Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. (Habitat) will host their 4th Annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The location will be at Habitat’s new home at 4515 Babcock St NE, Palm Bay, FL and will start at 6 p.m. This year, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, Warner Brothers has provided the opportunity for affiliates to commemorate the film by making the theme of the Gala, “There’s No Place Like Home.” Guests will have the pleasure of being greeted by characters from the movie, including Mayor William Capote of Palm Bay (as the Great Wizard) and Mayor Kathy Meehan of Melbourne (as Glinda the Good Witch). The Hard Hats and High Heels Gala will offer guests a distinct and memorable experience as the committee transforms the Habitat ReStore into the Emerald City.
In a setting designed by Link Johnston, the evening will begin with a cocktail hour and auction for artwork with special prizes attached. Dinner will be a buffet catered by A Chef’s Touch and dessert by Yellow Dog Café. A live auction will follow with items such as a day with the Parker Brothers and Ride-A-Long with the SWAT team up for bid. The evening will conclude with live entertainment by the Delgado Band.
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“We are excited to announce the addition of 5 key positions – Director of Development, Director of Operations, Director of ReStore, ReStore Manager and ReStore Drivers. These positions will help Habitat increase the capacity our mission which is seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.” said Diane Koenig, Executive Director.
Please click on the link below for a description of the positions that are available. Every applicant must submit a resume and an application for Employment by email to email@example.com or mailed to 4515 Babcock St., NE, Palm Bay, Fl 32905. Applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. (Habitat) Board of Directors is proud to name their new Executive Director, Diane Koenig. Diane joined Habitat on August 8, 2011, when she was named as the ReStore manager. Under her leadership, the ReStore increased volunteerism, sales and donations leading to greater awareness of Habitat in the community.
Prior to joining Habitat, the University of Illinois graduate worked running a home furnishing business in two countries and has 21 years of experience in the retail & design industries. “With God’s help, I look forward to building on the strong foundation that has been built over the last 29 years and serving the community in this role,” added Koenig.
“We are proud to have Diane as the new Executive Director”, said William Welser III, Board President of Brevard Habitat. “She brings tremendous experience and has been the very successful leader of our ReStore for the past three years. We are confident she will achieve the same successes as the executive director of the entire Brevard Habitat team.”]]>
If you missed your morning coffee or seem to be having an off day, we’ve got a 4-foot tall remedy that just might bring a little cheer to your screen. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the American classic, The Wizard of Oz, The Junior Theater Workshop from the Satellite Beach Recreation Center has recently produced a play involving 5 to 12 year old thespians. Here, Cute-as-a-button Kyra Kirchner radiates the purity and warmth of Glinda the Good Witch. We could all use a fresh breath of playful storytelling.
If you missed out on attending their show, or just can’t get enough of the junior Oz characters, mark your calendars for Sunday, August 17th because they will be bringing the Wizard of Oz to the Habitat for Humanity Brevard Yellow Brick Road Sale. They will be performing parts of their play throughout the Sunday opening and at 2 P.M. They will be singing ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. Come see the beloved good witch, the winged monkeys, and the tornado! That’s right; someone will be in a tornado costume.
Pam began volunteering for Habitat on January 15, 2013. “I wanted to be involved with the public because most of my past jobs were people related so I felt comfortable working with the public. I also wanted to do something to keep my mind sharp after I was told I was disabled and unable to work.” As of July, Pam has logged 1,111 volunteer hours working mainly in the ReStore.
“Pam is really a hard worker and she loves to take care of the customers who come into the ReStore to buy items for their home. She is so great to have around that when she is here I can do other jobs knowing that she is up front helping customers,” added Enid Ortiz, Assistant Manager for the ReStore.
Pam added, “My favorite part of the day is the morning. All the drivers and volunteers come in and greet each other. The rest of the day isn’t so bad either; I get to interact with customers.”
“I love being here, the employees are great, the volunteers are great and the customers are great! The end result of what we do, people who would not otherwise be able to purchase a home, having that ability because of the chair that was donated being sold in the ReStore is what keeps me coming back!”
“If you are reading this please stop in the ReStore and say Hi to me!”]]>
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a division of Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. (HFHBC) the ReStore mission is to generate revenue through the sale of donated and reclaimed building materials and related household articles to support the activities of HFHBC. The ReStore Truck driver is responsible for scheduling, pickup and delivery of donated materials and merchandise. Duties may include support of the affiliate’s construction and fundraising programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Schedule and perform pick up of donated materials and delivery of purchases.
