Homes, Families, Communities and Hope!
A “Sweet Deal ”
AIA Cote Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Annual Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Blue Chip Cookies and Cincinnati Habitat for Human-
ity have struck up a Sweet Deal to help build houses
Volunteer Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . .3
for area families in need! Loveland, Ohio-based Blue
2009 Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Chip Cookies and Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Young Professionals . . . . . . . . . .5 are proud to announce their new partnership. A portion
Letter From Director . . . . . . . . . . 5 of the sales from every online purchase of Blue Chip
Partner Family Story . . . . . . . . . . .6 Cookies will go to assisting Habitat for Humanity in its
efforts to eliminate substandard housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes
2010 Census . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
to sell to low-income families in need.
Building “Bits” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
What’s New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 “We are very excited about our new partnership with Habitat for Humanity. This is
such a simple way for people to support a great cause and we are proud to be a part of
Mission Robert W. Edgecomb
it,” said Donna Drury, President Blue Chip Cookies. “With the holiday season coming
Statement New Construction up, this is a great opportunity for those buying cookies for corporate gifts, family and
friends to get a significant discount while showing their support for area families in
Cincinnati Habitat Robert Mermelstein need of a good home.”
for Humanity is a Procurement Manager
There’s a good chance that you’ll need to send some gifts this holiday season. Why
Helen Spieler not show your thanks or appreciation by giving a gift that will “build” a difference?
housing ministry that Family Services Here is how it works:
seeks to eliminate Manager
by building and Jan L. Craig 1. If you purchase Blue Chip Cookies, www.bluechipcookies.com, and input the code
Business Manager HFH2009, Blue Chip Cookies will automatically double their donation to Habitat for
decent, affordable Pam Dempster Humanity. In addition, you will also become a “Blue Chip Builder” and receive 10%
homes to sell to Volunteer Coordinator off all future orders placed online, HFH will continue to receive double the donation
low-income families each time you purchase.
in need. Donna Breen
2. Corporate Gifts: If you want to place a large order of 20 dozen or more, for cor-
Staff John McEwan porate gifts or events, you will receive a significant corporate discount and HFH will
Tom Salzbrun Rehabs
receive double donation vs. our standard. Just provide the code HFH2009.
Marissa D. Woodly Property Acquisition &
Development Director Design Manager
The future is
Green for Habitat in Cincinnati!
Especially during difficult and Newark (near Columbus) and the designs will then
economic times, with ever- be made available to all 70 Habitat affiliates in Ohio.
increasing utility and health
insurance costs, measures of Category winners were announced September 21, and
home affordability must also the overall state winners were announced at the AIA
include energy efficiency, Ohio Annual Meeting at the 2009 AIA Ohio Valley Re-
annual utility costs, and the gion Convention October 1-3.
The winning Lead Architect in the urban category is
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity has teamed up with Allison Beer and her teammate Jessica Farmer, spon-
the American Institute of Architects Committee on the sored by the architectural firm, SHP. Allison and
Environment, Habitat affiliates of Greater Cleveland Jessica’s design also won “Best of Show” for the entire
and Licking County, and Habitat for Humanity of Ohio statewide competition across all three urban/suburban/
to conduct an architecture competition for affordable rural categories.
and environmentally sustainable house models in three
category locations: urban, suburban, and rural. Cincinnati Habitat will soon begin working with the
urban category’s winning team to develop a full draw-
ing set to be built in Cincinnati during 2010. For more
The first place winners of each category information on the competition as well as a complete list
will be built during the 2010 build season. of winners and their designs, please visit http://www.
Entries were judged on cost, buildability, and neighbor-
hood context as well as integration of environmental
strategies including impact on the site, water efficiency,
energy use, material use, and indoor environmental
quality. The Cincinnati entrants were asked to meet
Energy Star +Indoor Air Quality standards in addition to
requirements of the 2030 Challenge® issued by Archi-
tecture 2030 (52 on the HERS Index).
