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   2016 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

                     Max Peterson

                                                 

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH AWARDS

 

 

              Fay Fletcher May 2017

Fay Fletcher May 2017:  Fay volunteers her time sorting the jewelry for the ReStore and helping the cashier bag purchases. “If I had more time I would offer more hours to Habitat. The concept of Habitat for Humanity is very pleasing. I am so happy to have a home and I want to think Habitat for Humanity helps others to be homeowners. The Habitat ReStore is a beautiful community circle. Folks donate to support our cause and folks buy from Habitat, all to support our mission,” said Fay.
Fay has lived in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, and currently Crossville, Tennessee. She worked in retail and previously worked as a respiratory therapist, emergency mental health evaluator, social worker, child evaluator, and at the state employment office.

 

 

Kathy Wheale April 2017

Kathy Wheale April 2017:  Kathy has been volunteering as a CCHFH ReStore cashier for 4 years.
Originally form Bridgeport, Connecticut, Kathy was raised in South Carolina and moved to Crossville after retiring from sales in 2013. Along with her CCHFH volunteer efforts, Kathy is on the Board of Directors Committee for the Cumberland County Playhouse and volunteers in the gift shop. She is also a member of the Hospitality Committee at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church and President of the Lake Catherine Homeowners Association. Kathy also helped Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina open a ReStore before coming to volunteer at the ReStore in Crossville.

 

 

 

Jeremy Shoemaker March 2017

Jeremy Shoemaker March 2017: Jeremy has been volunteering with CCHFH for about 5 years helping pick up donations for the ReStore and has been serving on the Board of Directors for the last 2 years. “It’s such a blessing to go out on the truck and see first-hand and the generosity of the people of our county.  The Board of Directors meetings are a great time also because we have a pretty special group of diverse individuals working together to make our organization better for our lifetimes and beyond”.
Jeremy is originally from Sunbright, Tennessee and moved to Crossville with his wife, Rachel (Quillen) Shoemaker after college. He currently works at Highland Federal Savings and Loan as a Mortgage Lender and is involved in many other areas of the community. Jeremy is the Treasurer of the Cumberland County Beekeepers and also involved with the Leadership Cumberland Class of 2016. He also  promotes the Friday at the Crossroads event which helps small business owners to promote their businesses to the community.

 

 

    Linda Taylor February 2017

 

Linda Taylor February 2017: Linda has been a CCHFH ReStore cashier for a year volunteering once a week and more if needed. “I love what the organization stands for and how they assist people who probably would never be able to own their own home without Habitat for Humanity. Habitat changes lives!”
Linda was born and raised in Memphis, TN and worked 26 years as a Finance and Administrative Director for Girls Inc. She moved to Crossville in 2001 and worked for Wyndham Vacation Ownership for 12 years before retiring. Along with her volunteer efforts at Habitat for Humanity, Linda is also involved with the Elk’s Lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Bob Cope January 2017

Bob Cope January 2017: Bob has been volunteering for 3 years pricing donations and testing electrical equipment for the ReStore. “I’ve always admired the mission of Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing to families who might need a little help. I couldn’t imagine a nicer group of people to volunteer with,” said Bob about his volunteer service.
Bob is originally from Byrdstown, Tennessee and was a member of the United States Air Force. He served in Texas, Arkansas, Philippines, Oklahoma, Japan, and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Bob was also a civilian employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency after leaving the military. He lived in Virginia until retirement in 1994 and moved to Fairfield Glade in 2005.

 

 

 

 

                Mary Morell December 2016

Mary Morell December 2016: Mary volunteers her time by answering the office phone at least twice a month and fills in when needed. Mary’s involvement with CCHFH started after the founder, June Frazier spoke with her about volunteering and has been serving for over 15 years.  “I was overwhelmed by the award. It was very unexpected but much appreciated,’ said Mary.
Originally from Rochester, Michigan, Mary married and moved to Andover, Mass where they lived at Phillips Academy and her husband taught Math for 30 years before moving to Fairfield Glade in 1990. Mary also volunteers time with the Methodist crafters group in Fairfield Glade. “It makes me feel that I’m doing something useful for others. Volunteering is also a great way to meet some interesting nice people, “said Mary.

