(Dayton, OH) - The season is changing, and so are things at HOGD! A few October highlights include our first ever World Habitat Day celebration, significant progress at our Illinois Ave build, and several new items at our ReStore.
HOGD started this month with World Habitat Day on October 6th. To honor this day, the President of our Board, Rick Willis, presented a proclamation from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to our Executive Director, Diane Graham, at the Courthouse Square. After, we invited guests to participate in a Habi-Relay and enjoy complimentary refreshments from Bill's Donuts and Tim Horton's. It was a wonderful time to reflect on the need for adequate shelter around our world today! FOX 45/ABC 22 aired a story about our World Habitat Day events that you can view here.
Our build on Illinois Avenue is coming along quickly thanks to volunteer groups like the UD Chapter of HOGD, LION Apparel, and Lexis Nexis! This month we were able to put the roof on this home. The Tshibangu's can't wait to make their house a home! It takes over 2,000 volunteer hours to construct a Habitat home. If you would like to work side-by-side with other volunteers to build a home for a local family in need of decent, safe, affordable housing visit the volunteer page of our website. Worksites are open to men and women, 18 and up, weekly Tuesday through Saturday. No experience is necessary, basic construction skills are taught on the job by the worksite leaders. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dave Mauch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to transform your home for the season? Our ReStore has been hoppin' with new items! From orange décor to Christmas trees to Morris Home Furniture items, the ReStore has been blessed with wonderful donations. Come visit us to donate, shop, or volunteer! For more information, go to this portion of our website.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton
Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1983 as a non-profit, volunteer-driven Christian ecumenical housing ministry dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing to families in need throughout Montgomery County. Greene County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1985 dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies for families throughout Greene County.
Every family accepted into Habitat's homeownership program is required to work 275 hours of sweat equity. They work alongside volunteers on build sites, including their own home, as well as in the Habitat ReStore and offices. The families must complete 40 hours of homeowner educations classes on everything from financial management and nutrition to home maintenance and the legal responsibilities of homeownership. Using what they learn in financial management classes, the family must save $50 a month to pay their closing costs. They purchase the home with an affordable, interest free mortgage. The partner families' mortgage payments are used to build future homes.
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