Habitat for Humanity Dedicates its 16th Home

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates its 16th Home

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates its 16th Home

The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity (BAHfH) affiliate completed another home on June 30, its fourth home on Jennifer Lane in Manchester, for and with homebuyers, Mikhaila Shum and Rodney Carmouche and their three children.

Habitat has already begun building two more homes on Jennifer Lane, one for and with Russ and Lyn Van Vleck and their two children, and one for and with Janet Benson, her son, and Pat andTony Evans, her parents.Volunteers of all skill levels are invited to come build with us any Wednesday or Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tools and materials are supplied. The weekly schedule is posted at benningtonareahabitat.com.

Habitat is currently accepting applications for two more homes they plan to build in 2015, one on Jennifer Lane in Manchester, and another on Swallow Hill Road in Pownal. Call 802-367-1000.

Bennington Area Habitat has completed one whole-house renovation and 16 new homes. Habitat homes are affordable because over 3,000 hours of volunteer labor are typically contributed during the 60-plus days of construction. In addition, Habitat finances the home with a no-interest mortgage.  Each adult homebuyer partner contributes up to 200 hours of sweat equity working side by side with volunteers.

The Bennington Area affiliate is one of 1,500 American affiliates and part of a worldwide organization that in the fall of 2013, celebrated helping its 800,000th family, now housing over two million people. Each local affiliate is responsible for securing all funds, volunteers, services and materials to support its activities. Bennington Area Habitat tithes 10 percent of all unrestricted donations, as well as 10 percent of the proceeds from the Shires ReSale Store, to Habitat International and has paid for 15.6 homes overseas.

We welcome involvement at the build sites, the Shires ReSale Store, and/or with committees that support the work of BAHfH.  People interested in learning more, should contact the Habitat office at 802-367-1000.

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