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

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc. 
Volunteer E-News 
October, 2009
In This Issue
Construction Volunteer Update
Affiliate Update
ReStore News
2009 Annual Volunteer Recognition Event!
Got 90 Seconds?
Volunteer Needs
Volunteer Tips
Build Days
If a day is full, sign up for the wait list! 
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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Many thanks to our friends at Freddie Mac for spending TWO FULL WEEKS with us onsite!  We got a lot of drywall done and we moved a few houses pretty far along. 
A huge bear hug goes out to all our crew leaders -- new and old -- who really pushed their limits and came out day after day, sun or rain, hot or cold, to make sure our work is always top notch.  We cannot do this without our crew leaders -- THANK YOU!
As always...we like to hear from you!  Please let us know how you liked your time on the site and take our construction survey.  Please complete the survey each time you come out! 
Affiliate Update
Employment Opportunity
Do you like us so much that you want to be onsite with us all the time?!?  If yes, please check our employment opportunities page for more information about our need for a Site Supervisor
Advocacy Campaign Launch
Next time you are on the site, in the office, or shopping at the ReStore please make sure you fill out an advocacy postcard.  Everyone should fill out a card each time they volunteer or visit us so we can show our local, state, and federal officials that our communities need safe, simple, decent, and affordable housing.
Potomac Day
Stop by Potomac Day on October 24th and say hello! HFH-MC will be present at both the Parade and the Business Fair. 
Here's a brief schedule of the day: 
8am: 5K Run/Walk
10-3pm: Business Fair
10-3pm: Classic Car Show
10:30: Parade
11-3pm: Children's Festival
HFH-MC Business Fair Raffle Items:
Tool Belt with 2 Hours of Handy Man service for a job of 4 hours or more (~$200 value)
$50 Certificate to Bezu Restaurant in Potomac
$20 Certificate to Potomac Pizza (4 locations) 
**We need volunteers to help us with this event.  Please click here if you might be able to help us!**
2nd Annual Affordable Housing Benefit Breakfast      
Friday, November 6, 2009
7:30am - 8:45am
Your attendance will help support our vision of a community with healthy, safe and affordable housing for all. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or would like to purchase a ticket for the breakfast please contact Debbie Hayden at (301) 990-0014 x13 or

Individual Tickets: $100 Sponsorship Levels: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000
**Please consider volunteering for this event.  We still need help!  Click here for more information.**
ReStore News
ReStore Logo
Acquisition Assistant Volunteer
Habitat ReStore is looking for energetic, mission driven, articulate volunteers to help acquire donations and maintain corporate relationships. This position will require a minimum of 10 hours a week (very flexible on exact times and option to work from home) and you must have transportation. The volunteer will work closely with the Marketing and Communications manager in creating and maintaining corporate relationships for sponsorship and for merchandise donations.
For more information or to apply please e-mail Adeela Abbasi at

Holiday Shoppe Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County ReStore is seeking a volunteer to assist with the second annual Holiday Shoppe.  We are looking for a creative individual with merchandising experience that can help us make this year's shoppe and even bigger success than last year.  This is a great opportunity to give back during the holidays!
Please contact Nicole Kunard for more information at (301) 990-0014 x30.

2009 Annual Volunteer Recognition Event!
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Take 90 Seconds and Help HFH-MC
save water americaFor every visitor who takes the simple 3-question quiz, Kohler will donate $1 in water-savings products to Habitat for Humanity.

We want to donate a total of $1 million in water saving products, but we need your help to spread the word. (we are at roughly $525,000 as of today)
1. Please visit and take the quiz
2. Please consider forwarding this message to your friends and family so they can take the quiz and pass it along to 10 of their friends. And so on, and so on . . .
3. Click here to become a fan of SaveWaterAmerica on Facebook
4. Follow SaveWaterAmerica on Twitter 

Remember...If we hit our goal of $1 million in water saving products, 550 to 600 Habitat homes in the U.S. will receive plumbing products!


Volunteer Needs

HFH-MC posts 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 Positions

Committee Positions

Habitat Ambassadors Bureau 
We are currently looking for members to join the Habitat Ambassadors Bureau! What is that you ask? It is a small group of individuals who help to increase awareness of Habitat's programs in Montgomery County by speaking at and/or attending various community events such as: employer fairs, charity fairs, team build lunch n' learns, church outreach fairs, community days (such as the upcoming Potomac Day) and other information sessions.
If you have an interest in working with issues related to affordable housing, great communication skills and the willingness to learn more about Habitat then please contact Emily Wulf, our Resource Development VISTA by email ( or phone (301-990-0014 x17) for more information. Don't worry, we provide the training and materials!
Volunteer Tips
Have you ever visited Brookside Gardens?  If not, you should plan a visit soon.  It's a great way to spend a day with friends and family.
In Next Month's Issue...
Watch for more individual build days on the construction site!  We might need some last minute help every now and then.
Stay tuned...
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: November 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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