Announcing Bob Humbert as the new volunteer Habitat Construction Manager
Grundy Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity is pleased to welcome Bob Humbert as their new volunteer Construction Manager.
Grundy County, IL, April 30, 2018 – Bob Humbert is already well-known and respected as the Building Trades Instructor for the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) program where he is now entering his 24th year. Under Bob’s continued direction, GAVC has built homes all over Morris, starting on Park Boulevard and eventually building in Fields of Saratoga and the Deer Ridge subdivision.
As Bob continues on with his business with GAVC, he will also be expanding his commitment to the community by accepting the position of volunteer Habitat Construction Manager. Bob will oversee and give direction to our experienced, long-standing construction leaders – Sara Grieff and Ron Ragan, construction committee co-chairs and our project managers Arnold Brewer and Elena Cabral. Bob will also be bringing his teaching skills to the Habitat table as he guides and engages our volunteers.
Julie Wilkinson, Board President states “Bob’s carpentry knowledge will be a great benefit to our home building and home repair outreach. His experience teaching youth and working with varied skill levels will empower our volunteers and make their experience with Habitat even more meaningful.”
The construction manager search was based upon two essential responsibilities: the first is the interactions with our volunteers. Habitat for Humanity’s mission revolves around the successful utilization of volunteer labor for repair projects and with building homes. The second is the construction tasks and processes – to ensure that construction is done in an efficient, affordable, and quality manner.
“Bob Humbert checks and exceeds all the boxes. The affiliate is extremely fortunate and honored to have Bob lead the team as we approach our future repair and construction goals for Grundy County residents.” Sally Van Cura, Executive Director.
Most residents already know Bob as he has and continues to touch the lives of so many of our kids and their families. He will be adding to his many achievements by offering up his skills and knowledge as he helps spread the mission of Habitat.
Looking for applicants
Do you know a homeowner in need of exterior repairs or internal/external modifications to stay in their home?
If finances are an issue, Habitat can help.
Could we answer any questions? Please call our offices – 815 942 1452.
Home Dedication for the Glen and Beth Hill Family- Coal City, IL
Saturday, February 10, 2018 was a great day for a House Dedication. Despite the cold and the record breaking snow, Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity along with the Hill Family celebrated the completion of the 13th Habitat House.
The day started with an all-out effort to clear the way. Gratefully, we received assistance by Coal City with the clearing of the road and traffic assistance. Board member, Arnold Brewer, was out early plowing the driveway and shoveling the front making ready for the ceremony.
Dedication participants were led by Board President, Julie Wilkinson, and joined by current board members, Arnold Brewer, Kevin Brown, Elena Cabral, Sara Grieff, Jason Helland, John Latimer, Gregg A. Nadess, Ron Ragan, Jim “Bubba” Waite, David Way, Nikki Wills, Paul Zabel and Executive Director, Sally M. Van Cura. Prayers and House Blessings were performed by the Reverend David Gilleland of the First Baptist Church of Coal City. Julie Buck, the Family’s Mentor and Habitat volunteer, was the presenter of the Family Bible. Our brave audience consisted in many of our contributors to the building site, current contributors and Habitat families and friends. Following the program, everyone was invited inside for some hot coffee and refreshments provided by the Habitat volunteers.
Glen and Beth Hill along with their children Robert and Samantha has completed more than 400 hours of “sweat equity” working toward the building of their new home. The Hill family will be repaying a zero-interest mortgage, which illustrates Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”.
This project has been over a year in the making – starting with – the acquisition of a reduced-priced land site; the selection of a family that meets certain criteria (need, willingness to work with Habitat, and ability to pay an affordable mortgage); the extensive planning done by our Board Members and Committees; the generous contributions from our monetary and construction donors; and, of course, all of our hard working volunteers and friends.
This, and all of our Habitat homes and restorations, is accomplished in a joint effort by working together with our affiliate, the community and the deserving families – this is indeed a labor of faith and love.
Please check our Facebook page for photos and details of the event.
Construction, committee and other potential volunteers are invited to attend a volunteer orientation session held periodically at the Habitat office. The one hour session covers the history of Habitat at the national and local levels, organizational structure and opportunities to serve. For more information, to rsvp or to be added to the email invitation list, contact Habitat at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815)942-1452.
You don’t need to attend an orientation to get started, however. Simply submit the online volunteer application.
Volunteer orientation sessions are held at least once per year. Sessions can also be conducted on-site for businesses and organization interested in sponsoring a construction work day by making a financial contribution.