MAKING A DIFFERENCE-STUDENT COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE, March 10-16, 2014
Collegiate Challenge began in 1989 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. During collegiate spring break, students are invited to spend one week working with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to assist in building homes for families in need that have qualified for the Habitat program.
This year, we recently hosted a group of 10 students from Western Kentucky University who joined the other 230,000 students over the Collegiate Challenge 25 year history in donating their vacation time to build homes toward improving other lives and our community overall. As Western Kentucky University senior and Habitat chapter President Jeffry Edwards shared: “I love it. Each trip is unique, and I enjoy helping the community. It’s a great feeling, and the homeowners really appreciate the work”. Our construction manager, Ed Yorty, also said “the students genuinely want to make a difference and would rather be useful over the break”.
The posted gallery pictures depict their progress in action.
Thanks and gratitude to the Church of The Covenant for lodging our students!
Thank you to everyone who made our 5th annual Benefit Dinner & Auction a success!
On Friday, October 11, WCHfH hosted an entertaining and successful fundraising event to support our mission to end the cycle of poverty in Washington County. Attendees heard from Habitat homeowners on the impact safe, decent, affordable housing has had on their lives. It was an inspiring event that raised more than $35,000 for the affiliate.
In case you missed the annual dinner & auction, you can read the Board of Directors message and the Executive Director's message to get a feel for the impact Washington County Habitat for Humanity has on our community.
We are grateful for the support from the community as we look to serve more families in need. Thank you for making it a success!
Washington County Habitat for Humanity is NOW HIRING for its ReStore.
Find out more at www.habitatwashpa.org/jobs.
Habitat partners with the Washington Wild Things and Frontier League All-Stars
Washington County Habitat for Humanity was the official community partner for the 2013 Frontier League All-Star game, hosted by the Washington Wild Things. The All-Star players donated their morning to helping Habitat--at the jobsite pouring concrete and at the ReStore cleaning, prepping, and moving materials for sale. With more than 40 strong volunteers, WCHfH was able to get a lot of hard work done. We're grateful to be a part of the Frontier League All-Star break. We hope the players will take their positive experience back to their hometowns and help their local Habitat affiliate work to end the cycle of poverty. Check out the photo gallery or this project recap from the Observer-Reporter.
WCHfH ReStore: New Hours!
In order to provide our customers with a better, safer, more enjoyable shopping experience, we are adopting new business hours.
New ReStore Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10:AM-5: PM (effective 12-10-2013)
- Closed Sunday and Monday
Thank you for your patronage. We appreciate your business!
Call us! 724-503-4416
Our 50th Home Is Nearing Completion!
WCHfH broke ground on its milestone 50th home in Washington County on April 24, 2013. We wish to thank our sponsors--Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, Columbia Gas, RG Johnson Company, and 84 Lumber--along with our countless other supporters and volunteers. We can't end the cycle of poverty in our community without you! We have been blessed with sponsors and volunteers who have worked hard in the. cold weather to make it happen. You can follow progress of our 50th home in the photo gallery section of the website. Looks like fun, doesn't it? If you want to roll up your sleeves and lend a hand, contact us today to get involved!
WCHfH's ReStore celebrates Earth Day every day!
Come check out our store on East Maiden Street in Washington and learn how our nonprofit has helped to divert more than 1 million pounds of materials out of local landfill. We're passionate about recycling and re-purposing building materials, furniture, appliances, and more.
Since 1989 Washington County Habitat for Humanity has been building homes for qualified, deserving, low-income families in Washington County. With more than 45 homes completed and an additional 3-4 under construction each year we are working steadily towards our goal of ensuring that everyone has a safe, decent place to live. But there is much more work to be done.
Volunteers allow us to build affordable homes by donating their time and skills to constructing new houses and staffing our ReStore. We welcome you to join our volunteer base. We are also continually seeking to identify qualified families interested in participating in our home ownership program and receiving one of our quality houses. If you are interested in becoming a homeowner, volunteering, or donating to help make someone's dream of home ownership a reality; all the information necessary to get started is available on this website! Feel free to explore!
Also, take a moment to check out the ReStore section of the site. The ReStore offers new and used construction and home goods for sale to the general public at unbeatable prices. Everything we sell is donated, and the proceeds from the sale are used to fund our home construction efforts.
Involvement with Habitat for Humanity at any level is more than a day volunteering, a donation made, or a shopping trip downtown - it is an investment in a family, in your community. So join with us, as we work together to ensure a future where all of God's children have a safe home and a hope for the future.
We encourage you to take a moment and view our informational video.