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2011-2012 Fiscal Year

jeffs message President’s Message

Building Up Hope

Habitat for Humanity is known around the world as a builder of quality affordable housing. In West St. Tammany, our affiliate secured the financial resources to build homes through ReStore profits, Habitat homeowners’ mortgage payments and collaborative relationships with local businesses, foundations, churches, synagogues, civic groups, government agencies and individuals. Our affiliate is proud to report that we constructed fifteen new homes, rehabbed two homes and remediated Chinese Drywall on another home during the past fiscal year. We also assisted our sister affiliate, HFH Uganda, by tithing funds to build six homes. In total we directly impacted the lives of twenty four families. However, Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West goes beyond construction. We also build communities and hope. Through homeownership, families become more involved in their communities, children perform better in school and parents have more career options. In West Abita, we assisted neighborhood residents in their efforts to build a park and in Covington we participated in building a unique neighborhood, the Groves at Mile Branch. Between year round construction and ReStore volunteer opportunities our affiliate brought together 3,256 dedicated volunteers. In the words of Jonathan Reckford, President and CEO Habitat for Humanity International, “We work to provide a solution to the housing crisis in this country and around the world. However, the solution is not simply building, but building up families, building up communities and building up hope.” We still have a lot of work to do to eliminate substandard housing in our community. Therefore, I invite you to increase your volunteer efforts and financial support to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe, decent and affordable place to call home by becoming a Community Partner. By doing so you’ll make West St. Tammany an even better place to live, work, and enjoy. Sincerely,

Jeffery St. Romain President/CEO Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West

2012 Board Members Adrienne Laborde, Board Chair Tom Ballantine, Vice-Chair Tim Lentz, Secretary James White, Treasurer David Diamond Maura Donahue Cheryl Klein

Willie Paretti Frank St. Romain Maurer van Voorthuysen Marilyn Wenzel Sue Williams Nathan Young

Building Communities

The Groves at Mile Branch

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West’s Mission Statement reads, "Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope." During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, our Mission Statement was manifested in a very tangible manner with the dedication of the first six homes in the Groves at Mile Branch. The community consists of owner-occupied singlefamily and rental multi-family housing units for mixed income residents. The development boasts ample green space, as well as a community center where local human services agencies may offer their services to residents. The Partner Families who purchased their homes on June 29th are now neighbors in the community. As the families ran into one another, they shared congratulations, talked about moving plans and asked about each other's children. The camaraderie between the families developed through the sweat equity process when they worked on homes and attended classes together. Through the efforts of volunteers, supporters, board members, staff and Partner Families, God's love was truly evident. Their dedication was a joyous one, as they celebrated the end of their journey to homeownership. It was also memorable for HFHSTW as Adrienne Laborde, Chairwoman of the board, cut the ribbon to officially open Emily Diamond Way, renamed after the late HFHSTW founder Emily Diamond. The Groves at Mile Branch homebuyers, Anastacia Bergeron, Stephanie Adams, Sarah Cacioppo, Shadrika Brock, Tammy Amos and the Reneau Family.


2011-2012 Fiscal Year

Income Sources

Income: $3,609,594


Expenditures: $3,704,115

Thank You

2011-2012 Donors

Over $50,000

Anonymous Donor through The Archdiocese of New Orleans Habitat for Humanity International Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Louisiana Housing Finance Agency

Up To $50,000 Up to $25,000

American Express Center for Community Development

St. Romain Family Foundation · St. Tammany Homestead Savings & Loan Association · Terry Farulla · Jinx Vidrine · Hunter Douglas · Cleco Power LLC · Gina Greco · United Way for the GNO Area · Whirlpool · Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Up to $10,000

Department of Natural Resources State of LA · Louisiana Lift and Equipment · Lakeview Regional Medical Center Medical Staff · Misener Crown Charitable Foundation · The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving · Stephen & Lucille Tujague · Habitat for Humanity Cars for Homes · Risk Placement Services Group · Tom & Carol Ballantine · Jeffery & Kathleen St. Romain · Theta Phi Alpha Southeastern Chapter· New Covenant Presbyterian Church · Lowe’s Home Center · Advanced Building Products · Anonymous · Yvette Jemison · Aug-Jan Properties LLC · Columbia Title · Hood Northlake Chevrolet · Darnell Shuart · Sarah Eddy · Clarion Inn & Suites · McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC · Sue Lavin · Mary Catherine Regan · C.J. Ladner · Resource Bank · Christwood Retirement Community · Gilsbar Inc. · David & Teresa Crumhorn · Covington Presbyterian Church · Allen & Johnna Neugent · Scott Gardner · John Schroder · Maurer Van Voorthuysen · Lizby Eustis

