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.
- Be a Volunteer
- 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
|WHAT IS HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY IN BROWN COUNTY?
CAN YOU HELP?
|2013 Volunteer of the Year
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448-4926
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
|All homes are constructed with almost all volunteer
workers. To be a Volunteer contact us at e-mail:
Contact Linda Ault-Potter, Volunteer Coordinator
PAST VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR
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Brown County Habitat for Humanity is
pleased to announce their eighth annual
“Habitat Volunteer of the Year” award for
2013. 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 homes.
Our recipient this year is Mark Thompson.
Mark has provided his talents in fund
raising and public relations for Habitat over
the past eight years. He initially became
involved with Habitat helping Doug Miller
and sons pour footers/foundations at the
beginning of the home construction
process, a job he continues and looks
forward to each year. Then he learned of
the funding issues that are always present
with a Habitat affiliate, especially here in
Brown County. Mark became involved as a
board member and member of the
Publicity & Fundraising committee. He
became “chief beggar” as chair of that
committee for a time, was instrumental in
starting SummerFest plus helped to
enhance the Habitat Hike to make both
events major fundraisers for the cause.
Mark is still on the publicity committee
providing photography and press release
writing to promote Habitat to the
Mark and his wife of nearly 41 years, Jinny,
have been living full time in Brown County
for 12 years. They both are childhood
sweethearts originally from Danville in
Hendricks County, although they lived half
of their life together in Chicago, where
Mark still works each day via
telecommuting. Jinny is quite active as a
volunteer with the high school and junior
high teaching saxophone, plus a member
of the BC Community Band.
Habitat for Humanity and a grateful Brown
County community say a big “THANK
YOU” to Mark Thompson for service to the
people of the county and salute him as
Brown County Habitat’s 2013 “Volunteer of
|2013 Partner Family
Brandon and Sarah
Payne with their
children Kara and
|Brown County Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce
their new partner family for 2013. Sarah and Brandon Payne
and their two children, thirteen year old Kara, and 9 year old
Cameron, will be the recipients of the 17th Brown County
Habitat build. Both Sarah and Brandon are 1998 Brown
County High School graduates and are celebrating their 15th
anniversary of their first date on today’s Democrat publication
date April 24th. The two also have the distinction of 15 years
working for the same Brown County establishments; Sarah at
The Artist Colony and Brandon at the Brown County Inn.
As with any household with kids, Kara and Cameron
consume a fair amount of family time. Kara is a cheerleader
and then in summer is involved with fast pitch softball.
Cameron rotates from football to basketball to baseball. But
the family does find time to utilize our local state park, and
enjoy what nature has to offer.
The Payne’s are eager to realize the long awaited dream of
home ownership. And they are fortunate to have the support
of family and friends ready and willing to contribute time,
labor and expertise in the building of the home. For
Cameron, his most important question was about normal
walls. It seems he likes Fatheads, graphics that you can
apply to a wall, a smooth wall. He was assured the walls will
An official introduction of the family took place at the Brown
County Community Band concert Saturday, May 4th.
The Payne’s will also participate in our annual SummerFest
on June 22nd, plus the Hike on September 21st.
Brown County Habitat for Humanity welcomes the Payne
Family as our next Partner Family and wish them all the best
as our construction begins this summer..
For additional information or to volunteer, contact Habitat at