The Bedford County Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication on October 11th 2018 for the new Habitat for Humanity of Bedford County that recently moved to its new location at 120 West Pitt St. Bedford PA 15522.
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.
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.
Dinner & Silent/Live Auction at the Bedford Elks. Saturday April 1st 2017.
A Cinco De Mayo themed Golf Tournament in May. Details to be announced.
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
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.
A GROUND BREAKING CELEBRATION was held on April 15th at the Habitat building site located at 1601 Wall Street, Saxton, PA. At this time the lot has been cleared and the foundation will be soon be completed.