31 Belvidere Avenue
Washington, NJ 07882
Newsletter Spring 2011
WCHFH completes and dedicates seventh home!
Warren County Habitat for Humanity dedicated its on Prosper Way in Washington, but also generous
seventh partner family home on Sunday, April 3. gifts and the keys to their new home!
Homeowner, Cindy and her two daughters Jessica Special thanks to the Dedication Committee (Donna
and Katie not only received the well wishes of the Detrick, Fran Pilch, Connie Thompson, Sue
many volunteers who worked to complete the house Trimmer, Dolores Wilkinson, Karen Mullholland,
and Judy Ours) for a flawless and heartwarming
Just some of the hundreds of volunteers who worked on the
Katie, Jessica, and Cindy receiving the keys to their new home Prosper Way home.
from Mary Trubeck, WCHFH Architect.
Donald and Lola Burd: Answering the call to help those in need
By Vic Bozzuffi
Several months ago, I was invited to attend a fire hall. I could sense that Donald was not at ease
surprise 60th birthday party for Donald Burd, a being the focus of attention, but nevertheless, he sat
licensed electrician and one of our Habitat and endured the procession of friends and
volunteers. Following an evening of socializing, acquaintances who related their fondest memories
eating and music, the house lights were dimmed and of past experiences with him.
Donald was asked to take a seat in the center of the (continued on page 2)
Warren County Habitat for Humanity 1 Newsletter, Spring 2011
The essence of their spoken words was that Donald, model. Grandson, Taylor, is already a regular at our
when asked, never failed to offer his assistance Saturday builds.
freely and without condition whether in his role as
an electrician, neighbor, or friend. Late last year, Donald was diagnosed with cancer.
Not long after surgery and follow-up rehabilitation,
Recently, Donald has taken the initiative and he was back at work with us. However, a few
leadership in all of the required electrical work at months later the cancer returned. A second
both the WCHFH Center (WCHFH‘s new office operation was performed in February and it now
and Thrift Store appears that he will be fine.
at 31 Belvidere
Avenue in Through it all, Donald remained committed to
Washington) and completing the electrical work at Prosper Way on
the residential schedule. Despite surgeries, doctors' appointments,
builds. He also and rehabilitation, everything was ready for the
does a great job April 4 dedication of the Washington house.
electrical supply Thank you Donald and Lola Burd for your
firms to donate commitment to our cause, and for your partnership
needed materials. We are indeed fortunate to count with our Habitat family!
Donald and his wife, Lola, amongst a core group of
talented and dedicated volunteers who continue to
provide our fellow Warren County residents with
affordable housing. Need a reliable contractor?
Visit the WCHFH website
While helping others is a routine act for Donald,
serving the greater good is an essential part of his (www.warrenhabitat.org) for a list of contractors
approach to life; whether it‘s answering his who have continually provided service.
country's call to duty as a soldier in Viet Nam, Please support these generous people.
assisting neighbors, or helping to build homes for
Habitat for Humanity. His children and
grandchildren are fortunate to have such a role
Store to Store: Affiliate to Affiliate
Thrift Store Manager Karen Mullholland and several
Thrift Store volunteers recently made their way to the
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Restore to offer
help reorganize this store.
―No ‗thanks‘ is big enough to express what an impact
your changes made,‖ said Linda Bird of the Sussex
County Habitat affiliate. ―There are so many examples
of techniques we can learn and implement. I firmly
believe in building affiliate connections, and your team
Thrift Store Hours:
proved why this is so important.‖ This is another great Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
example of the WCHFH volunteer spirit in action. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Warren County Habitat for Humanity 2 Newsletter, Spring 2011
Hope in the Hills Help Wanted!
Volunteer in April and June! Volunteer opportunities abound!
Hope in the Hills of Warren recently became an official
Please call the office if you can help with any of the
―community extension‖ of the Warren County Habitat
for Humanity affiliate and we are already planning
“Go-For’s” are needed to help pick up furniture
Hope in the Hills provides minor home repairs for low- and Thrift Store donations from time to time.
income, disabled and elderly homeowners within our When giving your contact information, please
community. Two mission events are schedule in April let us know if you have a van or pick-up truck
and June. for larger items.
Lunch providers are needed, especially for our
April Weekend of Hope: hard-working Wednesday crews!
