Stark County Faith Build

Stark County Faith Build

About This Campaign

ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN
Thank you for volunteering for this build! Your efforts will help the Robinson 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 Robinson Family. Read their bio below.

FAMILY AND CURRENT HOUSING
There is no doubt that stability is a major benefit of owning a home, and for many future Habitat homeowners, stability is something they deeply long for. This is certainly the case for
Monika Robinson and her family. Monika and her daughter Casey have spent years moving from place to place and are ready to settle down somewhere they can permanently call home.
Currently, Monika and Casey live in a private rental in Massillon that is suffering from many structural issues. Major electrical problems have led to damaged electronics, an inability to
use the stove, total lack of power in the dining room, and even electrical shock. Plumbing problems also plague the home, often resulting in a backed-up sewer, filling the house with an
unpleasant smell. Not only are these issues inconvenient, they pose serious safety concerns.
Seven years ago, Monika’s close friend and co-worker became a Habitat homeowner. When Monika recalled her friend’s positive experience in the program, she decided to follow this
path toward building a brighter future for her family. Monika’s two daughters, Clark and Casey, are her pride and joy. Clark is a young adult currently enrolled in college at Kent State where
she is studying to become a Health Education Specialist. Sixteen-year-old Casey is both a hard-working high school student and employee at Burger King. The girls’ father passed away ten years ago, but Monika is certain he would be as proud of them as she is. Soon Clark and
Casey will have a good reason to be proud of their mother as she completes the Habitat program and becomes a new homeowner!

A PERFECT FIT
Monika recently selected a lot in Massillon and is eagerly waiting to begin work on her future home. Having already proven to be a tremendously hard worker by completing her sweat equity requirements, she is sure to be an asset on the worksite.
In addition to helping on other construction sites and rehab homes, Monika has also completed Habitat’s House2Home
education series from which she’s learned basic home maintenance and how to be financially healthy. Along with raising her girls and completing the Habitat sweat equity requirements each week, Monika works hard to provide for her family. For fourteen years she has been employed as a nurse’s assistant at Legends Care Center. Soon, her hard work will pay off and her dream of securing a stable place for her family to live will become reality. “My experience so far in this program has been wonderful and I still can’t believe it,” said Monika. “I have bounced around so many years and I’m just ready to settle down.”

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 825 Sheffield Ave NE
  • Massillon, OH 44646
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Sep 10, 2016 08:30 am to
  • Dec 17, 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
Christine Milcetich
Christine Milcetich
6
Caleb Fry
Caleb Fry
3.5
Jordynne Valentine
Jordynne Valentine
3.5
Shawn Fry
Shawn Fry
3.5
Tom Miller
Tom Miller
6
Doug Nabors
Doug Nabors
10
Tim Cash
Tim Cash
6
Jeff Scott
Jeff Scott
10
David Johnson
David Johnson
6
Christine Johnson
Christine Johnson
6
Michael Hann
Michael Hann
6
THOMAS BAUGHMAN
THOMAS BAUGHMAN
6
lori breazeal
lori breazeal
6
amy breazeal
amy breazeal
6
bob breazeal
bob breazeal
6
Vito Guarneri
Vito Guarneri
12
Steve Dixon
Steve Dixon
12
Carrie Maletich
Carrie Maletich
12
Kevin Maletich
Kevin Maletich
12
Anonymous
Anonymous
6
Cathy Hanlin
Cathy Hanlin
3.5
Daryl Stein
Daryl Stein
8.5
Andy Williams
Andy Williams
6
Francine Sheil
Francine Sheil
3.5
Renee Fye
Renee Fye
6
Pat Franzen
Pat Franzen
3.5
Carissa Deeds
Carissa Deeds
9.5
Tom Fye
Tom Fye
6
Jackie Dematteis
Jackie Dematteis
3.5
Mike Sheil
Mike Sheil
3.5
James Cho
James Cho
6
Susan Rowlance
Susan Rowlance
3.5
Scott Archer
Scott Archer
6
Melinda Stewart
Melinda Stewart
9.5
Alexander Archer
Alexander Archer
6
Kevin St. Clair
Kevin St. Clair
6
Chuck Goldy
Chuck Goldy
6
Elaine Ferguson
Elaine Ferguson
2.5
Jill Dingies
Jill Dingies
6
Michael Baker
Michael Baker
6
David Johnson
David Johnson
2.5
Maria Rocha
Maria Rocha
2.5
Nick Salomone
Nick Salomone
3.5
David Stewart
David Stewart
3.5
Craig Rohr
Craig Rohr
3.5
Sarah Rohr
Sarah Rohr
3.5
Kris Zalenski
Kris Zalenski
2.5
Fred Zalenski
Fred Zalenski
2.5
Jeff Masters
Jeff Masters
6
Katelyn Masters
Katelyn Masters
6
Mark Burns
Mark Burns
6
jordan miller
jordan miller
6
John Patchen
John Patchen
12
Mark Kovac
Mark Kovac
12
Lisa Kovac
Lisa Kovac
12
Christopher Shively
Christopher Shively
6
David Rininger
David Rininger
6
Ivy Smith
Ivy Smith
6
stephanie miller
stephanie miller
6
Robert Aldridge
Robert Aldridge
6
Laura Bittel
Laura Bittel
6
Paul Joestlein
Paul Joestlein
6
Daniel Moss
Daniel Moss
6
Kathy Dressler
Kathy Dressler
6
Gary Dressler
Gary Dressler
6
Philip Carman
Philip Carman
10
DJ Belden
DJ Belden
N/A
Andy Digianantonio
Andy Digianantonio
2.5
Steve Etherton
Steve Etherton
6
Lauren Hmiel
Lauren Hmiel
6
Mike Kellogg
Mike Kellogg
16
Ashley Belden
Ashley Belden
N/A
Jennifer Belden
Jennifer Belden
N/A
Becky Grischow
Becky Grischow
6
Victoria Wendt
Victoria Wendt
12
Robert Dale
Robert Dale
6
Steven Morman
Steven Morman
6
Aaliyah Beasley
Aaliyah Beasley
6
Timothy D. Harbert
Timothy D. Harbert
2.5
steve marrero
steve marrero
2.5
Jerry Frederick
Jerry Frederick
6
John Cybak
John Cybak
6
Logan Carper
Logan Carper
6
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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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