York Habitat for Humanity has announced that the organization’s 16th annual 5K run/walk fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019. This year’s event, once again tabbed “I Survived the Hills for Habitat 5K,” will take place in Dover, PA using the popular rolling course which starts and ends on Allen Lane in Dover Borough. Registration begins at 7:00 AM and the run/walk starts at 8:30 AM on race day.
York Habitat has selected Dover to be able to showcase the many Habitat homes which have been built there over the years. Besides the City of York, York Habitat has constructed more homes in Dover than in any other York County community.
“This really is a wonderful opportunity for folks with a common interest, to come out, run and walk to be healthy, all while helping create first-time home owner families all over York County,” said York Habitat’s Associate Director Mark Mattern. “Dover Borough and Dover Township continue to support this event to the highest level, helping make it a success year after year.”
Over the years, more than 1,750 runners and walkers have taken part in the York Habitat event which starts and ends in a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood. Funds raised go directly to York Habitat for Humanity to provide low-income York County residents with the opportunity to purchase a safe, decent, affordable home.
On the running side, prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in eight different age categories. The top overall male and female runners will also receive special recognition. Donated snacks and drinks will be available at the race site. Registration for the event is OPEN right now on the York Habitat for Humanity web site at www.yorkhabitat.org.
All levels of sponsorships are still available for this year’s event. Anyone wishing to donate an item to the event is encouraged to get in touch with the York Habitat office.
For questions and more information, contact Mark Mattern at 717-756-6559 or email@example.com.
The Knights of Columbus invited Mark Mattern as their guest speaker Friday night for their Double Star Celebration. The Knights also made a generous donation. Great cake and ice cream for dessert.
Thank you so much to all donors that make our mission to provide affordable housing in York County possible!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Page family for their Home Dedication on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018! Both Kelley and Johnny are now safe in their forever home. Here are the photos from this special day.
Thank you to RLM Photography for the photos of this wonderful day!
The staff at York Habitat is now certified in first aid and CPR through the American Heart Association. Many Thanks to our Instructor/Paramedic Wayne from the West York Ambulance Association. We believe it’s vital to be able to care for our volunteers, neighbors and community and this is one more way to show that we care!
On July 28th, 2018, York Habitat for Humanity was able to dedicate two beautiful homes to our two newest Habitat families! These new houses, located on West Locust Street in York, will now serve as forever homes. Thank you so much to everyone who came together to make this possible!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out and joined us for our 15th Annual 5k Run/Walk on June 23rd! We are so grateful for all of you who braved the drizzly weather conditions to race to build affordable housing for those in need in York County.
If you haven't had a chance to check your time yet, here are the timing results courtesy of Falcon Race Timing: Overall Results, Age Group Results.
Here are some photos from this year's race. More photos courtesy of Loving Memories Photography & Design are coming soon!
York Habitat for Humanity has announced that the organization with begin hosting information sessions for potential new homeowners. Recently, the number of York County families looking for home applications has increased six-fold, so the non-profit has developed a new way to get to many families and as quickly as possible.
“We are ecstatic and recognize that there is a large interest in our program as we continue to grow as a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We strive to make the application process as efficient and as personalized as possible,” said Amanda Adams, York Habitat’s Family Services Manager.
To achieve this goal, York Habitat for Humanity will be holding three information sessions a month. These sessions, which will host several families at one time, will be varied time-wise with one each in the morning, afternoon and evening. This will help to accommodate a variety of different employment schedules.
Adams points out that these sessions will dive into the application particulars and explain the criteria that is needed to become a Habitat homeowner. Everything from required income levels to family participation in sweat equity hours will be on the two-hour meeting agenda.
To sign up for these sessions, those interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner are asked to go to Habitat’s web site at yorkhabitat.org and then hit upcoming events. Sessions that have been scheduled may be selected at this time.
For questions and more information, contact Mark Mattern at 717-854-6168, Ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.