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.
York Habitat recently broke ground on the 817-819 East Prospect Duplex! Volunteer construction dates will open up starting on January 15th. We are excited to see all of our volunteers on the build site!
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!
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.