Special thanks to a great partner of York Habitat for Humanity, U-Stor-it. U-Stor-It has stepped up and has helped in so many ways. U-Stor-It is providing York Habitat storage space for future home owners as well as a space for furniture items that have been donated to York Habitat. Previously, U-Stor-It also served as a drop off point for their customers and the public to drop off donations for new Habitat homeowners. Items pictured here were collected by U-Stor-It have helped make a house a home for Habitat partner families.
Mary Gibbs: York Habitat for Humanity is excited to recognize Mary Gibbs as April’s Volunteer in the Spotlight. Mary first began volunteering with us on our construction sites, and you will find her working hard at one of our sites quite often! She joined us on site for National Women Build Week 2017 and has now joined our Women Build Committee for this year’s event. Mary believes in the Habitat mission, and we are so grateful for her help and support. Thank you for giving back to the York Community and for helping York Habitat families achieve their dreams of homeownership Mary!!
York Habitat for Humanity has announced that the organization is seeking a new full time site supervisor. A Habitat site supervisor is the staff member who works on a build site, overseeing the operation and the volunteer labor. This position would report directly to Construction Manager George Myers. “This position requires someone with a strong construction background and will be able to train and direct construction volunteers,” said Myers. “Since almost all of the construction on York Habitat homes is handled by volunteers, this is a very important position in our organization. Our site supervisor is our most visible and consistent point of contact with the community.” A Habitat site supervisor, along with a background in construction, must be able to work with and teach volunteers, all while working within accordance to York Habitat for Humanity plans, specifications and quality requirements. To apply for this position; go to Indeed.com and use York Habitat Site Supervisor, York PA in search. York Habitat for Humanity has completed 125 new homes in York County and each of those builds required thousands of hours of volunteer labor. Currently, Habitat has two projects underway with a duplex project on West Locust Street reaching its final stages. For more information on the position and on how to apply, stop by the York Habitat for Humanity website at www.yorkhabitat.org. About York Habitat for Humanity Funded mainly by private donations, York Habitat provides a “hand up, not a hand out” by offering qualified residents zero percent interest on a 30 year mortgage. York Habitat for Humanity, celebrating its 33rd year serving York County, is a volunteer driven, Christian-based housing ministry that builds safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with local, lower-income people living in substandard housing conditions. With the completion of York Habitat’s 125th home, more than 520 men, women, and children will be living in Habitat Homes in York County. Since 1985, York Habitat has created over $7.2 million worth of new or rehabilitated affordable housing, which generates more than $300,000 in tax revenue for York County. Over 2,250 volunteers work with York Habitat annually.
York Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce a new partnership with U-Stor-It Self Storage located at 1331 N. Sherman Street in York. U-Stor-It has agreed to donate three storage units at their facility for use by York Habitat for Humanity. These units, valued at $4,200 per year will be used by York Habitat to store donated furniture and other household goods. By securing this space with U-Stor-It, York Habitat will be able to accept many generous donations that they were not accepting in the past. These items will be used to help build Habitat partner family homes whenever possible. “Every day, we get calls from many York County residents wanting to donate items to York Habitat in anticipation of opening a ReStore in 2018. They know that by selling gently used household and building items, we can increase our ability to build or rehab homes for low-income families. These residents have confidence in our mission because they know Habitat sells the homes at an affordable cost, and gives nothing away,” said Habitat’s Executive Director Tammi Morris. “In the recent past we had to turn down these items because we did not have the space. That is not the case anymore thanks to U-Stor-It. One of the units will be used to assist families with storage needs before they move into their Habitat home.” U-Stor-It Self Storage caters to different types of storage customers including residential, commercial, student and military tenants, to name a few. The self-storage business offers various size and types of storage units that will always fit a customer’s space and financial needs. Other features include secure units, temperature control, 24-hour drive-up access and boxes and supplies. More information is available by visiting: https://ustorityork.com/self-storage-york-pa-96065.php
York Habitat for Humanity has announced a new record for the local affiliate’s participation in the Cars for Homes Program. In statistics just announced by Habitat for Humanity International, York Habitat had more vehicles donated for the quarter ending in September than ever before. Over that time frame, 10 vehicles were donated to benefit York Habitat. York Habitat for Humanity is just one of 419 Habitat affiliates sharing in what is an all-time record for funds delivered for a quarter by the Cars for Homes Program. The affiliates will receive more than $670,000 from Habitat International up from the previous record by $155,000. That means a record was set in two straight quarters for the car donation program. “We are so excited to be a part of this program and excited to see a new record for York Habitat for Humanity,” said Habitat’s Associate Director Mark Mattern. “We would like to see everyone in York County check out this program and if they think Habitat may help them to get rid of an old vehicle of any kind, make the call. It really is a win, win, win situation in that the donor removes an unwanted vehicle, the donor gets a tax break and our affiliate gets a donation. And no, the vehicle does not have to run!” York Habitat for Humanity will receive close to $2,000 for the donations this quarter and Mattern points out that that total will increase rapidly when more and more donors get involved. For more information on the program potential donors can call 877-277-4344 or stop by the Cars for Homes web site at carsforhomes.org.
York Habitat for Humanity has the honor of recognizing Jane Dodson as our March Volunteer in the Spotlight. Jane has been volunteering with our affiliate since 1986, the very beginning of our affiliate! You can find Jane out on our build sites, serving on our committees, mentoring our Habitat families, and volunteering in the office. When asked why she has volunteered with us all of these years she said, “In 1986 my Pastor was very involved with the incorporation of the York affiliate, and she knew then what a great organization was.” She continued on to say “Volunteering with YHFH is the most rewarding experience she has ever had.” Thank you for giving back to the York Community and for helping York Habitat families achieve their dreams of homeownership Jane!
We simply can not say enough about the wonderful people at the Horn Foundation. We are always thrilled to see Steph Holmes and this Thursday morning was no different. Steph presented York Habitat with a significant donation for a future build. Thank You Horn Foundation!
It's a new month and you know what that means!! Time to share our February Volunteer in the Spotlight. Pat Nelson began volunteering with us on our build sites early 2016. He loved the Habitat Mission and working on the sites, but he wanted to contribute more. In 2017 he committed to sharing the Habitat Mission and scheduling over 75 volunteer spots on our Saturday build days, and succeeded! He then joined our Board of Directors and has since become the Chair Person of our Volunteer Recruitment Committee. We are grateful for his commitment to our work, as well as his heart for our Habitat Families. Thank you Pat!!
We had such a great time at the 50th Home & Garden Show this past weekend and enjoyed meeting each and every one of you! Our raffle winners are beginning to pick up their prizes, and we are loving the joy on their faces! Thanks to Rick Prough, the winner of the $1,000 coupon towards granite counter tops donated by Atlantic Custom Granite & Marble and Matt Stackhouse, the winner of the Dewalt Socket Set for attending the Home & Garden Show and participating in our raffle. Enjoy your prizes!
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25