Habitat announces new leadership

WARSAW, Ind. -- The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County (HfHKC) announces the hiring of Christon Clark as Executive Director. Mr. Clark comes to HfHKC from Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana where he spent the past two years as the fundraising chair as well as the volunteer coordinator through the AmeriCorps/Indiana HabiCorps program. “We are pleased to have someone with Christon’s Habitat experience to lead the affiliate,” Board President Evelyn Steffen said.

In his time in Northeast Indiana Christon initiated several innovative fundraising programs as well as collaborations with various other non-profit agencies within DeKalb, Noble and Steuben counties. His affiliate was acknowledged as 2010’s Small Affiliate of the Year by Habitat for Humanity of Indiana for such work. Christon was instrumental in the affiliate’s first time participation in National Women Build Week sponsored by Lowe’s earlier this spring, something he hopes to bring to Kosciusko next spring.

In addition to his work in Indiana, Christon has also traveled to El Salvador to work on Habitat projects and in fact is leading a trip in early March 2012 back to El Salvador; the trip is open to anyone interested in experiencing the Habitat mission in another culture. More information can be requested by emailing Christon directly via [email protected].

Prior to his Habitat experience Mr. Clark worked for an international non-profit as well as owned a golf equipment business. He is in the process of relocating from Angola and is looking forward to engaging the county in various Habitat and other non-profit projects. He has previously volunteered with Junior Achievement and the Steuben County Literacy Coalition and hopes to continue such work in Kosciusko County. Mr. Clark is also a Rotary member.

HfHKC is currently working to finish the project at 559 E. Market Street, Warsaw. Volunteers are welcome on upcoming Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to help finish the interior as well as the landscaping.

(Source: This was a press release from the Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County.)

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