The first place winners of each category will be built
during the 2010 build season in Cincinnati, Cleveland,
Annual Dinner & Celebration
Cincinnati Habitat celebrated its 23rd year of building at its Annual Dinner and Celebration on November 1, 2009.
We welcomed over 200 guests at Cincinnati Christian University to share in fellowship and celebration of not only
this year’s accomplishments but the bright future we are building at Cincinnati Habitat to help more families than
ever before. We also honored volunteer Dick Barbian who has been a construction site leader building with the East-
side Coalition for over 10 years. Dick and Cliff Buchman, a longtime electrical volunteer, were recognized with the
2009 “Faith in Action” Award for their long-standing and unwavering commitment to their community and neigh-
bors in need through their work with Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity.
Keynote Tom Salzbrun talks
Speaker, Dan about Building CHFH’s
Nowlin of New Beginning
The Moses, Nowlin
and Prather Families .
The Little, Cephas and
The Allen Family, Board Members Scott Families .
Sheila Holmes Howard and Will
Kays, along with his wife Myra of
Cincinnati Bell who helped make Tom with the Barbians after
the 2009 event possible with their Dick is presented with the
sponsorship . 2009 Faith in Action Award
from CHFH . Eastside friends .
VOLUNTEER SpOTLighT Shalom friends .
Our friends from
Bobbie Bahler O’Keeffe
David, who lives here in Cincinnati.
Emily, their daughter, resides in Mil- Cincinnati Habitat
waukee with her husband and
2-year old son, Riley, whom Bobbie
Board of Directors
spends a lot of time traveling back and
forth to visit. Bobbie also enjoys spend- Bill Zeeb
ing time with her 91 year old mother President
who lives nearby. Stephen M. Griffith, Esq.
Bobbie first became involved with Cin- Bobbie served on the Alumni Board William Kays
cinnati Habitat 11 years ago when she of DePauw University. She was named Treasurer
and her husband, Stan, volunteered to Mariemont’s “Citizen of the Year” in
become Family Advocates. It was such 1994 for her work in a major recycling Geoff Barnes
a great experience for them that they project. In 2007, Bobbie traveled with Carl Bergman
served in this role 3 more times! Rather Mayor Mallory to the Ukraine in con- Lucille Conley
than working in the construction of nection with the “Sister City Project.” Tim Gerbus
homes, Bobbie volunteers in the office Bobbie enjoys her walking group, play- Larry Gray
where she can continue to be involved ing tennis, reading and traveling. Sheila Holmes Howard
by helping with a variety of tasks. We Charles King, Jr.
are very grateful to Bobbie for all the Even though Bobbie survived a trau-
hard work she has put into organizing matic attack by our office paper-folding
and making available all the pictures machine, she still volunteers in our
taken of every home and of all the fami- office. Bobbie would like to tell those
who might be interested in volunteering Teala McQuilkin
lies we have partnered with since our
in Cincinnati Habitat’s office that “it is Carolyn Moseley
beginning in 1986.
more fun than work, and because of a James P. Murphy, Jr., CFP
‘lean’ staff, you know you are needed!” Judy Pershern
After growing up in Cleveland, Bob-
bie moved to Cincinnati 30 years ago John Soller
when her husband, Stan, began working Thank you, Bobbie, for all you do for
for P&G. Bobbie and Stan have a son, Cincinnati Habitat!
