Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity has announced the recent appointment of Ana White as the organization's home development coordinator. White had previously served as the client care coordinator for Comfort Keepers.
In her new position, White will organize fundraising for construction activities, oversee building grants, serve as the liaison on various committees, work with and develop ongoing volunteer activities, maintain all construction administration, assist with the annual campaign and continue to foster relationships within the community.
"At Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity our vision is to have a community in which everyone has a decent place to live. We call it putting our faith into action," said Bob Hickox, executive director.
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need to own decent, affordable homes. Habitat homes are rehabilitated or built primarily with volunteers using money contributed by supporters. These families have to go through a selection process that includes income verification, seeing if they are credit worthy and financially responsible.
Families who qualify for Habitat homes pay their mortgage back over a 30-year period with no interest. They also are required to work 250 hours for each adult in the household as sweat equity, with 100 hours working on their own home. These are hard-working families with a real need who work with volunteers not only to build homes, but to build strong relationships and give back to the community they live in.
"I am excited to take this position with Habitat to work in any way I can to help serve a base of families in our community in need of housing and continue Habitat for Humanity's home-building goals," White said.
White, who resides in Williamsport with her husband, Peter, and four sons, has served in volunteer capacities for the American Cancer Society, served on the Alumni Board at Lock Haven University and is a member of her vestry at Christ Episcopal Church.
As a nonprofit organization, Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity operates with a small staff. The Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity serves Lycoming, Bradford, Tioga and eastern Clinton counties. For more information, visit lycominghabitat.org.