2012-10-25 / Front Page

Local ‘Habitat’ reorganizes

Hiawathaland makes changes, plans event

MANISTIQUE – Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand has undergone reorganization recently, welcoming a new operations manager, as well as a new administrative assistant and resource development director/volunteer coordinator. The nonprofit organization serves Alger, Delta, Luce, Western Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties.

Assuming the role of operations manager is Karen Skiles, who has been with the area organization since 2011. Previously, she had served as resource development director, finance manager and administrative assistant.

“I believe in Habitat’s mission and the philosophy of trying to help those who are trying to help themselves,” she said. “We are all very excited about our new vision and direction and look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead.”

Ann MacGregor has been named Habitat’s new administrative assistant, while Allison Van Gorp will serve as the organizations new resource development director and volunteer coordinator.

In addition to staff changes, a new president and vice president were recently elected to Habitat’s Board of Directors.

Those interested in applying for a Habitat home or for those who already own a home, but are in need of renovations, Habitat Application Day is Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Habitat’s office in Manistique.

For more information, call the office at 341-7437 or visit www.hiawathalandhabitat.com.

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