About Broome County Habitat for Humanity

Also Serving Tioga County

Broome County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Broome County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Broome County Habitat for Humanity's Vision:

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Broome County Habitat for Humanity's Mission Statement:

Seeking to put God's love into action, Broome County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in both Broome and Tioga Counties.

 

Mission Principles

1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God's love and grace abound for all, and that we must be "hands and feet" of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

2. Focus on shelter

We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God's love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.

3. Advocate for affordable housing.

In response to the prophet Micah's call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community's commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

4. Promote dignity and hope.

We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

5. Support sustainable and transformational development.

We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

 

All are welcome

Broome County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

 

Our Board and Staff

President: Daniel Norton, Associate of Hinman, Howard and Kattell
Vice President: Fred G.Costantino Jr., Morgan Stanley
Treasurer: Carl Speicher,  M & T Bank
Secretary: Dr. Nick Perrino, Perrino Family Chiropractic
Past Presidents: Maureen Wilson, Pyramid Brokerage

Beverly Docteur, CFO AVRE

Frank Greco, McFarland Johnson, Inc.

Diane Kubik, Family and Children's Society

Jan McCauley, Associate Professor of History Philosophy and Social Science, BCC

Jeffrey McKinney, Capital Investments and Distributions Planner

Phil Murphy, Delta Engineers

Joel Patch, Associate of Hinman, Howard and Kattell

Thomas Ryan, Iberdrola USA

Valerie Sherwood, Retired Mortgage Orginator and Credit Counselor

Jacqueline Thompson, Broome Tioga BOCES

James Wilson, Binghamton University Watson School of Engineering

Executive Director: Amy Rae Winans     awinans@broomehabitat.org

Adminstrative Manager: CURRENTLY SEEKING (SEND RESUME TO AMY WINANS)

Homeowner Accounts and Volunteer Coordinator: Diana Hayden   dhayden@broomehabitat.org

Events and Public Relations Coordinators: Volunteer Committees  info@broomehabitat.org

Volunteer Construction Supervisors: Joe Ciccarino and Jim Weidman

Volunteer Office Support Staff:  Joan Mueller and Mary Ann Scott

 

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