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Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island – Greater Providence announced Connie Hanner has joined the staff as the Executive Director of the affiliate.
Hanner comes to the affiliate with 10 years of experience working with Habitat for Humanity. Formerly the Executive Director of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in western Kentucky, Hanner says she looks forward to working in Providence.
“Working with Habitat for Humanity is a personal mission for me.” says Hanner. “You become involved with Habitat because you know you are making a difference in the life of family that endures well beyond the term of the mortgage.” Hanner says that she sees how home ownership transforms families. “The mortgage represents an opportunity for a family to own a home of their own. They help build the home with their own hands. This builds pride in the ownership of their home. Pride in ownership of the home, develops into ownership in their community.”
Glenn Hardy, President of Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island – Greater Providence says that Hanner will help move the organization forward with expansion of the mission. “Connie has the background in public/media relations and relational development needed to increase our building capacity and develop sustainable revenue streams. Connie will help us identify new ways to raise funds so that we can qualify more families for home mortgages.”
Hanner replaces Herman deKoe, who served as the Executive Director for the last 13 years before retiring.
For more information on upcoming projects or to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island – Greater Providence, call (401) 831-5424 or email email@example.com