By Peter Schmeling Hello! My name is Peter Schmeling and I am the current Board of Directors President for the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. Just a little about my Habitat story and family. I started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in college at Bradley University. When I returned to Rockford in 2017, I began … Continue reading A Letter From our Board President
Stefano is one of our ReStore receiving clerks, meaning he sees nearly every single donation that passes through the ReStore doors. “I take in all the donations and put everything out on the floor once it’s priced,” he said. This is a fast-paced part of the ReStore process that is absolutely necessary for the store … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Stefano
Tenisha, who works for a health insurance company, and her husband Tervern have been incredibly busy raising five kids over the last 18 years. Their boys are 18, 16, and 14. Their girls are 12 and 10. And if that hasn’t kept them busy enough, they are constantly running between practice and games for football, … Continue reading Homeowner Spotlight: Tenisha
Caitlyn is our Homeowner Services Coordinator, meaning she works with every potential applicant, homebuyer, and homeowner throughout their entire homeownership journey, even after they have paid off their mortgage. She joined the RAHFH team in the summer of 2014, after two service years with other housing organizations (one year through GrinnellCorps with Jericho Road Housing … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Caitlyn
Late in 2020, The Home Depot Foundation provided Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHFH) with funding to complete two critical roof repairs for two veterans in Rockford. We partnered with Ken-Z roofing to complete the repairs in December. One of the roof repairs was for Tom, a 92-year-old veteran. This isn’t his family’s only connection … Continue reading Impact Story: Tom, Kathy, and Brooke
By Glasa Gottschalk The world has been forever changed by 2020. At the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHFH), it was the year we launched our first ever Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Alongside the rest of our country, our organization was confronted with the inequity existing in our policy and structure as a … Continue reading Furthering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at RAHFH
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