Our 2009 Homes
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Community Build #5
555 Hale Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sponsor(s): Anonymous Donor
Family: Dale Freeman
Eastside Coalition #31 Home Madisonville Coalition #4 Home The Michelle Moses Memorial Home
3458 Hallwood Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 5010 Stewart Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 2016 Ryan Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
45229 (Avondale) 45227 (Madisonville) 45219 (Mt. Auburn)
Sponsor(s): Eastside Coalition of Sponsor(s): Church of the Redeemer, Sponsor(s): Friends & Family of
Churches Armstrong Chapel UMC, US Bank Michelle Moses and
Family: Casandra Engleman Family: Mary Dixie Sunglass Hut/Luxottica Associates
Family: Danetta Lumpkins
Thrivent Builds Home #6/Eastside
Coalition #32 Home
3454 Hallwood Place, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sponsor(s): Thrivent Financial for
Lutherans, The Doretta Brown Estate
Leadership: Eastside Coalition of
Family: Jonathan & Ashley Cephas
The Ohio National #1 and #2 Homes
The Westfed Coalition #22 Home Sponsor for both homes:
3651 Fyffe Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio National Financial Services
Sponsor(s): Westfed Coalition of #1: 3717 Standish Avenue, Cincinnati,
Churches, Wells Fargo, Cincinnati Ohio 45213 (Kennedy Heights)
Habitat for Humanity Young Profes- Family: John & Yeamata Kollie
Family: Korotoumou Kane #2: 3450 Hallwood Place, Cincinnati,
Ohio 45229 (Avondale)
Family: Knikita Howard & Terrell Scott
The Shalom Coalition #13 Home Primary
1214 Lincoln Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
45206 (Walnut Hills) The Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Sponsor(s): Shalom Coalition of Community Rehab
Churches 3558 Harvey Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family: Lashay Johnson 45229 (Avondale)
Sponsor(s): The Holzberger Family Hu-
manitarian Foundation, Xavier Univer-
sity HFH Campus Chapter, Crossroads
Community Church, The George B.
Riley Trust Estate
Leadership: Crossroads Community
Family: Evette Allen
The Delta Air Lines Home
3255 Wolseley Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sponsor(s): Delta Air Lines
Family: DeAndra Eberhart
VOLUNTEER Do More… with Cincinnati
OPPORTUNITIES Habitat Young Professionals
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is looking Are you looking to Do More? We are looking for volunteers to assist with Cincin-
for people who want to take part in the life- nati Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals’ (CHYP) event-based fund-raisers
changing experience of building a home for in 2010. We have multiple needs for assistance on committees for event planning,
local families in need of housing! We have event staffing, marketing and promotions, graphic design, public relations, mem-
new opportunities for volunteers, ages 18 bership recruitment and more! If you are interested in getting more involved in
and up, to participate on house sites located your community, having fun and meeting great new people, we welcome you to
throughout Cincinnati. All our volunteers are Do More and get involved with CHYP! If interested please contact Jennifer Day,
at various stages of experience. President of the CHYP Board for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction Opportunities Raise the Roof 5k Run & Walk Social Gatherings
CONSTRUCTION: (No experience is re-
quired) Cincinnati Habitat provides training
and skilled leaders who provide direction to
volunteers on the site. We need 15 volunteers
a day. Invite family and friends -- we have
plenty of room!
CONSTRUCTION SITE LEADERS: We are
seeking team builders who have a passion for
Habitat for Humanity and are available for a
build cycle. The ideal candidate has a back-
ground in residential construction (carpentry)
and has the ability to lead groups of up to 20 CHYP works on site
Non-Construction Opportunities Letter from The ReStore has a three-fold mission:
• Provide additional funding to support the
There are still ways for you to help provide the Executive Director housebuilding goals of Cincinnati Habitat for
simple, decent, affordable housing for low-
In Acts 18:3, we • Expand opportunities to support a broader
income families. If you would like to con-
learn that the base of the community by providing low-cost
tribute to Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity in materials.
other ways, consider some of the following Apostle Paul
• Divert construction and household materials
opportunities: was a tentmak-
from landfills and protect the environment.
er, working in
LUNCHES: Every construction site needs the marketplace The market niche that the ReStore will oc-
groups, churches or individuals to provide to support him- cupy looks to be strong and poised for future
lunch for the hard-working volunteers. Habi- self financially in order to do his ministry growth as a reliable source of funding for
tat for Humanity has a long-standing tradition work. Tentmaking has become a part our operations in an otherwise challenging
of today’s Christian mission lexicon to financial environment.
