In The News

A group of Our Towns Habitat supporters are giving up the comforts of home this week to help Guatemalans have the comfort and security of their own home. This past Saturday, a team of 11 left for an 8-day mission trip to Antigua, where they are building a home for one Guatemalan family, as well as building latrines and smokeless stoves to improve housing conditions for other families.

Due to forecasted winter weather, builds at all Our Towns Habitat construction sites have been cancelled for Saturday, Jan. 7. The Our Towns office will close at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 6.

Decisions on ReStore closures for Saturday will be made by 7 a.m. that day and posted here, as well as on our social media channels. 

A donation in honor or memory of a loved one can be a thoughtful alternative to traditional Christmas presents, and carry an impact that lasts long after the wrapping paper has all been cleaned up and decorations tucked back in storage for the year.

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce a new online giving option that allows donors to select one of a variety of themed e-cards to send to a recipient of the donor’s choice, alerting them that a donation has been made in his/her name.

Card designs include holiday themes, but also offer options for other special occasions, including birthdays, graduations and memorials.

To make a tribute gift, simply complete the online donation form, select the card design of your choice, then enter your designee’s name, email and any personalized message you wish to send.

Volunteering is part of the Habitat homeownership process, with all future homeowners contributing at least 400 “sweat equity” hours toward the purchase of their new home. So it is not uncommon for homeowners to get the service bug and keep volunteering long after they move in.

But homeowner Mike Carollo started out as volunteer five years ago, then later partnered with Habitat to build his own home—after some encouragement from Our Towns construction staff.

Alternative Gift Guide

The benefit delivered to families that partner with Habitat for Humanity is very real.
  $10  Box of Nails   
  $35 Roof Shingles   
  $50  Low Flow Toilet   
  $75  Window   
  $100  Kitchen Sink   
  $150  Front Door   
  $500 Sliding  
  $1000  Wallboard   
  $2000  Flooring