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Default Volunteer News from Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County - July 2009

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc. 
Volunteer E-News 
July, 2009
In This Issue
Construction Volunteer Update
AmeriCorps Positions
Habitat Night at Bethesda Big Train
Habitat ReStore News
Volunteer Opportunities
Affiliate Update
Construction Survey
Take Action NOW!
Build Days
PLEASE NOTE: Not all of these days are open for
registration at this time.  Opening the days on a rolling basis allows for the most folks to sign up!
Quick Links
Construction Volunteer Update
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I hope most of you have been able to make it on the construction site.  If you need a cathartic activity, try to get onsite soon and do some demo work!  We have plenty of things that you can break up and tear down.  Before you head to the site, make sure to review these key rules for your next build day.
  1. Arrive by 8.15am to the central meeting location and plan to stay for the whole day, usually until 3pm.
  2. Wear pants and closed toe shoes.
  3. Listen to the safety speech each and every time you volunteer--even if you've been onsite before--and use all equipment appropriately.
  4. Drink a lot of water.
  5. Read all the materials you receive from us in advance of your build day.  We might have some important last minute tips to share with you.
  6. If you are registered and cannot make it onsite, please cancel at least 12 to 24 hours before your build day.  We always have folks on the waiting list and we ask that you please be considerate so others may build.
  7. Have a good time!
You can view all of our construction FAQS here.  And, while you're at it, you should all take a moment and brush up on your site safety skills by viewing this short presentation.
The build days are located to the left of this message! 
AmeriCorps Positions
AmeriCorpsHfH-MC has two open AmeriCorps positions.  We are actively screening and interviewing candidates, so if you are interested in serving with HfH-MC while gaining some useful skills and experience, please let us know.
AmeriCorps is your chance to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections, and earning money to pay for college.  Visit for more information.

Click below to view specific position information.
Habitat Night at Bethesda Big Train
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Habitat Night at Bethesda Big Train is fast approaching.  Join us Saturday, July 25 for a night of fun, food, baseball, and more fun!  Habitat homeowners, sponsors, volunteers, friends and staff are invited.  Come watch John, our Executive Director, throw out the first pitch of the evening.
This is a free event that includes admission to the game as well as food and drinks.  All you need to do is show up and have a good time!  Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event, but we ask that you please RSVP by clicking here.  Spots are limited and you must have a ticket to get in so please RSVP soon!  HfH-MC in partnership with Hopkins & Porter want to give you a summer fun night to enjoy and remember.   

bethesda big train

Habitat ReStore News
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Interested in community outreach?   

We have several great opportunities open at ReStore. 
Driver Assistant
We are looking for someone to help our truck driver.  The Truck Driver Assistant helps pick up goods donated to Habitat ReStore.  It's outdoors, fast pace and fun!
Donation Acquisition 
Looking to improve your public relations skills, fundraising skills or just want to get out and talk to people. ReStore is looking for volunteers to educate the community about Habitat for Humanity ReStore and how their donations can make a difference.

For more information about assisting the ReStore with either position, please contact Kayleen Panning at or at 301-990-0014 x 31.

What are you doing this Saturday?
ReStore is going back to its roots and we want to involve more volunteers. We have openings for volunteer cashiers, customer service associates, volunteer leaders and truck driver assistants to help one Saturday (or more) of every month. Saturdays are busy, challenging and very fun! The store is packed with friendly customers and there is ample opportunity to interact with other volunteers. So if you're in the mood to give back and are looking for a social, upbeat environment, join the ReStore team today!  Interested volunteers should contact Adeela Abbasi at 301-990-0014 x 16 or

If Saturdays don't work for you, call us anyway! 
We will find something to fulfill your needs and ours.

Volunteer Needs

HfH-MC will post available affiliate and ReStore volunteer and committee positions on our Web site.  This way you will always have the most up to date information regarding our immediate volunteer and intern needs. 
If any of these sound exciting, please click on the position title to view the announcement.  We hope to hear from some of you soon!
Volunteer and Intern, Unpaid Position

Committee Positions

Nationals Ballpark
Saturday, August 8th is Habitat Night at the Ballpark!
A portion of each ticket sold will be donated and split between DC Habitat, Habitat NOVA, and HfH-MC.  Click here for more information.
HfH-MC will be recognized on the big screen during the game and might even have the chance to have a homeowner on the field between the National Anthem and first pitch! We are recruiting volunteers to staff tables at the entrances and we will let you know if we will need help. Please spread the word to your friends and family - and remember to wear your Habitat gear! It should be a great night!
You can click on the image below or visit to purchase tickets! 


Construction Survey!
Have you been on the construction site lately? 
Well if you have, please take a moment St. Camillus team buildto
complete our construction volunteer survey.  If only take a few quick minutes and we really do value your feedback.  Please make sure you complete a survey every time you volunteer with us!

Volunteer Tips - Take Action NOW!
Vacant homes can be a serious blight on a community - and more and more of these properties are cropping up as the housing crisis and economic downturn collide. Our neighborhoods are in peril, and we need to do something. Luckily, Habitat for Humanity has a great plan to reclaim vacant properties and reinvigorate struggling neighborhoods, but it takes resources to do the job right. Right now the funding hangs in the balance. This is too important - we need to SPEAK UP!
Write your legislators in Congress to tell them to support neighborhood revitalization funding. Just click here:  

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In Next Month's Issue...
I'll tell you all about how much fun Habitat Night at Bethesda Big Train was.  Make sure you join us!
Stay tuned...
I'm closing with a special thank you to our crew leaders.  HfH-MC has some wonderful crew leaders that all contribute in their own ways.  When you're on the site, these are the people who make sure things are done well.  Tell them THANK YOU next time you spend a day onsite.
In Partnership, 

Save 20%**
ReStore has an excellent selection of gently used appliances, cabinetry, windows, doors, fixtures, tile, plumbing supplies, residential and office furniture, and much more. Stop by, or visit the Virtual Showroom today!
Montgomery County ReStore is located right next door to our offices at 9100 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Sunday Closed

Offer Expires: August 20, 2009.  Coupon must be printed and presented in person.  **VALID ON ONE ITEM ONLY.**  Some exclusions may apply.  See store for details.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc. | 9110 Gaither Road | Gaithersburg | MD | 20877
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