Volunteering is one way to create a bond with the community while making a big difference for those in need.
It’s not too late for a new year’s resolution. Here’s an idea, volunteer and help your community.
You can help yourself just by helping others. According to research, helping others can give you joy, less stress, and even better overall health. Not only that, but you will also gain real-world experience and create meaningful connections while making a good impact on your community.
So let this be your year where you help yourself by helping others.
If you are willing to give it a try, then, keep on reading because Brittany Powelson, a Volunteer Services and Public Relations Manager, is very happy to introduce to you their organization called the Warren County Habitat for Humanity. She will also share what they do for their communities and also discuss with you their incoming 2022 programs that you can join moving forward.
What is Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH)?
They are part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. They are committed to three major things:
- Eliminate substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes
- Advocate for fair and just housing policies
- Provide training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions
Their organization consists of a core team of volunteers that works twice a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Brittany mentioned that they are looking for individuals who are willing to join one of their build sites called the Volunteer Build which is a typical habitat for humanity builds. Furthermore, if you are also looking for an activity to do with your company and build those skills and connections, they are giving companies an opportunity to set team buildings with them. They are very open for individuals or even groups to join so if you are interested in volunteering by yourself, or planning a bonding activity/ team-building with your company, feel free to reach out to Brittany.
“We are absolutely looking for groups to come out. Like I said, swing a hammer, help actually construct what will be the home for one of our very deserving families.” - Brittany Powelson
Additionally, she also mentioned another build site that is ongoing construction namely the Modular Build. They made this build for a veteran who served in the Navy and also went to seminary to become a pastor. “He is very deserving. He is a wonderful guy who is getting that home”.
The WCHFH ReStore
They also have a store named The Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) ReStore which is located at 384 Route 57 West Washington, NJ 07882. They offer awesome deals and other interesting items that you can check on.
The purpose of their store is to help the organization raise funds to build homes for local qualified low-income families. They accept in-kind donations so if you would like to donate to their ReStore, you can contact them at 908-835-1980 to schedule your drop off at their store.
“You can come in and look at some awesome deals, check out some great stuff while also helping a mission of building homes and get hope for people in need.” - Brittany Powelson
Incoming Events 2022
According to Brittany, they will be having two events this May 2022. The first one is their program called the Hope in the Hills of Warren which will happen on the 14th and 15th. It is a program set for the youth and adults where they partner together and perform small-scale repairs, and outdoor home maintenance on homes that are owned by the elderly, handicapped, and low to moderate-income homeowners.
The second event will be their 10th anniversary which is happening on the 21st. They will be having their resource sale where they display beautiful secondhand items, quality furniture, and all other amazing deals with amazing prices.
Volunteering at WCHFH is definitely one for the books. When you join their organization, you will immediately feel welcome and comfortable because they will really make an effort to make you feel at home and make you feel like you are a part of the family. It is also promised that they will give you the most unforgettable experience that will surely stay with you for the rest of your life. If you are ready to get out, contribute to your community, and feel fulfilled, learn more about Warren County Habitat for Humanity and get involved with them.
ABOUT BRITTANY POWELSON
Brittany Powelson is a Volunteer Services and Public Relations Manager at the Warren County Habitat for Humanity. She is a very enthusiastic, dedicated non-profit professional with three years of event planning, fundraising, and donor communications experience.
Reach out to Brittany here.
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