There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. That equates to one out of every four people on our planet. Habitat builds because we believe this is unacceptable and that every person can make a real difference. Please join us and encourage your friends to help us BUILD more homes, communities, and hope throughout the world and in our community.
We are thankful to everyone whose support of Habitat for Humanity's mission of building a world where everyone has a decent place to live has supported our work over the year . We are most grateful for the generous support we have receive and commitment of our volunteers to serving families locally and abroad.
The slide show on the left includes photos taken of the Benson home in December, January, and February. The slideshow on the right includes photos taken of the Van Vleck home on December 14th, the day that the Van Vleck home was dedicated. Photos of both builds for previous months can be seen by going to Benson Home or Van Vleck Home.
On Saturday, January 24th, we held our annual meeting. We were pleased that 61 people attended the pot-luck dinner and heard board members speak about the accomplishments in 2014 and our plans for 2015.
Construction Objectives and Schedule
We build for the benefit of our homeowners and our environment. A primary goal is to provide healthy living conditions and reduce monthly and life-cycle costs.
Come build with us and learn about the materials and construction techniques we use!
|When the snow melts, we will begin excavation for the foundation. Once done, we will assemble the insulated concrete forms for the foundation. Check back for updates.|
|Benson Home||We will host the dedication of the Benson home. We hope that everyone who has helped make this dream come true will join Janet, Tyler and Janet's parents for this special day of celebration! Note the change from the date previously announce, March 22nd to the 21st!|
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.
|Benson Home Dedication||On Saturday, March 21, 2015 we will dedicate the Benson home for Janet and Tyler and Janet's parents, Pat and Tony Evans. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to join them to celebrate their special day! Call 802-367-1000 to let us know if you can attend. Please note the change from Sunday the 22nd to Saturday the 21st. We apologize for any confusion.|
|We are planning now for construction on land that we purchased in Pownal!||We have begun to clear the land. Construction on the home will begin in the spring of 2015! See photos here! Let us know (367-1000) if you are interested in helping.|
These photos were taken of several projects that we took on in 2014. Curt Merrow designed the ramps, and was joined by Jim White, Barth Vander Els, Mari Bennett, and Dave Low. The ramps were built for Bennington residents. As of November 2014, we have completed 14 projects for 12 families. Two were for the same household. "A big thanks to you and all the great crew of workers that built the ramp for my husband." Terry Brunina
If you know of someone in the southern part of Bennington County whose home could benefit from a small repair making their home safer and more affordable, please call 802-367-1000.
Visit Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity's ReSale Store for items to help fix up your home! Your Shires ReSale Store is a great place to shop and/or donate. All donations and proceeds are used towards improving the lives of families in our community.
Store Hours - We are open on Thursdays 11-4, Fridays: 11-4, and Saturdays: 10-4. It is not too early to find something for the special people in your life for the holidays! You can call the store during store hours at 802-362-0964.
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