Habitat Newburgh’s Annual Volunteer Fair

On Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10 AM to 12 PM, Habitat Newburgh will hold its annual volunteer recruitment event.  Individuals of all talents, interests, and skill levels are invited to learn more about becoming a volunteer with Habitat Newburgh.  Current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the variety of volunteer opportunities available

Volunteers are an integral part of every aspect of Habitat Newburgh’s work.  From hammering nails on site, to planning fundraisers, working at the ReStore, and guiding families through their journey to home-ownership, Habitat volunteers are the heart of this organization.

For more information on Habitat Newburgh, please visit www.HabitatNewburgh.org or call 845 568-6035 ext. 110.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is dedicated to providing safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with hard-working families in need. Reaching across racial, cultural, and religious boundaries, we seek to restore a sense of community with the common goal of strong neighborhoods and dignity through home-ownership.

Founded in October of 1999, Habitat Newburgh is one of 1,500 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International and is the largest and most productive affiliate in the Hudson Valley.  To date, we have completed 51 decent and affordable homes in one of the most distressed urban areas in the United States and the largest single historical district in New York State.  59 families (194 children and 93 adults) earning between 25-50% of the area median income, have demonstrated a willingness to partner with Habitat Newburgh by investing sweat equity into the construction of our homes, participating in required homeowner education classes, and signing a mortgage.  Additionally, our home building efforts have returned over $8.7 million to the assessed property values to the City of Newburgh. www.HabitatNewburgh.org.