Habitat for Humanity of Bedford County welcomes Samantha Blackstone for the spring semester as an intern.

Samantha is a student of Business Management at Allegany College of Maryland with the goal of starting her own full-fledged photography business someday. Samantha says, “ Photography is a passion of mine because it allows me to express my creativity while capturing the beauty of a moment.” After finishing school, she plans to obtain a decent management position within a company, as well as put more time towards building her photography business.

Samantha will be working with Habitat Board Members and Executive Director, Brenda Bomblosky. A few of her projects are to help with fundraising, creating a brochure for the Bedford Habitat as well as helping with other business administrative projects.

Become Our Partner Family

Habitat for Humanity of Bedford County

HABITAT IS LOOKING FOR A PARTNER FAMILY FOR THE NEW HOME TO BE BUILT IN 2019

Habitat for Humanity, a Christian non-profit organization, partners with people in the community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. At this time we need your assistance in finding a Partner Family for a home to be built in 2019. Habitat’s “Partner Family” helps build their home alongside volunteers.

Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Building homes helps generations and also the community. Materials are purchased locally and skills are taught to volunteers. It helps a person give back to the community. It is a “hand up” not a “hand out.”

The Partner Family agrees to put many hours of “sweat equity” into the building and construction. This can be done through a variety of opportunities including office volunteering. The home is built with a lot of volunteer hours and donations of money and materials. The family pays low, affordable monthly payments to cover Habitat’s operating expenses.

Habitat presently owns a lot in Everett, PA, and hopes to break ground soon. There is an application and specific guidelines and criteria to be met to be approved for a new home. If you know a friend or family member who may qualify, please call 814-624-3443 and leave a message.

WHO WE ARE.

Habitat for Humanity, a Christian non-profit organization, partners with people in your community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat partners help build their own homes alongside volunteers. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Building homes helps generations and also the community. Materials are purchased locally and we teach skills to volunteers. It helps a person to give back to the community. It is a “hand up” not a “hand out.” The partner family agrees to put many hours of “sweat equity” into the building and construction. The home is built with a lot of volunteer hours and donations of money and materials. The family pays affordable monthly payments back to Habitat to cover operating expenses.

This Year Our Partner Family is a Veteran.

Jeff Swope has been chosen as the new Partner Family for a home to be built in 2017. Jeff is retired from the military since 2002 and is in need of better, affordable housing. The home site is located in Saxton on a lot that was donated by Wells Fargo. We look forward to working closely with Jeff and his family in helping to provide an affordable place to live.

WOULD YOU PLEASE HELP.

With the new year starting, please take a moment to reflect on how blessed you are and open your heart to those who would love to have the basic things we take for granted. Like a home to call their own. We sincerely ask that you make either a monetary donation or donate an item to be auctioned at the Fundraising auction & dinner. We truly appreciate all of you who have supported our mission in the past and are asking again for your generosity. Our goal is to raise $50,000 so we can break ground for the new home in Saxton. Please make donations to the address below or call the office to speak to someone. Thank you and God Bless.

Habitat for Humanity
120 West Pitt Street, Bedford PA 15522
(814) 624-3443

BUILDING BLITZ

BUILDING BLITZ is scheduled for the week of June 19th. This is a week where we push to get the home under roof. We are seeking volunteers to give whatever time they can spare even for a few hours to come out and get the home under roof. There is a need for skilled labor and also help with general labor or clean up. Join us at the VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, June 7th at the STONERSTOWN CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN located at 14th street Saxton Pa 16678. Habitat board members will be there from 5 PM – 7 PM to meet with anyone who would like information about the build or to answer questions about volunteering. Stop in and talk with us and enjoy refreshments provided by the Stonerstown church members. You can also get information or sign up to help by calling Brenda Bomblosky at 814-310-2467. Thank you.