According to Eagles auxiliary president Buffy McPike, “Habitat for Humanity was important to us because as an Eagle member, you take pride in what you help build–the creation of a home. Helping local families achieve their dream of homeownership and in-turn supporting children by giving them the chance to thrive in our community is a win-win.”
Each year, the Eagles select a local non-profit organization to support and then spend the year raising money through many avenues.
“Giving back locally is so important to our aerie,” commented McPike. “We do events and activities all year long, everything from yard sales and raffles to dinners and silent auctions. It all adds up.”
Since making this intentional effort, the Eagles have raised close to $60,000 that has gone directly back into the Bloomington community. Next year’s beneficiary is New Hope for Families.
“We are so honored to have been selected by the Bloomington Eagles as this year’s President’s Project recipient,” comments Wendi Goodlett, president and chief executive officer for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. “These funds will make a strong and direct impact in helping families in Bloomington take steps towards home ownership and in ending the cycle of poverty.”
For more information about the Bloomington Eagles and their efforts here in Monroe County, visit their Facebook page.
After collecting surveys and requesting feedback from our donor constituency and loyal customers, our Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore team has implemented some changes to the ReStore’s hours.
Deemed Summer Hours in this initial phase, the team will be evaluating everything to make sure this is a good fit for the store as well as our supporters. Shopping and donating hours have been extended on two days and on Mondays the store will only be open to accept donations.
Monday: 10:30am-5:30pm, open for drop-off donations ONLY (no retail hours)
For more information, updates on merchandise and general sales and promotion, visit the ReStore Facebook page.
This year’s Home Builders Blitz was a resounding success in large part to the support and tireless work of our signature builders, subcontractors and suppliers! Over only ten days this amazing community came together to build four homes and help four families plant roots here in Monroe County and take the first step out of poverty.
Builders Blitz is a ten-day biennial build during which local professional home builders join together with their subcontractors and suppliers to build houses for future Habitat homeowners with donated materials and labor. This year, proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore also underwrote the cost of THREE of the four homes!
The signature home builders who are sponsoring the 2018 Builders Blitz are:
Our generous suppliers and subcontractors include:
- ABC Supply Co. Inc.
- Abell Nursery
- Advent Decorating
- Affordable Termite & Pest Control
- Aliano Electric
- Anderson Plumbing
- Associates Four Services
- Bender Lumber
- Black Lumber Company
- Btown Clean LLC
- Building Associates Inc.
- Carpets Plus Colortile
- City Glass
- Clark Excavating
- Closets, Too!
- Commercial Service
- Cornerstone Roofing
- DL Electric
- Electric Services & Plumbing
- Elite Electric Inc.
- Experience Technology
- Foundation Building Materials
- Gale Insulation
- George Waldon Drywall
- Graber Post Buildings Inc.
- Harrell-Fish Inc.
- Home Exterior Specialists
- Hoosier Winsupply
- IMI Bloomington
- Indiana Spray Foam
- Indiana Door & Hardware
- J&D Wagler Construction
- JR Richardson & Sons Seamless Guttering Inc.
- K&K Industries Inc.
- Kirby Risk Electrical Supply
- Koontz Construction LLC
- Laminated Tops
- Modern Masterpieces Painting & Cleaning
- MPI Solar
- Pella Windows & Doors of Bloomington
- Plumb Boss Inc.
- Prolific Painting
- R&S Plumbing
- Rader Masonry
- RC Drywall and Painting
- RCV Roofing & Seamless Gutters
- Rake Cabinetry
- Reardon Painting
- Republic Services
- Riverway Plumbing
- Tommy D’s Windows, Doors & More, Inc.
- Wagler Custom Homes
- Wisley Painting
Photo courtesy of the IU Foundation.
Wendi L. Goodlett, Director of Development for Major Gifts in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been appointed interim CEO for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County by the Board of Directors.
“Wendi is an ideal person to lead the organization and advance our mission in the months ahead,” said Jason Urbanski, President of the Board of Directors. “Her professional background and vast and diverse experience with Habitat for Humanity will serve our families, the affiliate and our community well as we move forward with many exciting projects and initiatives.”
Wendi will begin her new role, full-time, with the affiliate on July 1, 2018.
“It is truly a privilege to assume this responsibility and broaden my commitment to Habitat for Humanity, and all it stands for, in this new role,” said Goodlett. “I look forward to working with our families, excellent staff, the many dedicated volunteers, wonderfully generous donors and the Board of Directors to support the integral role Habitat for Humanity plays in Monroe County.”
Goodlett has a bachelor of arts in communication from Hanover College. Much of her professional experience has been in the field of development and advancement, which is vital to Habitat for Humanity’s mission and success. Additionally, she has worked tirelessly as a volunteer in many capacities over the last decade.
“Wendi has been heavily involved at many levels of the organization,” commented Urbanski. “She has volunteered regularly as a construction crew leader, worked extensively in the Family Selection process and has served on the Board of Directors for five years”. In 2013, Goodlett was awarded the affiliate’s Volunteer of the Year award for her service to Habitat for Humanity.
A search for a permanent CEO will be announced at a later date.