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1
Light cleaning is needed every two weeks at
Friday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
the Center. (Two bathrooms, meeting room and
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm hallways.)
Cost is $25 per volunteer and includes materials for the
jobs, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, snacks & t-shirt. Please call the WCHFH office at 908-835-1338 if
you are interested in any of these opportunities.
June Weekend of Hope:
Saturday, June 25 – Monday, June 27
Saturday and Monday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donate a car to
Cost is $25 per volunteer and includes materials for the Cars for Homes
jobs, daily breakfast, snacks & t-shirt. Habitat for Humanity’s donation
Both events will focus on painting, light home
repair/construction (decks, porches, stairs, and ramps)
By donating a car to Habitat‘s Cars for Homes™
and landscape work for the senior, disabled, and low-
income residents in the Warren Hills area.
vehicle donation program, you help WCHFH
families in need get a hand up, not a hand out.
To volunteer, please download, complete and return an
It‘s quick and easy to donate your used cars, trucks,
application. (Visit hopeinthehillsofwarren.com and click
boats, RVs, motorcycles, construction equipment or
―Volunteer in 2011‖.)
other vehicles—running or not! Plus, you may be
eligible for a tax deduction if you itemize. (Consult
Please note: The volunteer application deadline for the
the IRS or your tax advisor for details.)
June Weekend of Hope is May 1, 2011. Completed
applications should be mailed to:
Car donations help Warren County partner families
Hope in the Hills of Warren build homes and the hope of a better life!
Habitat for Humanity
31 Belvidere Avenue Donate a car, truck, boat or RV to
Washington, New Jersey 07882 Cars for Homes™
For more information contact Pauline Albrecht at
Call (877) 277-4344 toll-free, or
email@example.com or 475-4453, 763-1954.
donate vehicles online.
Warren County Habitat for Humanity 3 Newsletter, Spring 2011
Ashley Furniture in Phillipsburg Supports WCHFH!
Ashley Furniture in Phillipsburg recently presented kind of furniture can be accepted and how to
Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) contact the store to make donations.
with a check for $1,000. The donation will be used
to help the affiliate purchase a box truck needed for WCHFH President Karen Hillyer explains that
furniture donations made to WCHFH‘s Thrift Store furniture donations have a positive impact on both
at 31 Belvidere Avenue in Washington Boro. our community and our environment. ―One of the
goals of Habitat for Humanity is to be as ‗green‘ as
possible,‖ Hillyer explains. ―Ashley Furniture‘s
commitment means that this gently used furniture
will not go into a landfill. In addition, furniture that
might be affordable to some is now affordable to all
through our store. It‘s a true win-win situation.‖
Proceeds from Thrift Store furniture sales are used
by WCHFH to build affordable homes with partner
families, providing a hand up instead of a hand out.
Mark Your Calendar:
(L to R): Marcie Schorno, Ashley Store Manager; Barry DiMaio, Upcoming WCHFH
owner; Doris Blankley WCHFH Retail Coordinator; Karen
Hillyer WCHFH President
―We have so many kind people who want to donate APRIL 16, 2011 – 8th Annual Silent &
gently used furniture, but we don‘t have a truck to Live Auction.
pick up these goods,‖ explains Doris Blankley,
Retail Coordinator of WCHFH. ―This money will SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
help us grow. We know that with this donation, – Indoor Yard & Furniture Sale from 9 a.m. to
WCHFH will have more funds to help more people 2 p.m. at the WCHFH Center.
living in substandard housing with the opportunity
to purchase their own home.‖
SEPTEMBER 2011 – WCHFH & Family
Promise Run & Walk-a-thon.
Larger furniture is sold at the WCHFH Center on
the second Saturday of every month from 9 to 2
SEPTEMBER 2011 - 2ND Annual WCHFH
p.m. The smaller furniture items are available
Hammer Down Poker Run.
during regular Thrift Store hours, Tuesdays through
Saturdays (see page 2 for complete store hours).
In addition to the monetary donation, Ashley See the Summer 2011 Newsletter for
employees will let customers know that gently used information about our next build in
furniture being replaced can be donated to the Phillipsburg!
WCHFH Thrift Store, offering details about what
Warren County Habitat for Humanity 4 Newsletter, Spring 2011