Coming Soon...a soft opening of the Shire's Resale Store - the date will be announced soon.
January 18, 2014
We will host our annual pot luck dinner - a time to celebrate the past year of accomplishment and to share ideas for the coming year.
"Teamwork ...is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results...." Andrew Carnegie
"What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers." Clarence Jordan
At this special time of the year, we take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the many people who have encouraged and supported our work throughout the years. Our capacity to help people in need of safe and affordable housing in our part of Vermont is directly proportional to the generosity of our community. We are blessed to live and work in an extremely generous and caring community! We hope you will enjoy a wonderful time during the holidays with your familiy and friends.
One out of every four people on the planet is homeless or lives in poverty housing. Habitat builds because we believe this is unacceptable and that every person can make a real difference. Please join with us and encourage your friends to Help us BUILD more homes, communities, and hope.
Meet the Gordon Family - Lori and Shannon Gordon accepted our invitation to live in a home that we started building together on May 22nd. Click this link to learn about the Gordon family.
Meet the Carmouche-Shum Family - Mikhaila and Rodney and their family are very excited that we have started their home. Click to learn more about their family.
Construction Schedule - depends upon contractor's schedules and the weather - check back here for updates. We can use more volunteers. The Gordon home is heated! You won't freeze. Dress warmly for working on the Carmouche-Shum home.
The construction schedule will be updated each week. Please understand that the schedule is our best estimate of what we will be able to accomplish on any given day. The availability of volunteers, materials, and the weather all have an impact on what can be done.
Anyone interested in joining in on the fun should check the website for the weekly plan. We work between 8:30 and 2:30 until the home is finished. We ask that groups of four or more call in advance by calling 802-367-1000. Individuals can self-schedule. We welcome women and men of all skill levels. Everyone can make a difference.
The slide show below starts with photos taken in November on the Gordon home and photos will be added throughout the month. Click to see slides shows of the work completed during earlier months. You can order any photo by double clicking on the photo. Our primary emphasis in November has been to close in the Carmouche-Shum home so we can work on both homes during the winter months. More photos will be added when we get both homes closed in.
This slide show includes photos of what we have accomplished to date on the Carmouche-Shum home on Jennifer Lane in December. Photos will be added throughout the month. Click to see earlier photos.