Habitat for Humanity recently marked an incredible milestone–the worldwide, nonprofit organization has now provided homes to more than 1 million qualified families since its founding in 1976. This amazing statistic includes 35 families right here in Adams County. As 2014 comes to a close, we are thrilled to share warm holiday greetings and a summary of the past year’s community involvement:
June 1, 2014 was a banner day for Adams County Habitat for Humanity: During an Open House and Dedication, we celebrated the completion of a duplex at 82-84 Fifth Street, Gettysburg. This new construction project marked the 34th and 35th families served during our chapter’s past 26 years. Our partner families, who qualified for home ownership, invested their own “sweat equity” by helping to build the homes. They are now repaying mortgages to Adams County Habitat, financed at no interest. These funds, infused by donations, are reinvested to help us serve additional families as we look towards 2015!
Also on June 1, we held a groundbreaking ceremony directly next door to our newest home, and began working on another duplex, currently under construction at 70-72 Fifth Street, Gettysburg. We are seeking new, qualified homeowners so please help spread the word to hard-working families in need of a home.
Many thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, board members, corporate and individual donors, plus members of partner church congregations! Your generosity overflowed with kindness in 2014.
A few highlights include:
Think about what the word “home” means to you. Please consider investing in the next series of homes built by Adams County Habitat for Humanity, as we look toward the future and continued success.
- $25 will buy nails for a home
- $250 will purchase a home’s handicap accessible ramp
- $2,500 will supply doors and windows for a home
- $25,000 will pay for 1/5 the cost of a new home
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in 2015. Checks may be made payable to ACHFH. If you prefer using a credit card, please go to our website (HabitatAdamsPA.org) and follow the instructions on how to designate Adams County Habitat when making your donation. Thank you again for your generous support.
C.L. Pete Ricker, Chair, Adams County Habitat for Humanity
And the entire Board of Directors, Adams County Habitat for Humanity:
Bob Boehner, Lynn Cairns, Dan Ebaugh, Karen Hendricks, Bill Leslie, Judy Leslie, John Phillips, Sue Pindle, Bob Remaley, Bill Scott, Bill Tyson, Pete Wilson, Lori Wright and Bernie Yannetti