Tony Buccieri, of New Milford, was appointed recently to the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity board of directors.

Mr. Buccieri, a business banker with Fairfield County Bank, based in the Federal Road office in Danbury, is active in the community.

He served 10 years on the executive board of the Community Action Committee of Danbury, serving as vice president from 2007-8 and president from 2009-10; board president of the YMCA's Escape to the Arts program from 2005-07 and has been a volunteer for many other nonprofits.

"The events of Sept. 11, 2001, motivated me to truly make a difference in the community to honor those who paid so dear a price," he said.

Since then, Mr. Buccieri has become a community activist and has received recognition for his efforts, including Volunteer of the Year at Wachovia Bank in 2006 and 2007, an award the company created due to his efforts.

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, which has been active in the Greater New Milford area, is also seeking several more board members.

Mary Aly, executive director of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, describes her board members as heroes.

"It's easy to join a board that raises millions, that has a large staff, and that has cash reserves," she said. "Because our office staff is only two- and-a-half people, we desperately need our board to be involved."

"They aren't lost in the crowd," Ms. Aly said. "The board of directors is the single most critical factor in the survival of our agency. It's not for the faint of heart."

Housatonic Habitat recently received its certificate of occupancy on its most recent two homes on Linden Place in Danbury.

Five modular condo units were also in the design stage for Hospital Avenue.

For more information, call Ms. Aly at 203-744-1340.