FALL WINTER 2006 Madison County Habitat for Humanity Cazenovia Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Box 528 Cazenovia, NY 13035 Group Celebrates May Dedication of Number 8 Special points of interest: • Madison County Habitat for Humanity is an all volunteer, Not-for-Profit Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Interna- tional. • 10% of your donations assist a project overseas. Colgate Campus Chapter of Habi- tat for Humanity has faithfully • Economics of Jesus, ex- assisted in the construction of plained. the Huntington Camp Road home. • How you can help. • House in a Box– Hurricane relief. Inside this issue: Most Recent Project 2 New Faces grace the work 2 and embrace the purpose Thank YOU! 3 Economics of Jesus In the Bible there are guides nomics of Jesus is radical in miracle of this cycle gives to help us all live. One that is that the funds that we raise hope to many who would What’s up NEXT??? 3 especially meaningful it one come back to the group in the never achieve home owner- that tells us if a person is in form of mortgage payments. ship the conventional route. need, that you don’t pile on a In this way the donations that There are an increasing num- Volunteers are DUDS! 3 lot of interest when you loan were given to us in 1984 are ber of families who do not Better read this one….. them money. Habitat for still coming back to us in the qualify for commercial bank Humanity has always pro- form of mortgage payments. loans that still long for the Inside Story 5 vided mortgages that charge We use this money to help dignity and security that a a Zero percent interest rate. pay for the current project decent home represents, Radical? Maybe. The Eco- and future ones as well. The thanks to the Economics of Inside Story 6 Jesus. NEWSLETTER FALL 2006 Page 2 What’s in a Name? In the past few years our small population base, two group has had an identity affiliates would not be justi- crisis. In an effort to expand fied. It is thought that to re- the area of service to the incorporate, our group would entire county, Cazenovia be liable to spend many hun- Area Habitat for Humanity, dreds of dollars that would Inc. legally acquired the use be better used to buy materi- of a “doing business as” or als to change lives, than to DBA to refer to our group as simply change our name. Let John Parker works on the Madison County Habitat for us know how you feel about radiant in floor heating sys- Humanity. We still are le- tem which will bring warmth this. and comfort to the fam- gally incorporated as Caze- novia Area HFH, Inc for all transactions and dealings with International Habitat for Hu- manity. Our interest in de- veloping other parts of the county stems from the fact that there are two affiliates in Madison County, and for a Our Most Recent Project– Huntington Camp Road, “Unless the Lord builds the Eaton house, its builders labor in The project for the Insel- the construction of the last two vain” Psalm 127 v. 1 LeBeau family is proceeding projects. The volunteers who through the rigors of winter. have faithfully lent their Sat- The mild winter has been a urday’s to this work have blessing as the heating system been a source of great en- is not quite ready to be used. couragement to the project. The radient system will heat Building a home one day a the concrete slab by sending week is very difficult. When hot water through 1,500 feet no one is on salary, it is truly of tubing. The heating unit a miracle. Please stop by was donated by Raypak, Inc and check out this sermon on of Califoria, through JW Ste- God’s Love that sits out on a vens in Syracuse. This, the quiet country road. Plan to eighth project, has been be a part of this Ministry, find headed by the efforts of us at George Belton who has lead www.madisonhfh.org . New Faces Bring Hope to Family Saturdays were prime time Wheler provided a full day for working on the house. The as we prepared home for thing that has been most sur- drywall. Morrisville College prising and gratifying are the Alumnae, Cazenovia College new faces that have come to and many others have played be regular helpers. Matt, very important roles. The Gene, Bob, Dr. Jim, the Col- fellowship and camaraderie gate group, the other are part of the blessings of “legacy” regulars George, helping out. The Cookie Steve, George, Judy, Peter, Lady always came at 3pm on Pat, Doug, and of course Rich Saturdays. You don’t want to and Tonya join a host of oth- be missing out as they have ers who have