As of 2017, LCHFH has built, rehabbed, or recycled homes with 29 families. In addition, we have served 15 families with “A Brush with Kindness.”
LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people to develop communities with God’s people in need, by building, renovating, and repairing houses so that there are simple, affordable homes in our communities where people can live and grow into all that God intended for them.
Mont Arnold was a co-founder of LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity when it was organized in 1995. Since that time he has chaired the construction committee, directed LCHFH’s annual auction (held on the first Friday in August), coordinated volunteers for the project sites, and served on the Board of Directors. In 2008 Mont was named executive director of LCHFH. In that capacity he has overseen the launching of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which rehabilitates existing homes and does repairs through the “A Brush with Kindness” program, and he continues to volunteer with the hammer during construction events. Since its founding, LCHFH has served 29 families in its homebuilding program and 15 families with “A Brush with Kindness.” Mont’s passion for “helping God’s people in need of affordable housing” is evident in his commitment to LCHFH.
Through the generous giving of time, the following individuals currently serve as board members for LaGrange Habitat for Humanity.
Dan Lehman is a part of LCHFH because he likes what LCHFH stands for. He is a self-employed builder and has building experience so he enjoys being apart of the builds. He finds the families, annual auction, construction and volunteering interesting.
Amy Gerardot joined LCHFH to give back to the community in away that helps families. She is an ultrasound Technologist at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. LCHFH is most interesting to her because she see them being able to give a family in need a chance to be home-owners. She enjoys hiking and gardening at her home in Wolcottville.
Nicole Randol learned about HFH from her coworkers and her grandfather who volunteered regularly in the early years. She has her degree in accounting from IPFW and works at Farmer’s State Bank. She has been active at LCHFH board meetings and the annual fundraising auction. She enjoys traveling, painting, quilting, and crafting. She was born in Lagrange, grew up in Orland and attended PrairieHeights.
Carol Miller has served on the LCHFH board for four years, and she has many years of experience in renting and remodeling homes. She enjoys reaching out to people who are experiencing tough times in their lives. She finds it exciting to see how the community gets involved and helps in so many ways during the auction and the builds. She has been “a local girl” for most of her adult life, and she is “proud of all our county is!”
Kenn Davis is married, has two children, and has taught Special Ed children for 20 years. When HFH visited his church, LaGrange First Church of God, he felt he could further God’s kingdom by joining LCHFH. He works at the Northeast Special education Workshop with students whose families are in need. He feels LCHFH can meet some of their needs and have a positive affect on their education.
Chris Lantz learned about LCHFH when he was invited to their annual fundraising auction in 2015. He has been volunteering for them ever since through home builds, ABWK and Auctions. Chris enjoys officiating IHSAA, reading and golf.
Tammy Weldon joined the LCHFH Board because she wants to help people in need. She has already served by painting one of our houses. Tammy works at Parkview LaGrange hospital as the Radiology manager. She lives with her husband Greg and daughter Megan.
Paul Johnston is a retired educator. He joined the LCHFH Board as a way of giving back to the community. Paul has helped with LCHFH builds and Family Selection.
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