State University Campus
Chapter Dinner set for April 19
Chapter Dinner set for April 19
|The Plymouth State University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will hold its Third Annual Dinner on April 19, 7 p.m. at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth. Tickets are $45 for adults ($15 for PSU students). You can also get a full table for 8 for $320 or a half table for four for $170.|
This has proven to be a wonderful, fun-filled event and also features a silent auction. If you attended last year, you know how many incredible items were available for auction. A lot of people walked away with some great bargains. It's a great way to help the PSU Campus Chapter, which donates a portion of the proceeds from this event each year to Pemi-Valley Habitat. Tickets will be available soon at the ReStore and through our website, so keep an eye out for them and save your space. The room was full last year, so don't miss out on this great event. Order tickets below.
Pemi-Valley Habitat Finalist for Jordan AwardPemi-Valley Habitat is one of four finalists for the Habitat for Humanity International Clarence Jordan Pioneers in Excellence Award! This award is presented to two affiliates that demonstrate creativity or innovation in any area of affiliate operations. We are a finalist for our Hedstrom Way project in Bristol. We are all so thrilled to be among the four finalists as this is a tremendous honor.
Hedstrom Way Project UpdateThe four-home cluster development project in Bristol is moving along rapidly. The site-work is now complete. Many thanks to Clarke & Company for their efforts. As you probably know, Pemi-Valley Habitat became the first N.H. affiliate to be awarded a Community Development Block Grant and that grant paid for the site-work. It's amazing to see the property now, compared to how it looked before work started. The four families will have a beautiful plot of land on which their homes will sit.
Four foundations have been poured and work is well underway on the first home, for the Gibbs family. The walls are up. The roof has been shingled. The interior walls have been framed. Work has gone extremely well and that is due to the wonderful outpouring of care and dedication from the many volunteers. Because of this, there is even a chance we can get the family moved in before Christmas, which would be an incredible gift. That might be optimistic, but if we continue to receive strong volunteer support, it is possible. It's very heart-warming to see all four families working on each other's houses. It should be quite a tight knit neighborhood.
We also have to thank all the churches in the Newfound region for supplying food for the volunteers each build day. The volunteers sincerely appreciate the delicious food and the support of the church community!
We started with a Saturday-Sunday build schedule so as to not interfere with the site work. We have now switched to our regular Friday-Saturday schedule. To volunteer or to keep up to date on the project, sign up for our E-Newsletter right here on this page. It's easy to do and we could sure use your help. Come and help build these houses. You'll be glad you did.
Bristol Project in Memory of Rev. Hedstrom
The Pemi-Valley Habitat Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the road leading to the new Bristol homes "Hedstrom Way." This road, as well as the homeowners association, is named in memory of the Reverend Douglas Hedstrom. Doug was the former pastor of theBristol United Church of Christ. He was also a very dedicated Habitat supporter and volunteer. Doug passed away suddenly on June 19, 2010 during construction of the Mastin home in Rumney. Rev. Hedstrom was well aware of the property we had in Bristol and very much looked forward to being able to work on that project. His sudden passing will prevent him from seeing this project become a reality. But, with the development named after him, all associated with this project will be constantly reminded of his presence. A formal ground breaking will be held in the near future and we expect to have members of Doug's family in attendance, which will be a true blessing as we go forward.
Annual Appeal Coming - Now More than Ever!
Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity's 2012 Annual Campaign is coming
soon. Watch your mail box for our campaign mailing. We now offer the
ability to donate right from our website. Your donations are especially
vital now as we begin work on the four home Bristol project. Pemi-Valley
Habitat must build four homes over the next two years.
The construction of the homes is our match for the CDBG grant and that is a major monetary obligation of about $400,000 for the organization. Your generosity will help to make this project a reality and will help to provide Habitat homes for the Gibbs, Reynolds, Sprague and Mickewicz families and will help us continue our mission going forward.
Any contribution you can make toward
this project would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity.
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