Thank you, 2016 volunteers!

state-farmIn 2016, more than 130 volunteers gave more than 1,000 hours of their time to empower hard-working families to achieve their dreams of homeownership. Our volunteers are crucial to our mission and the families we serve, and we appreciate the time and talents they used to teach homebuyer education courses, provide us with important clerical support and help families turn their house into a home.

“I work with a group of caring, hardworking, dedicated people who are helping others attain homeownership,” said Marilyn Welker, who volunteers regularly at INHP’s main office helping with data entry. “To be a part of that purpose is a rewarding opportunity and a blessing to me.”

Other volunteers, like Tonya Kinchelow, worked directly with INHP families and saw the impact they made in someone’s homeownership journey first-hand.

“It’s rewarding to me knowing I’ve helped a buyer purchase one of the largest investments they will ever make,” said Tonya. “To see a buyer break down financial barriers and reach the goals they set for themselves is incredible.”

img_0162Like Marilyn and Tonya, there are many ways to share your skills in support of INHP’s mission in the new year. Opportunities are available for individuals or groups. Whether it’s painting, landscaping, decorating, cleaning, greeting clients, educating families or assisting at our community events, we recognize the powerful impact of volunteer service.

If you would like to be an INHP volunteer in 2017, visit,