La Porte County Habitat for Humanity Names Executive Director

By: La Porte County Habitat for Humanity Last Updated: December 17, 2013

Robert-LongThe La Porte County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors has selected Robert D. Long of Michigan City as the organization’s executive director. Long took over the position Dec. 2.

Long has experience in management, fundraising and community relations with nonprofit, health care and human services organizations in Indiana and Michigan. Before joining Habitat for Humanity, he was director of development and community relations for Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana in Merrillville and held a similar position with the Cass County Council on Aging in Cassopolis, Mich.

As the executive director of La Porte County’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate, Long is responsible for overall leadership of the organization and works collaboratively with the board of directors. Jeff Hilb, board president, said, “Bob comes with a wealth of knowledge and a strong background in the critical areas of fundraising and organizational leadership that will enable our organization to continue the strong tradition of building affordable housing for those less fortunate. We are excited to have Bob as part of the LCHFH team.”

Long received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Ohio University. He and his wife Shirley reside in Trail Creek and have three grown children.

The La Porte County Habitat for Humanity office and ReStore are located at 1002 W. Greene Street, at the corner of 10th and Huron Streets in Michigan City. The ReStore is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Shoppers can find new and gently–used home improvement items, furniture, home accessories, building materials, appliances and more at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used to build and renovate homes throughout La Porte County.

For more information, to donate items for the ReStore or to volunteer for Habitat, call 219-814-4985, email exdir@laportehabitat.org or visit www.laportehabitat.org.