shown up from been fresh out of the oven on time to time. Marquardt many occasions. Hope she Switches helped to put up our makes it to the next project! first metal roof. Stearns and NEWSLETTER FALL 2006 Page 3 Thank You Ernie Hackney Bill Brod Linda and John Isler IBEW 43 Electric line to house Siemans Corporation Marquardt Switches Volunteers and Pizza Glauber Equipment Hoyte Concrete/Shawn Septic tank and field WMS Sales Erie Materials Roofing and Blueboard Will Bookhout Steve Cross works on the wiring. Steve lead a volun- Dow Chemical Blueboard Don Clark teer effort to wire the entire house. Raypak, Inc Boiler Kinsella Quarry Stone “Working on a Habitat for Humanity Project is not only fun and a JW Stevens, Raypak Dist. Boiler great learning experience, but to see the family move in and Stearns and Wheler Volunteers make it their own, is very satisfying.” Valley Oil Labor Heard from a volunteer Triangle Tube Indirect water Heater Bob Hood What’s coming up? House in a Box– Gulfport New Leadership takes over the reigns. New Project in Madison County New volunteers have a huge impact on the work. Site Selection Family Selection Fundraising Plan and Imple- mentation Habitat Volunteers are DUDS! By Steve Cross lars! But my heart lies right a few really good profes- Well now, do I have your atten- here with our own Madison sionals and I’ve had a tion? This article is really about County Chapter. And our chance to teach what I know what I think is so special about budget is barely allowing us to to a few people as well. Habitat and why I participate. build one house this year. Plus, some solid friendships First, let me tell you that Habi- BUT………….. tat is an international organiza- have been made while driv- We are helping one family tion that touches almost every ing nails and cutting two by in Madison County. A part of the globe. In the U.S. family with three beautiful fours. alone it is the largest builder of children, who deserve to live in Why wouldn’t I think that individual homes. Many of our a house, play in a yard and volunteering with Habitat is Energy Savers of Cen- volunteers have had the oppor- enjoy a clean and safe environ- special? tral NY provided the tunity to work with other Habi- ment. Why wouldn’t I think ceiling insulation and tat affiliates, some even profes- that volunteering with Habitat By the way, Habitat volun- much of the heat saving sionally. I worked a few days is special? insulation for the walls teers are DUDS…. with a chapter in Florida last year that had an annual budget I have had a chance to learn approaching two million dol- Dedicated, Unselfish, some building techniques from Devoted and Special New Board Leadership Peter Cann - President Bill Maxian– Vice President Judy Parker - Secretary Habitat for Humanity Box 528 Jon Maisey- Treasurer Cazenovia, NY 13035 Fund Raising Chair: Amy DeJohn/ Dr. Jim Brod Phone: 1-866-751-6340 Fax: 315-655-9662 Building Chair: George Belton E-mail: CAZHAB@gmail.com Family Selection Chair: Doug Taber We Build Good ™ Site Selection Chair: George Belton …. Since 1984 Newsletter : George Baier WWW.MADISON HFH.ORG Family selected required to donate 500 Hours of work When a family is selected to participate in the program, they agree to donate 500 volunteer hours towards the completion of their home or another family’s home. As in the past, friends and relatives are able to donate hours on behalf of the family. The idea of having families donating hours of time is critical to the success of the ministry. It is a hand up rather than a hand out. The volunteers who come to help are more excited about building a home WITH a family than FOR a family. It is a joy also to meet the children who will make the house their home. The next project is in the planning stages. We are in the process of selecting families with which to participate. The contact person is Doug Taber at 315-662-7475, or email him at: email@example.com Construction started in August of 2005 and attracted many new volunteers who have work And this just in…. in nice weather and, well you know... The city of Oneida is considering a gift to Madison Co. HFH a lot con- taining 14 individual building sites. A road would have to be built be- fore we could build. The Dept of Commerce announced this month that Habitat for Humanity affiliates (we are #50!) are eligible for 25,000 dollar grants for purchase of wood to build homes. Money will be available next year. Result of a trade agreement with Canada.. NO WAY!…..Yes, WAY!