About Greater Springfield
Habitat for Humanity
Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) has a vision of a community where everyone has a decent place to live. GSHFH serves Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Who we are
and what we do.
Board of Directors
Michael Cardaropoli, President
Tiffany Tranghese, Vice President
Robin Olejarz, Clerk
Ian Coddington, Treasurer
Nadine Maggi, At Large
Sara I. Mimoso
Aimee Giroux, Executive Director
Sheri L. Green, Construction Manager
Olga Kravchenko, Homeowner Programs Coordinator
Brandice J. O'Brien, Marketing and Communications Manager
John O'Farrell, Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator
A Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) home is not a gift. Through volunteer labor, donations of money and materials, Habitat is able to help qualifying families obtain a home of their own with an affordable mortgage.
GSHFH partners with people in our community, to help them build, or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes, or repair their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
GSHFH believes homeownership is a crucial foundation for any family. By moving out of substandard housing and into a Habitat home, homeowners and their families become more likely to improve their health, attain a better education, and increase their safety and personal wealth.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliate organizations, including Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH), will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. For more information on Habitat for Humanity International, go to habitat.org.
Our mission statement.
Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) is a housing ministry dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership and home preservation opportunities. This is accomplished by working in partnership with diverse people, from all walks of life, to build simple, decent, affordable housing.