Board of Directors accept Executive Director’s resignation

Contact: John Hensley

Telephone: 540-551-3232

Email: info@warrencountyhabitat.org 

Website: www.warrencountyhabitat.org 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2018

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Lee Smith Osina’s departure as Executive Director of Warren County Habitat for Humanity, effective December 18, 2017. Lee has been a champion of our organization and garnered community support for the need for affordable housing opportunities in Warren County since her start date in 2016.

The Board, members and partners alike will miss Lee. We look forward to following the success of her career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Warren County Habitat for Humanity as we continue to support our community to create affordable housing opportunities in Warren County.… Read More

Giving Tuesday

GIVING TUESDAY

November 28, 2017

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the national #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday is your chance to start the holiday season with the spirit of giving. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, businesses, students, community centers and families around the world will come together for one common purpose: to embrace generosity and to give.

With your #GivingTuesday donation, local families are able to purchase an affordable Warren County Habitat for Humanity home. Stability, safety and a bright future is made possible for these families and their children thanks to donors like you.

Home is where memories are made. With a stable Warren County Habitat home, parents have less financial stress and become more invested in their community.Read More

Volunteer Opportunity: Board Member Secretary Position Needed!

WCHFH Secretary Position Description_2017

Warren County Habitat for Humanity has a vacancy on our Board of Directors! If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors as the Secretary please read the Position Description (above) and call or send an email to include your name, your interest in the position and any questions you may have. The Secretary must be able to attend all board meetings located in Front Royal, VA the Third Thursday of each month from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

If you are interested in this volunteer position call the WCHFH Office: 540-551-3232 or email info@warrencountyhabitat.org

We hope you will join us in making affordable housing a reality in Warren County!… Read More

Meet a Habitat Warren County Board Member!

 

Rachel Krempasky, CAVS, CDVS 

Rachel Krempasky, CAVS, CDVS is a longtime supporter and enthusiast of Habitat for Humanity. She is a Habitat AmeriCorps Alumna where she served as a Construction Assistant at the Twin Cities Habitat Affiliate in 2001. Rachel holds the Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) credential in volunteer management through the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) and the Certification for Directors of Volunteer Service (CDVS) credential through the Society of HealthCare Volunteer Leaders (SHVL). She has over 20 years of experience in Volunteer Administration, including serving as the Volunteer Manager for the Habitat Northern Virginia Affiliate from 2010-2013.  She currently serves as the Volunteer Services Department Manager at Inova Loudoun Hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Early Childhood Education at James Madison University in 2000 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Administration with Villanova University.… Read More

Habitat For Humanity of Warren County receives gift of land in Linden

 

Front Royal, VA

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County is delighted to report that it has received a gift of two lots of land located in Skyland Estates.  The two lots, valued at $5000 each, came from Dr. and Mrs. Robert and Louise Tano, of Ellicott City, MD, and Mr. and Mrs. Perry and Fran Hudson of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

The two former owners of the land contacted the Warren County Habitat office last month, and offered the two lots as a gift to the local affiliate.

After investigating and examining the lots, Warren County Habitat Board members determined that they would accept the lots with the intention of planning a Warren County Habitat building project in the future.… Read More

Meet a Habitat Warren County Board Member!

Photo of Board Member Edwin Hensley

 

Edwin Hensley – U.S. Construction Specialist / Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Mr. Hensley has been engaged with the Habitat mission since 2002 starting as a volunteer and becoming an affiliate board member in 2014. He is a Home Energy Rating System Certified (HERS) Rater, an Accredited National Green Building Standards (NGBS) Verifier, a Virginia Certified Home Inspector (InterNACHI), and a IBHS FORTIFIED Evaluator. He has experience in training builders to meet the requirements of many home performance programs, as well as in conducting thousands of inspections. He works as a U.S. Construction Specialist for Habitat for Humanity International with regional responsibilities in the Northeast U.S.… Read More

Project to Launch in 2017

Warren County will be rolling out a new initiative this January.  Since so many of our county homeowners have much-needed repair work to be done, Warren County Habitat is announcing its 2017 Home Repair Project Initiative.  If you as a homeowner are in need of repairs to your home, Warren County Habitat will offer home repairs to you if you qualify according to the standards listed for home ownership.  We will be selecting a limited number of homeowners in 2017 to contract with to complete needed repairs in order to help you stay comfortable in your homes.  Projects such as weatherization, critical structural repairs, roof repairs, plumbing and electrical issues, and others will be considered.  Each family interested in receiving these repairs must qualify as a Habitat family, and then enter into an agreement to repay the repair work over a period of time, agreeing to a promissory note set up on a no-interest basis for the cost of the repairs.  … Read More

Habitat Announces new staff, new office

Lee Smith Osina To Lead Local Group

 

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is on the move!! The Board of Directors today announces with pride the naming of their first-ever professional Executive Director, Lee Smith Osina, CAE, IOM.

Lee has been for the last nine and one-half years the chief staff officer of the local United Way.  In August of this year, Warren County Habitat’s Board of Directors tapped her to take on the successful and growing local affiliate and help it develop its potential in Warren County.

“I am delighted to use my talents and expertise to assist Warren County’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate.  I am awed at what this dedicated group of volunteers here at Habitat have accomplished with NO staff support….and I can’t wait to jump in and try to keep up with this amazing organization.  … Read More

WE HAVE MOVED!!

As of September 1, 2016, the office of the Warren County Habitat for Humanity has moved from its previous location in the Resources for Educators building on Royal Avenue to 27 Cloud Street, in the Team Waller Real Estate building on the second floor.    The office will now be staffed from Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Also new is our office telephone; call us at 540-551-3232.  We are getting geared up for new projects in 2017, with even more opportunities for you to become involved.  If you’d like to volunteer, have questions about Habitat, need some work on your home and want to see if you qualify, just give us a call…we are here to answer all your questions.… Read More