Like all affiliates, we seek to build
homes as well as lives.  This helps
families through home ownership to
break the cycle of poverty and
improve communities.  Habitat's
ministry is based on the belief that to
follow Christ's example we must
show caring and love by our actions,
not just our words.  Diverse groups
of people work together with a
common goal, setting aside
differences in the act of caring.
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  • Work on a Committee
  • Help Prepare Meals
  • Provide Financial Support
Joins families and communities in need together with
volunteers and resources to build decent affordable
housing.  Habitat is a people-to-people partnership
committed to the development and uplifting of families
and communities, not just the construction of houses.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization.  
Homeowners make affordable no interest mortgage
payments over a fixed period, typically twenty years.

All partner families contribute "sweat equity" as they
work as partners with the affiliate and other volunteers
to accomplish Habitat's mission both locally and
Working on the Harden home
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812-988-4926
Brown County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448
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2015 Partner Family
Nathaniel “Chuck” and Rachelle Nash with
children, Desirea, Jordan and Nate Daniel
Brown County Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce our partner family
for the 2015 build. Nathaniel “Chuck” and Rachelle Nash with children,
Desirea, Jordan and Nate Daniel will be the recipients of the fourth home in the
Pleasant Hills subdivision on Brocks Lane.

Chuck and Rachelle are childhood sweethearts from their days at Brown
County High School. Chuck is self-employed in construction while Rachelle
works at Windrose Health Network in Trafalgar. The family is active at the
Church of the Lakes in the Sweetwater area. They are friends with the
Hobson's who were recipients of the 2010 home build in the same subdivision.
The Nash’s learned of Habitat from their friendship.

Chuck and Rachelle are eager to realize the long awaited dream of home
ownership. They greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Habitat on the
building of their new home.
Brown County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448
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Project Helping Hands
2016 Volunteer of the Year
Bill Bardes
2014 Verne Sindlinger
2015 Linda Ault Potter
2014 Wanda Jones
2013 Mark Thompson
2012 Bruce Clegg
2011 Linda Welty
2010- Bill Walters
2009 - Allen Hazelbaker
2008 - Dennis Huntington
2007 - Doug Miller
2006 - Carrol Sumner
Although Bill, in his words, had “conceptually” supported Habitat for a long time,
it was not until his walk-on appearance during the Payne house build on Treetop
Lane in 2013 that his commitment began here in Brown County.  And what a
commitment it was; Bill was not only rare in the fact that he was not recruited and
just showed up at the build site, he was rare in the fact that he came to work so
many days. His presence was even more significant during the Project Helping
Hands in that he hardly missed a day. Construction Manager Raymond Pitcher
praised Bill as dependable and able to take on a task without worry.

Bill hails from New Palestine, Indiana and obtained a degree in environmental
science from Antioch College in Ohio.  He first became interested in construction
while assigned to Chicago as part of his college work study cooperative
program. In his young career after college he became certified in wastewater
treatment and drinking water treatment while working at Spring Mill State Park.
That led him to a move to Brown County in the early 80’s, some of you may
remember, as Superintendent of Utilities for the town of Nashville. From here Bill
found a longer term home with the City of Bloomington Utility Department for
nearly 20 years. During that time he was given an opportunity for a leave of
absence to work with USAID—United States Agency for International
Development—where a stint in Egypt gave him the desire to continue work with
the agency. Bill was fortunate to be again in Egypt and Saudi Arabia until his
retirement in 2011.

Bill has been married for 38 years to Brown County artist Pat Bardes and help
raise five children. They now winter in Tucson, Arizona where he enjoys
camping, hiking and doing light remodeling work. Bill even occasionally gets
involved in prospecting with the Desert Gold Diggers. His winter volunteer work
includes a contribution of time at Catalina State Park.
Habitat for Humanity and a grateful Brown County community say a big “THANK
YOU” to Bill Bardes for service to the people of the county and salute him as
Brown County Habitat’s 2016 “Volunteer of the Year.”

Bill will receive his award during the August 20th Habitat Pie Auction. The auction
ring will be located at the Village Green taking place prior to the Brown County
Arts Village Summer Concert Series at the Village Green Pavilion. This is a live
auction beginning at 3:30pm with the concert at 4:30pm. It is rumored that Andy
Rogers and the Nashville House will be providing pies baked by Mary Beth
Woods using her Aunt Rachel Sturgeon’s famous recipe. Come bid on your
favorite pie, support Brown County Habitat for Humanity and congratulate Bill all
at the same time!

For more information contact Habitat at 812-988-4926.
Brown County Habitat for Humanity is fortunate to
have Bill Bardes as a part of its family. That is why
he was recently named the 11th annual “Volunteer
of the Year” for 2016 by its members and Board of
Directors. This annual honor is an effort to
acknowledge one of the many who have helped
build good, affordable homes that give partner
families a new lease on life and hope for the future.
It is also a hope to encourage others in the
community to participate in the building of Habitat
For additional information or to volunteer for the build contact:
Quinten Small, Volunteer Coordinator at 812-988-1848
Phyllis Bond, Habitat Office Manager at 812-988-4926