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Please Join Us For A Key Ceremony/Volunteer Appreciation Cookout!

Please join us on Saturday, September 17, at 10:00am for a Key Ceremony and House Blessing for our newest partner families! We will be celebrating at 10 Glen St. in Rochester – come take a tour of the home and meet the Nickerson Family and the Waldie Family!033034This is what Habitat for Humanity is all about and it is you, our donors and our volunteers that make this possible.





Directly following the Key Ceremony we will be having a Volunteer Appreciation Cookout at 11:30. We hope that volunteers who have helped in any way will join us for food, refreshments and fun! For more information or to RSVP please call our office at 603-433-9555.

Come Join Us For Some Great Pizza!

On Tuesday, September 6th, from 5pm – 8pm, SENH Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with Flatbread Company in Portsmouth for a wonderful evening of great food and fundraising! Flatbread will generously be donating $3.50 for each large pizza sold and $1.75 for each small pizza sold during this event. Takeout included! Flatbread Company is located at 138 Congress St. in Portsmouth. Click Here to see a copy of their menu! For more information please call our office at: 603-433-9555 or e-mail us at admin@senhhabitat.org.Flatbread Company

SENH Habitat for Humanity Announces New Executive Board Of Directors!

Executive Director, Marcie Bergan, announced on Thursday, July 21st, the new Executive Board of Directors for SENH Habitat for Humanity. Directors are voted in on a three year term and Bergan could not be happier with the choices the current BOD has made.  “I am so pleased to have such a diverse group working with us as we navigate and continue to grow the organization all while meeting our mission”.  “Our goal of affordable housing and homeownership continues to improve lives, families, neighborhoods and entire communities’ right here on the seacoast.”

Adam Wagner, Board President

Adam Wagner AIA, is the newly elected President for the SENHHFH after having joined the board in 2013.  A partner at Market Square Architects in Portsmouth, Adam is pleased to be able to share his experience in architecture and real estate to move the mission of the organization forward.  He strongly believes that a stable home environment can be a catalyst for the development of children and family integration within the community.  Adam holds a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.  A former board member of Plan NH and former board president of HOBY Maine, Adam currently resides in Wells with his wife Beth.

Cindy Ward, Vice President

Cindy Ward was born and raised in Enfield, NH.  She worked for Dartmouth College for many years before going to college.  She attended the University of New Hampshire while raising her two children and majored in Mathematics and minored in Dance.  After graduating, she decide to stay on the seacoast.  In 1996, she married Richard Ward of the J Verne Wood Funeral Home. When Richard and she purchased their first home, she loved the process.  So much so that she started working as a loan officer for a small company.  In 2000, she joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. She volunteers on the fundraising team for Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity and finds that helping families get into their first home is a joy.

 Joyce Holland, Treasurer

Joyce serves as VP, Senior Commercial Credit Officer for Optima Bank & Trust, where she has been employed for over 5 years.  Prior to working at Optima Bank & Trust, Ms. Holland has held positions at Citizens Bank New Hampshire, Great North Property Management and The Boston Land Company.  Joyce received her undergraduate degree from Fairfield University, but also studied at the University of Seville in Spain.   She earned her M.B.A at the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics (now known as the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.  Ms. Holland is also involved in the local community, volunteering for various school committees and events.  Joyce lives in York with her husband and three children.   When she isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her family and take on home projects, including painting and refinishing furniture she buys from ReStore!

Heidi Archibald, Secretary

Heidi a long-time Hair Salon Owner, National Cosmetology Educator and Private Chef, Heidi Archibald brings 25 years of business, marketing and management assets to SENH Habitat for Humanity. Originally from South Windsor CT, Heidi resides in Portsmouth NH with her husband and two beautiful children. Heidi’s passion to help and serve is unmatched.

In addition to the Executive Board, Directors include; Christine Castaldo, James E. Coughenour Jr., Jerry Dionne, Nicole Paul, and Kristen Reinhardt.

In late September the entire Board will be convening for a strategic planning session to prepare for the next phase of the organization.

Optima Bank & Trust – Tag Team Volunteers!

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On Wednesday we had over 20 volunteers from Optima Bank & Trust come out to Glen Street to help us paint and install siding.  They worked in shifts so that everyone who wanted to lend a hand could.

It was a hot day to be painting and installing siding but they all kept plowing through with lots of water and amazingly positive attitudes.

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Grace Church Volunteers

A big thank you to Grace Community Church for coming out on this rainy Saturday! And special thanks to CeCe Quinn for bringing lunch, it was delicious.


With their help (and that of our “Steadie Eddies”) we finished priming the walls in the front unit, started painting the ceilings, installed the front porch ceiling and cleaned up the outside quite a bit.


We have such a great community pitching in to put the Nickersons and the Waldies into their new home!

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