you by Habitat. This will depend on the scope of work for the day. In most cases you will need to wear eye protection and gloves. If you are framing a new home, you will be required to wear a hard hat. If dust bothers you, please wear a dust mask. Masks, gloves, eye protection, pants, and long-sleeved shirts are necessary when insulating.  If working outside, remember to protect yourself from the sun.


Follow the Site Supervisor | On each job site, the Site Supervisor is the boss. There may be other ways to perform a specific task, but we do things the Habitat way. Once the Site Supervisor makes a decision, please follow his/her directions.


Respect | Please show respect to the building and environment with which you are working. Please take care of the tools and return them to the proper place when finished. We do our best to conserve building  materials. We ask that you do the same. Respect your fellow volunteers. Work together, especially when cleaning up for the day, picking up trash and securing materials and tools.   


Learn | Most people that volunteer with Habitat are learning on the job. It is a great experience when you learn something new and are able to teach someone else. Learn as much as you can during your volunteer experience. You’d be amazed at the new things you’ll learn!


Thank you for building homes, communities, and hope.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

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