What are the reasons for your consolidation?
With this consolidation, we will have the ability to expand our home building and repair services, especially in Lebanon County, to serve more families in need. Habitat Lebanon’s staff previously consisted of one full-time and one part-time employee. The board of directors and staff determined that by joining Lancaster Habitat, with a total staff size of 23 and departments specializing in such important organizational functions as development, family selection, marketing, neighborhood revitalization and construction, they could better serve Lebanon County and grow to serve more families.
While Lancaster Habitat has the capacity to do more, its work had been limited to its designated service area of Lancaster County. But removing the dividing line between our counties and adopting a regional focus, the organization can expand the pool of potential Habitat homeowners, seek more affordable real estate for building, and connect with potential volunteers and donors. Additionally, as more and more manufacturing and distribution businesses open in northern Lebanon, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat will have the ability to better develop and maintain these potential partners.
What is your new service area?
Lancaster and Lebanon Counties
What will management look like?
Stacie Reidenbaugh will continue to lead the organization as executive director, and Eric Weaver, former executive director of Habitat Lebanon, will serve as the Vice President of Programs.
Will any jobs be lost?
No jobs will be lost with this consolidation, current positions will be expanded and new jobs will be created.
How many employees (full and part time) will you now have?
Where will your office be located?
For the time being, we will continue to maintain our offices in Lancaster and Lebanon. We will soon begin to look for central office space that is accessible to clients in both counties so that we are united in one location.
What will be the board representation for the new organization?
Representatives from both service areas will participate on the board. The current officers serving on Lancaster Habitat’s board will continue in their position for the remainder of their term.
Combined, how many families have you served?
Will donors be able to designate that their support be directed to either Lebanon or Lancaster?
Donors will continue to be able to direct how their donation is to be used.
Will there be any changes to the ReStore in Lancaster and Re-Build-It Store in Lebanon?
Both stores will continue to operate as they have in the past. Proceeds from ReStore and Re-Build-It will go towards building and repair efforts in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. While ReStore is owned and operated by Habitat, the Re-Build-It Store has been and will continue to be operated by Jubilee Ministries, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity.