Gold and Incarnato Family | NewPointe Community Church Dover

Gold and Incarnato Family | NewPointe Community Church Dover

About This Campaign

family and current housing
Silver and Marco applied to the Habitat homeownership program after a long road of unsuccessful attempts to purchase a home on the open market through conventional means. The couple was initially approved by a bank for a very small home loan. Unfortunately, the amount of the loan was not enough to allow even the purchase of a simple, safe, and decent home. They then tried to use the loan to buy a small home through a government housing program. In the end, issues between the government program and the bank resulted in the loan not being approved. Discouraged and somewhat skeptical, the couple decided to reach out to Habitat at the urging of Silver’s mother who had seen a Habitat billboard in her town. After learning more about the program, the couple applied and was accepted in early 2017. Silver, Marco, and their daughter, Stella, currently live in the first floor apartment of a two story home. There are some minor structural problems, including a front porch entryway that has rotten boards preventing them from using it. They are only able to install one lightbulb at a time in their bathroom vanity because using more causes the fuse to blow. The home has only two bedrooms and no yard. Although this is not a critical problem, the couple is hoping to expand their family and have a place they can enjoy as their own for years to come.

a bright future
Over the months they have been involved in the Habitat program, Silver and Marco have worked together to complete numerous hours of sweat equity on worksites, at ReStore, and in House2Home education classes. In fact, Silver has faithfully invested so many hours at ReStore that the store staff considers her an important member of their team. On top of sweat equity, both Silver and Marco work hard at their places of employment to provide financially for their family. Soon, all their hard work will pay off and their family will have a safe, decent, affordable home of their own! When asked what they look forward to most, the couple responded, “Having something to call our own – a place to have family visit and to raise our kids!”

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 368 4th Street Northwest
  • New Philadelphia, Ohio
  • 44663, USA
  • Time:
  • Jan 09, 2018 12:00 am to
  • Dec 31, 2018 12:00 am
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. Through shelter, Habitat empowers. To learn more, visit habitateco.org.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Holly Hochstetler
Holly Hochstetler
6
Rodney Sommers
Rodney Sommers
1.5
Dawn Freeman
Dawn Freeman
6
Robert Basso
Robert Basso
6
Christopher Fisher
Christopher Fisher
6
Shawn Schneff
Shawn Schneff
6
Shawn Schneff
Shawn Schneff
6
Taryn Schneff
Taryn Schneff
6
Brittany Clark
Brittany Clark
6
Robyn Matako
Robyn Matako
6
Jessica Steffl
Jessica Steffl
6
William Long
William Long
6
Kim May
Kim May
6
Bobby Smith
Bobby Smith
6
Seth Barkan
Seth Barkan
13.5
Jennifer Lunsford
Jennifer Lunsford
6
Josiah Brown
Josiah Brown
7.5
David Anstine
David Anstine
1.5
Cole Wallace
Cole Wallace
1.5
Mara Belknap
Mara Belknap
1.5
Lucas Boylan
Lucas Boylan
1.5
Kaylene Hoy
Kaylene Hoy
6
Dave Birney
Dave Birney
6
Andrew Sears
Andrew Sears
1.5
Steven Kelley
Steven Kelley
1.5
Mary K Seward
Mary K Seward
6
Donald Seward
Donald Seward
6
Kevin Stack
Kevin Stack
6
Sean Chapman
Sean Chapman
6
Rick Laine Jr
Rick Laine Jr
1.5
Brad Yoder
Brad Yoder
6
Theodore Story
Theodore Story
1.5
David Visher
David Visher
1.5
Mallory Winters
Mallory Winters
1.5
Bethy Winters
Bethy Winters
1.5
Aaron Porter
Aaron Porter
7.5
Brandon Starcher
Brandon Starcher
6
Matt Mason
Matt Mason
6
Bryce Miller
Bryce Miller
6
Ken Rodgers
Ken Rodgers
6
Ken Boldt
Ken Boldt
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 substandard 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 with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. “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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