Amy Belmore, who has has served as Director of Development and Outreach for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth since 2019, has been named the organization’s new Executive Director.
Belmore will succeed Jim Middleton, who served as Executive Director of the organization for 10 years.
During her tenure as Director of Development and Outreach, Belmore led successful fundraising and marketing efforts, cultivated meaningful relationships in the community and secured corporate sponsorships to support the organization’s growth.
“Amy Belmore has been an outstanding addition to the Habitat team and her contributions to the organization have been invaluable,” said Middleton. “We just celebrated our 25th anniversary, and now we are looking forward to another 25 years of growth and change as we continue to work towards building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership. I am confident that Amy will guide this organization into the future with great success.”
Middleton will be staying on with Habitat to work on projects.
Belmore, a Kingston resident, has been an active member of the community for two decades. She serves as a Board Member for the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Community Action Council, and the Kingston Public Library Foundation. Prior to joining Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Belmore owned and operated her own event planning and project management company; served as an event consultant for the nonprofit Plymouth 400, Inc; served as Managing Director of a local veterans’ service non-profit; and served as a Director in Higher Education Advancement for over 12 years.
“I’m thrilled and honored to step into this role for an organization with such deep roots in social justice and community building,” said Belmore. “Secure housing truly has a transformative effect on the lives of children and adults alike, and yet it is out-of-reach for so many in our area. I’m looking forward to continuing to serve this important mission, and to building on the many accomplishments of our affiliate.”
As Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Belmore will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of the organization, which include building and repairing homes, overseeing the operation of the Habitat ReStore, engaging an active volunteer corps, managing fundraising and donor relations, and managing the organization’s staff of six. Belmore will also lead the organization in building fundraising and corporate development strategies to continue to drive the nonprofit’s mission, which is evermore important as housing prices continue to climb.
To date, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has built thirteen homes and completed major rehab projects on another six. The homes have been occupied by 72 people; 58 of those being children who were able to learn and grow in these safe spaces. This affiliate has also completed more than 75 repair, weatherization, and/or disability ramp projects through its “Brush with Kindness” program. The organization currently has new projects in the pipeline in Carver and Plymouth, as they work to address the urgent and growing need for affordable first-time homeownership in the area.
In total, over the last 25 years, the organization has served hundreds of individuals from infants to seniors and provided the Greater Plymouth community with “a hand up, not a hand out”. To learn more about this affiliate and how to get involved, visit hfhplymouth.org.