2. Organize pickups by location/area.
3. Screen products for operability; perform minor repairs as appropriate.
4. Supervise volunteers and community service workers.
5. Assist in tracking store inventory consistent with established systems and processes.
6. Perform preventative maintenance on ReStore vehicles and equipment.
7. Maintain operator usage log and submit monthly mileage report.
8. Optimize ReStore shipping & receiving and warehouse storage practices.
9. Load all materials; unload when necessary.
10. Perform other incidental and related duties as assigned by the employer.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required
1. Requires attentive and harmonious interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with staff, volunteers, donors, and customers.
2. Practices timely and complete oral and written communications skills.
3. Established record of organizational skills including the ability to schedule pickups and deliveries.
4. Ability to provide direction in a positive and affirming manner.
5. Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds and sustain constant physical activity.
6. Ability to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected shifts in priorities.
7. Ability to operate a 30-foot box truck.
8. Bi-lingual Spanish and English a plus.
Education and Experience:
1. Minimum high school education.
2. Moving company & scheduling experience a plus.
Applicants must have a passion for the mission and ministry of Habitat; ability to lift and carry 75 pounds and sustain constant physical activity, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to perform mathematical calculation for material needs and sales,knowledge of product and use and preventative maintenance of material handling equipment and vehicles, ability to adapt to a fast changing environment and priorities. Must have a valid Class A Florida driver’s license,free of moving violations.
Reports to: ReStore Manager
Salary: Based on Experience
Type:Full-Time (40 hours)
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Brevard County
About the Affiliate:
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. seeks to put God’s love in to action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope,envisioning a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
E-mail or send a resume and salary history to:
4515 BabcockSt. NE
Palm Bay,Florida 32905
In a project that began in February at FIT with a wall raising and culminated on Saturday June 19th with Henry and Brianna Morales getting the keys to their new home, Habitat for Humanity of Brevard completed their third handicap accessible home. Brianna who has been confined to a wheelchair from cerebral palsy will finally be able to do activities around her house that she would not have been otherwise able to do. Light switches are set at a height she can reach from her chair, a kitchen sink she can roll into and a bathroom with two shower settings, one she can reach from her chair.
The home was built with the support of Harris Corporation, Bank of America, Fair Housing Continuum, The Margaret Heins Foundation and the Margaret R. Binz Foundation. “We at Harris are honored to play some small part in making this house a home for Henry and Brianna,” added Bill Brown, President & CEO of Harris Corp.
“I want to give thanks to the many people who have helped build this house that we will begin to make a home. Your helping hands have not gone unnoticed and all of this signifies a brand new start. Throughout this process I have learned how to dream. I’m beginning to see all the things that can be. I can reach for things that I’ve never had in life and achieve a greater independence I once never thought possible. Thank you to Habitat for Humanity, Harris Corporation, and all the wonderful volunteers who unselfishly gave of themselves so that we could see our dreams come true. By believing in this project, you have believed in us, Thank you!”
- Brianna Morales
” I’m very thankful for this dream becoming a reality. Starting from a fresh foundation, this event prepared us for a journey. Our new life will be filled with love, laughter, and joy. Thank you to all who helped us get there.”
Last week we had a lawnmower that would not work and the body was falling apart. Our Site Supervisor Tracey Parrish pushed it to the curb in hopes that someone would be able to fix and use it. When he returned to the site he found it put back by the garage with this note on it!
If you can’t read this note, here is what it says:
I took some time and got an oblonged washer on the motor bolt. Ran fine considering it’s set up for mulching. My donation to your efforts to help our community. Your Friend, Lawn Mower Man
We want you to know where ever you are Lawn Mower Man – Thank You. Your selfless act has inspired us and we hope it inspires others!
Board Chairman, Bill Welser said, “We will miss Charlotte, her many contributions to the affiliate, and her passion for the Habitat mission. We wish her much continued success and Godspeed!”
Wendy Byrnes, currently a Habitat Board Member, will serve as the interim President while a search is being conducted to fill that position.]]>
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County has started a garden area at the new campus at 4515 Babcock St NE in Palm Bay and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to learn gardening from one of our master gardeners, volunteers are needed to help water plants, prune bushes and tend to the beautification of the new campus.
Also needed are groups or individuals who would like to help maintain the new campus in Palm Bay. This is a great project for youth groups who want to give back to the community and help Habitat show off our new home.
If you would like to have your group volunteer or would like to set up a time to come out individually please call Mollie, our volunteer coordinator, at the office, 321-728-4009 ext 106 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org]]>