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    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity appoints new board members

    September 13th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity appoints new board members”

    (KINGSTON)— Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently welcomed four new members to the board of directors. Eric Woelful, Thomas Wysokinski, Kristin Fino, and Mike Kordeck will volunteer their time and professional expertise to further the mission of Habitat.

    Eric Woelful is a graduate of Penn State University and owner of Woelfel Consulting LLC, a construction management and inspection firm. He has been a regular volunteer with WVHFH since 2002 and joined Habitat’s board as a further extension of his involvement with the organization.

    Thomas Wysokinski is a project manager at All Service Rite, Inc., a mechanical contracting service business serving customers in Wyoming Valley. He holds a professional certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as a building analyst professional, is a Level I thermographer, and has an LEED AP/ Building Design and Construction certification.

    Kristin Fino earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from King’s College and a master’s degree in human resource management from The University of Scranton. She is currently the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at King’s College. Prior to joining King’s, Fino served in various leadership positions in the human resources departments at NatWest Bank, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, and Cigna.

    Mike Kordek is a graduate of Merrimack College, University of Connecticut Medical School, and recently earned his master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics. He worked as a physician with Geisinger for many years and recently retired from the Veterans Administration Health system. Kordek has worked on WVHFH home building projects since 2000.

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presents Pittston City Mayor, Michael Lombardo, with 2018 Golden Hammer Award

    August 21st, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presents Pittston City Mayor, Michael Lombardo, with 2018 Golden Hammer Award”

    (PITTSTON)— Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presented the 2018 Golden Hammer award to the honorable Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston, at a recent home dedication.

    The Golden Hammer Award honors a person who has shown exceptional commitment to help further the mission of Habitat. Mayor Lombardo, along with the Pittston City Redevelopment Authority, donated a vacant lot to Habitat for its recent home build.

    Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director of WVHFH said, “We are delighted to present Mayor Lombardo with this award. His generosity and that of the Redevelopment Authority of Pittston has allowed a local, low-income family to become first-time homeowners.”

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds simple, decent homes to sell to families in need. WVHFH uses volunteer labor and charitable gifts to ensure homes are affordable to families in Wyoming Valley. WVHFH is a Christian ministry dedicated to building homes in partnership with the entire community, including businesses, congregations, schools, individuals, and partner families.

     

    Pictured from left to right: Michael Lombardo, City of Pittston Mayor; Jim Zarra, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity board member; Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, WVHFH; Bob Borwick, president, WVHFH

     

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presents awards at The Pittston Project Home Dedication

    August 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity presents awards at The Pittston Project Home Dedication”

    (PITTSTON)-Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards at the dedication of a home in Pittston to honor those who have made significant contributions to the build over the past year year.

    The honorable Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston received the Golden Hammer award. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity gives this honor to a person who has shown exceptional commitment to help further the mission of Habitat. The mayor and the Redevelopment Authority of Pittston offered up a vacant lot for Habitat to build on as part of their effort to help beautify the city.

    Bob Borwick, Leonard Shimko, Sally Rothstein, and Ellen Watkins received the Herm Shiplett Award. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity gives this honor to volunteers who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment and support to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. All four have been long time members of the WVHFH board of directors and have shown an unwavering commitment to the organization.

    Frank Sepko, board member and CEO of Conversionworx media, received the Gottfreid Csala Award. This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of professional expertise and knowledge to further the mission of Habitat. Frank donated a state of the art website to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.

    Pictured 1st row from left to right: Michael Lombardo, mayor, City of Pittston and Frank Sepko.

    2nd row from left to right: Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity and Bob Borwick, President, WVHFH Board of Directors.

    3rd row from left to right: Sally Rothstein, WVHFH board member, Leonard Shimko, WVHFH board member, and Ellen Watkins, WFHFH board member.

     

     

     

     

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity looking for construction professionals to volunteer at Nanticoke home build!

    July 23rd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity looking for construction professionals to volunteer at Nanticoke home build!”
    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking construction professionals with expertise in the areas of electrical, plumbing, and carpentry to volunteer their knowledge at our current home build in Nanticoke. Anyone interested in giving back to their community is asked to call 570-820-8002 or e-mail volunteer@wv-hfh.org.

     

     

     

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore to hold AUCTION on Saturday, July 7th at 10:00am!

    June 18th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore to hold AUCTION on Saturday, July 7th at 10:00am!”
    AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION!
    The ReStore will be having a BLOWOUT auction on select merchandise on Saturday, July 7th!
    In an effort to make room for more inventory, we will be auctioning bulk items, overstock inventory, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, tools, saws, power tools, files, hammers, chisels, sub zero refrigerator, high end Kitchen Aid refrigerator, coal stove, fireplace, drywall, foundation coating, construction adhesives by the pallet, roof coating by the pallet, nails by the pallet, CLR commercial by the pallet, baby changing tables…….and more!
    Come to the ReStore Auction, Saturday, July 7th at 10:00am at 421 West Main St, Nanticoke. For more information, please contact our ReStore manager, Joe, at (570) 258-0998!

     

     

     

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity to host informational meeting on how to become a first time home owner!

    June 5th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity to host informational meeting on how to become a first time home owner!”
    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for home ownership opportunities in the Nanticoke and Wilkes-Barre areas! We will host an informative session for those interested in learning more about becoming a partner family.

    WHEN:

    Thursday, June 14th

    WHERE:

    Housing Development Corporation

    163 Amber Lane

    Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702-6545

    TIME:

    6:00pm-8:00pm
    **Applications will be available at the meeting**

     

     

     

    John Harkins WINS 2018 Jamis Renegade Explore Bike worth nearly $1,000 at 10th Annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride!

    May 7th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “John Harkins WINS 2018 Jamis Renegade Explore Bike worth nearly $1,000 at 10th Annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride!”
     (DALLAS)-Wyoming Valley Habitat is happy to announce that John Harkins, a long time participant of the Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride, is the recipient of the 2018 Jamis Renegade Explore worth $1,000. Each ride participant was entered into a drawing upon registration and the winner was chosen before the Bike Ride.

     

     

     

    Thank you to ALL of our SPONSORS for SPIN & BIKE: Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat ’18

    April 23rd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Thank you to ALL of our SPONSORS for SPIN & BIKE: Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat ’18”

    PRESENTING SPONSOR:

    M&T Bank

    The Martin Family
    Cross Valley Federal Credit Union
    Wells Fargo
    Tambur Family Foundation
    Pride Mobility Products
    WNEP 16
    Bedwick & Jones
    Mericle
    VIVE Health & Fitness
    McCarthy Tires
    Lamar Advertising
    Domino’s
    Beaumont Inn
    Hemmler & Camayd
    All Service Rite
    Mohegan Sun at Pocono

    The Beaumont Inn

     

     

     

    VIVE Health & Fitness to give away prizes at SPIN for Habitat, Saturday, May 5th! SIGN UP TODAY!

    April 22nd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “VIVE Health & Fitness to give away prizes at SPIN for Habitat, Saturday, May 5th! SIGN UP TODAY!”

     

     

     

    Bike giveaway at the 10th Annual BIKE: Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat!

    April 19th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Bike giveaway at the 10th Annual BIKE: Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat!”

     

     

     

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