of providing a meal to those working on the
job site, but we need volunteers to provide describe marketplace ventures that fund
ministry work. Are you interested?
this service. It is a much-needed and very- Here is your call to action. We need:
appreciated task. • Individuals, organizations, companies and
By spring 2010, Cincinnati Habitat for foundations who can help us obtain items
OFFICE ASSISTANTS: Volunteers experi- Humanity will be opening the doors to a necessary to equip the ReStore, such as store
enced in Word for Windows, Excel and da- new earned income venture that will sup- fixtures, signage, equipment, forklifts, trucks,
tabase software are needed to help with data port the work of our ministry. “ReStore” etc.
entry, typing, copying, filing and mailing. as it will be called, will sell new and • Volunteers that are interested in helping us
used building materials and other select set-up the ReStore or work in the ReStore
household items, such as furniture, to the once it is established.
FAMILY ADVOCATES: Individuals or a • Individuals and companies that are inter-
pair of volunteers that serve as the liaison for general public.
ested in donating new and used building and
the Partner Family during the construction construction materials.
of their home and work on site 1-2 times per
month with the family. If you can help, please call for more
information at: 513-621-4147 ext 200.
For additional information call
513-621-4147 ext 220
or email email@example.com
FOCUS ON FAMILY The
Dale Freeman Dale Freeman, father of one daughter
and four sons, is only the second single
can’t control life and you can’t change
the past, but you can trust God will pull
Family father to buy a home with Cincinnati you through if you do your part and I
Habitat. Dale’s story is one of faith, was ready.” The charges were dropped
determination and redemption. He was and Dale had a new opportunity.
on his way to becoming a statistic when
he served one year for drug trafficking Dale then met Mr. Howell from South-
in 1988. ern Baptist church who told him he
was going to give him a second chance
When released, it was a constant strug- because no one else would and Dale has
gle to be the provider, the father and the now worked there for eight years. Dale
man he had hoped to be. Dale became a said, “Mr. Howell has always believed
certified cable technician and trained for in me and been there for my family and
a year in the Carolinas after Hurricane that has meant the world.”
Hugo. Returning to Ohio, he thought he
had earned his break, but his criminal In 2005, Dale was awarded custody
record kept him from being hired. Each of his two youngest sons. Dale said,
time he did what he was supposed to, “When I was younger I wasn’t the father
the door would close and Dale felt like I wanted to be. I didn’t know how to be
life was unraveling. a dad. Mine wasn’t around much, but I
Dale Freeman, fiancé Cheryl Glenn and saw my friends with dads and knew it
Dale’s three younger sons. made a difference. I wanted that for all
“I then decided to give it
of my children and now I had that op-
up to God and prayed for a portunity.”
Dale said he sees many young men in
the community making his same mis-
takes and struggling to make changes.
One recently said to him, “If I knew my
dad, I would have wanted him to be just
like you.” This says so much about the
man Dale has become.
But, Dale’s story would not be ending
(or beginning) with buying a Habitat
home without the faith, donations and
work invested by the volunteers. Dale
said, “Working with the volunteers each
Above: week and buying my own home has
Construction progress been such a blessing for my family.”
Above Right: Dale’s
House on Dedication Day
Right: Dale working on It is not just a blessing for Dale, as
John McEwan, Construction Manager,
said, “It has been a blessing to watch
Dale with his sons, how much he loves
them and how much they respect him.
Volunteers have had a real “Habitat”
experience working with Dale and I am
thankful for the privilege to know and
work beside him.”
In 2001, Dale was facing a three-year All of us want to say thank you to Dale,
prison term for felonious assault. Dale and his sons, for making their build a
said, “I then decided to give it up to God true picture of faith in action.
and prayed for a second chance. You
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