 

 

 

 

Becky Hogan November 2016

Becky Hogan November 2016: Becky previously served as the secretary for the CCHFH Board of Directors and is currently a Member at Large. She has volunteering for several years on the Family Partnership Committee, where she partners with qualified individuals and families involved with the homeownership program.
Becky is originally from Tabernacle, NJ and has lived in Crossville for 12 years.  She is a wife, mother, minister at Crossville Mission Bible Training Center (CMBTC), Realtor with Mountaineer Realty, and currently managing Bargain Beds Mattress Store in Crossville. “I had a few terrible years as a teen and young adult, so any time I can give back in a positive way it is a double blessing. My husband is the main director at CMBTC and that ministry saved my life. It was the peace of God of why chose Habitat for Humanity, combined with great people and such grateful Habitat homeowners,” said Becky about her volunteer efforts.

 

 

 

  Karen Flynn October 2016

Karen Flynn October 2016: Karen has been answering phones in the office for over a year 2 days a week and fills in extra days when needed. Karen and her husband moved to the Crossville area from Overland Park, Kansas. They lived and raised their children in Collierville, Tennessee for about 17 years before moving to Oklahoma City and then to Overland Park. After retiring as an elementary teacher herdaughter suggested that they retire in Crossville because of its beauty and small town atmosphere.  “After moving into our home, it was my neighbor, Katy Stephens who told me about the work being done at CCHFH and needed the volunteers. I like the fact that Habitat for Humanity is an organization based on Christian principles and helps individuals develop a sense of self-satisfaction and self-esteem working with volunteers to reach their goals and dreams pf home ownership.  There can be nothing better than knowing what was once thought unattainable has been attained through one’s own hard work and dedication. Donating time as a    volunteer at CCHFH is such a charitable way of helping dreams come true,” said Karen.

 

 

August and September 2016

 

Bobby and Tina Naylor August and September 2016: The Naylor’s have been CCHFH volunteers since January and volunteer 2-4 days a week. Tina cleans and sorts donated items for the ReStore and Bobby checks small appliances, helps load and unload the truck for the ReStore and has just recently joined the donation pick-up crew and construction site with other Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
Bobby and Tina are also active with Campers on Mission, a national fellowship of Christian campers who desire to share their faith as they go through camping and sports. “We love volunteering for organizations that have a good cause. Habitat for Humanity is a great place to volunteer; what a real honor it is to serve,” said Tina.

 

 

 

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         Rocco Cotroneo (Center)  July 2016

 

Rocco Cotroneo July 2016 : Congratulations to Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity volunteer Rocco Cotroneo who was named July Volunteer of the Month for his work on the CCHFH construction site. Rocco volunteers 3 days a week to help build homes in partnership with low-income families in need of safe and affordable housing. “I enjoy building knowing that I am helping someone in need,” said Rocco.

 

 

 

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            Karryn Moltzen June 2016

Karryn Moltzen June 2016: Karryn is originally from Florida but has lived in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Before retirement she worked as an office manager for a doctor’s office. “I love volunteering for Habitat. I love the people and all the customers that come into the ReStore. I was thrilled and grateful to receive this award,” said Karryn.
“We are thankful to have volunteers like Karryn. She is always willing to come in and help when needed. When you see her in the ReStore you just know she loves where she is,” Volunteer Coordinator, Sherry Chesson.

 

Rick Mersereau May 2016

Rick Mersereau May 2016

Rick Mersereau May 2016:  Rick volunteers 5 days a week at the front desk answering the phones and helps the ReStore cashier with customer service. “The ReStore is our biggest fundraiser and requires a lot of help. I am so thankful to have Rick helping our cashiers and the customers, it makes a big difference,” said ReStore manager, Donna Quarles.
Rick is originally from Connecticut and has lived in all sections of the United States. He lived in California for 28 years and worked as a school teacher in Los Angeles. He moved to Crossville in 2012 and is a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. “I am volunteering while I am looking for employment. Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers and I am happy to keep helping. I get a sense of accomplishment at the end of my day knowing I help make life better for someone else,” said Rick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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