Richmond and Westmoreland Counties Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
P.O. Box 17
Mount Holly VA 22524-0017
Mission Statement
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.
 
Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. We are a small affiliate in economically depressed Westmoreland County, Virginia trying to serve at least one family per year, but have identified the need to serve four or five families per year, were the funds available.
 
 
 
Web and Social Media
Multi-Media Comments We are a small Habitat Affiliate in a very depressed area where many people need a lot of help. When we start a new home and inform our Donors, donations tend to start coming in. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Harold Leifer
Board Chair David L. Bertsch
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 17
Mount Holly, VA 225240017
Telephone 804 466-0994
Fax 800 601-1937
E-mail rwchabitat@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1987
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $15,673.00
Projected Expenses $7,497.00
Additional Documents
Spring 2016 Newsletter2016View
Westmoreland News Article2016View
Fall Newsletter2015View
We have a good team and will be able to expand to meet our goals if sufficient funds are made available.
Statements
Mission
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.
 
Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. We are a small affiliate in economically depressed Westmoreland County, Virginia trying to serve at least one family per year, but have identified the need to serve four or five families per year, were the funds available.
 
 
 
Impact
Past Year Accomplishments:
 
  1. Completed re-construction of our House #14 (old House #1 acquired through the foreclosure process), a 1,114 SF home at 3584 County Bridge Rd., Warsaw, VA 22572 containing 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths. The Partner Family, a single mom with 4 children moved-in under a lease until closing on June 1, 2016. We have over $77,000 invested in this home.
  2. We purchased a 1 acre parcel of land at the Westmoreland County Real Estate Tax Sale Auction in March 2015 and have $16,000 inveested in this lot, planned for construction of a new home in lated 2016 and 2017.
3. Arranged for a familily of 6 to obtain financing for a new residence from the USDA Section 502 loan program as they could not qualify for a Habitat loan.
 
Current Year Goal:
 
  1.  Locate a qualified Partner Family for House 15 and construct a new residence on the 240 Sonnet Lane Lot.
  2. We are seeking additional volunteers and Board Members to expand our existing group.
Needs
  1. $200,000 in cash donations to purchase three lots with sewer and water for new homes;
  2. Locate a lot for a stick-built home and raise another $80,000 for the lot and construction of the home;
  3. Locate more volunteers to participate in and supervise the construction programs;
  4. Locate a retired person with top-level financial skills to back-up, and eventually replace, the Treasurer;
  5. Hire a part-time person for $10,000 a year to exclusively search out foundations and apply for grants.
Background
During the 19 years following the Chapter's formation in 1997 through 2011, 14 houses were funded and constructed. Following the recession commencing in 2008, it became increasing difficult to raise funds from local individuals and businesses and it has become clear that foundations are the best avenue for us to seek funding.
 
While it's important to retain a local fundraising base, our 208+ names (reduced from 816 donors who had contributed previously) mailing list only produced 23 responses and netted about $3,200 in the Spring 2016 newsletter fundraising mailing. This is inadequate and hardly worth the effort and cost when you need over $70,000 in new donor money to build one home.
 
Habitat's charter requires that it serve at least one new family every 3 years.  Currently, the active five Directors are retired individuals who perform the jobs required to keep the program moving. It became clear again during this past year while re-constructing House 14 that when you build houses, donors and volunteers start to show up.
 
 
 
CEO Statement This organization is unique in that the retired five officers and three key volunteers have top-level management backgrounds to serve the organization's needs.
Board Chair Statement Our most significant problem is obtaining volunteers to do the jobs required.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Westmoreland County
Northern Neck
We serve Richmond and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia; zip codes 22520 and 22572. These are both rural counties with a substantial, unfilled need for new, inexpensive homes and rehab work on existing homes for people in need.
Board Chair
Board Chair David L. Bertsch
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email dav.dia.bertsch@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Harold Leifer
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email rwchabitat@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
George Algie Retired
David L. Bertsch Retired
Rusty Burwell Greene County Steering Committee
David Forbes Greene County Steering Committee
Jane Helfrich Richmond HFH CEO
David E. Jones Retired
Harold Leifer Retired
Harold Leifer Retired
Bruce Segar Greene County Steering Committee
Kim Sovine Community Volunteer
Linda Tiller Hanover HFH Executive Director
Teunsha Vick HFHVA & P&GWBoard Member
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 30
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Audit
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
We are too small of an organization to accomplish all that needs to be done in these two rural and impoverished counties. If we can raise enough money, we can meet our goal of building at least one home per year and perform repairs on a few others for families in need.
Executive Director
Executive Director Harold Leifer
Experience I am a retired real estate developer and syndicator with 50+ years of all types of experience in the property business. Currently, I am on the Finance Committee and am former Treasurer of the 450 member Glebe Harbor-Cabin Point POA property owner's association, where I reside.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 15
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
None
Programs
Description To build decent, affordable houses for low-income families.
Long Term Success Completed several homes. Please contact Habitat for the exact number completed.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Our approved families receive 25-year interest free loans from us.  We currently need $70,000 in donations, not including land costs, to pay for the construction of each home that we build.
 
If we had $400,000 (not counting the land) we would be able to build and deliver five homes to qualified families in need. All help is appreciated.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $15,673.00
Projected Expenses $7,497.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$5,715$6,736$2,962
Administration Expense$4,207$4,469$3,368
Fundraising Expense$0--$907
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.793.185.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses58%60%41%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$386,171$348,726$313,023
Current Assets$28,150$61,805$45,171
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$1,320$11,140--
Total Net Assets$384,852$337,586$313,023
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities21.335.55--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose We just started construction of a 3 BR 2 bath house on a 1 acre lot acquired at the 2015 Spring Westmoreland County Real Estate Tax Sale for construction of a new house estimated to cost about $80,000.
Goal $80,000.00
Dates Apr 2017 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date $38,069.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Comments
Organization Comments FormIf we can raise enough funds, as previously described, we can complete up to 2 homes in the next 12 months.