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
2013 Volunteer of the Year
Mark Thompson
Working on the Harden home
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448-4926
Phone: 812-988-4926
All homes are constructed with almost all volunteer
workers. To be a Volunteer contact us at e-mail:
Linda Ault-Potter, Volunteer Coordinator,
812-988-6364 or Mike Jeffries  812-988-0865
2012 Bruce Clegg
2011 Linda Welty
2010- Bill Walters
2009 - Allen Hazelbaker
2008 - Dennis Huntington
2007 - Doug Miller
2006 - Carrol Sumner
Brown County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448-4926
E-mail address for Brown County Habitat:
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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
be normal.

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
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 community.

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 the Year.”

Construction on BC Habitat’s 17th house for the
Payne family will begin soon and volunteers are still
needed. Contact Habitat for more information. The
location of the build is Treetop Lane where it
intersects with N 135.

An additional date to remember is Saturday, June
22nd for Habitat SummerFest, held at the Village
Green next to the Methodist Church at Jefferson
and Main. Enjoy “We Care Gang” pork BBQ, fun
and entertainment, plus a silent auction from 11am
until 3pm.

To volunteer call 812-988-4926 or email