Thank You

2011-2012 Donors

Up to $1,000

Baptist Community Ministries · Kimberly Barnett · Jennifer Bennett · Braswell Drugs Inc. · Mildred Buras · Robin Chapman · Kitty Cleveland · Coffee Rani · Covington Rotary Foundation · Kim Crosby · DonahueFavret Contractors · ExxonMobil Foundation · Anne Favret · Patricia Finan · Kathleen Freeman · Connie Galloway · Ashley Geoghegan · Scott Gutterman · Therese Harmon · Ruthanne Hilker · Elizabeth Kinsley · Bobbie Landry · LaPorte CPA’s & Business Advisors · Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana · Rehab Dynamics LLC · Norma Richard · Robert & Nancy Smith · St. Jane de Chantal Church · St. Paul’s High School · Steve & Cindy Taylor · The Lake House on Lakeshore · Jacqueline Vidrine · Wilson Sexton Foundation · Al & Stacy Dempsey · Elaine Vollentine · Marilyn Wenzel · El Paso Corporation · John Jorgenson · PoolCorp · Karen Slaton · Wal-Mart Foundation · Mimi Voelkel · Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans · James Rask · Authement Family Trust · Theodore Meinhold · Professional Women of St. Tammany · John & Peggy Scarle · Phillips Abita Lumber Co., Inc. · Anytime Booths · Chevron Make a Difference Campaign · Lisa Dugal · Alan Furan

Up to $500

James & Kathleen Abercrombie · Sue Lynn Boudreau · Bourgeois Bennett LLC · Business First Bank · Citizen’s Bank and Trust Company · Diversified Foods and Seasonings · Dominion Foundation · Enterprise Holdings · Britton & Wallis Galloway · John & Suzy Graham · Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. · Heather Mahoney · Wayne & Laurie McCants · RedFox Enviromental Services Inc. · Rice-Voelker Fund for Recovery · Sisterhood of the Northshore Jewish Congregation · Clark & Laura Todd · Villa Vici · Wayne Ederer · Recycle Now · Gerald Cincotta · Apache Foundation Tree Planting Program · Lloyd Joseph Hartmann · Alber’s Air Conditioning & Heating · St. Tammany Homestead Savings & Loan Association · Antonia Brown · Dave & Terri Gage · Christ Episcopal Church · GE Foundation · Harold & Gail Koch · McMoRan Exploration Company · Connie Lavigne · Ben Zapata · Barry Gaston · Bernard & Franks A Corporation of CPAs · Janice Commons · St. Tammany Home Builders Association · Pennie Carr · Lakecastle Private School INC. · Capital One · E. J. Fielding Funeral Home · First Community Bank · Precision Sewing Machines · St. Tammany Farmer · Candice Mancuso · Ken Sessa · Paul & Susan Angelle · Steven & Charlotte Carrington · Linda Causin · Gill Purdy · Chad Williams · Esmar Williamson · Affirmative Services Inc · Marianne Harvie · Harry Holdren · Gregory Myers · Prima Donna’s: The Guardians of Haute Couture · Glenn & Sonia Proudfoot · Dot Richard · Jim & Claudette Sanguinetti · Navy METOC Spouses Club · Lee Spector · Archbishop Alter High School · Craig Whittaker · Anna Richey · Ray & Lauri Byerley · Joshua Foster · Donald & Carol Lyn Hoffman · Ed Meyer · William McCaskill · Andrew Martin · Integrity Builders Inc. · William & Jacqueline Overton · Grant & Amber Pittman · Robert & Margaret Schonberg · Toledano & Herrin LLC · Michael Tusa · Claire Dipol · Kristin Bulloch · St. Tammany Parish · Tara Hazelbaker · Brandon Strunk · Rachel Berges · Lakeview Regional Medical Center · Michael Arnold · Katelyn Henderson · Thomas Broom · Paul Chapoton · James Anderson · Robert & Aylie Boitmann · Joey & Gretchen Cacioppo · Kristie Camp · Susan Carey · Earl & Myrna Claunch · Amanda de Oliveira · Doors of Elegance Inc. · James Epperson · Betty & Rehme Glossbrenner · Greater Starlight Baptist Church · Stephen Krentel · Donald and BrendaLaurent · Kevin & Kimnita Lavelle · Serita Lucidi · Athalie MacGowan · Brandon & Diana Matherne · Mele Printing · Alicia Miller · David & Naomi Moore · Naturally Yours Clothing Company · Suzy Neal · Joseph & Kittie Oubre · Gertraud Pearson · Stephen & Malvern Phillippi · Myrna Polk · James & Ann Pramann · Theodore & Anne Sarphie · Mary Shannon · Chris Suriano · Harry & Jane Warner · Wessler Engineering Inc. · Sue Williams · Karl Zollinger · Denise Bachemin · Angelle Albright · Mary Cuny · Vickie Guarisco · Lorraine McDaniel · Mary Melito · Michelle Parsons · Clif & Picard St. Germain · Kellie Verret · Zella Walker ·

We would also like to thank all of our Gift in Kind donors who supported us throughout the year.

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Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm To Schedule Your Volunteer Time: Contact Monica Bell, HFHSTW Volunteer Coordinator email: phone: (985) 893-3172 ext 222

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2011-2012 Fiscal Year

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Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West 2011-2012 Fiscal Year Annual Report.

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West 2011-2012 Annual Report  

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West 2011-2012 Fiscal Year Annual Report.