Happy Labor Day

September 3, 2015 | Leave a reply

The Habitat ReStore will be CLOSED Friday 9/4 for a store inventory & re-organization day. The store will also be closed Saturday 9/5 and Monday 9/7 in observance of Labor Day. We’ll see you on Tuesday for more great deals! The construction site will also be closed on Saturday 9/5.

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Welcome AmeriCorps National Service Member!

September 1, 2015 | Leave a reply

A big welcome to our new AmeriCorps National Service Member Joe Morvillo!    Joe will be serving as a crew leader at our Sheridan Hollow build site over the next 10 months, so say hello if you see him! Read Joe’s bio here.   HfHCD is proud to have hosted AmeriCorps National, AmeriCorps Vista and AmeriCorps NCCC service members at our office and our construction sites. AmeriCorps is an initiative of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Grants are awarded annually based on applications from a variety of nonprofit community organizations. Dollars awarded by CNCS are matched 1-to-1 by local private dollars. Members receive a modest living stipend. Habitat’s experience has been that AmeriCorps members are goal-oriented and deeply committed to community service.   We’re also welcoming a new crew of AmeriCorps NCCC members to our team this week! Stay tuned to learn more about them in an upcoming blog post.

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Tour de Habitat is back!

August 31, 2015 | Leave a reply

Tour de Habitat raises money to build homes and bring neighborhoods back to life. With your support, Habitat for Humanity Capital District will build and rehabilitate more homes than ever before. Register to ride today! With four different route lengths, there is something for everyone! RIDERS RECEIVE: → Tour de Habitat t-shirt→ Full, friendly support along the ride, including rest stops with food and drink→ One ticket to an epic post-ride party at Druthers in Albany, with FREE BEER & FOOD → That warm, fuzzy feeling of helping build homes for families in need Raise $500 or more and receive an exclusive Tour de Habitat cycling jersey!  

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New Citizen, New Homeowner

August 21, 2015 | Leave a reply

A future Habitat homeowner, Shernette Minott, has a lot to celebrate today— she was naturalized as a citizen of the United States this morning! Shernette, a native of Jamaica, was sworn in as an American citizen at the U.S. District Court in downtown Albany. She and her son will soon move into their brand new home in Habitat’s Fox Hollow development in South Troy. Congratulations, Shernette! Your hard work and perseverance is paying off and we can’t wait until you move into your new home. The United States is lucky to have you as one of our own, and so is Habitat for Humanity.

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Summer Construction Update

July 28, 2015 | Leave a reply

Summer is here!  You are likely hearing the familiar sounds of the season like birds singing, bees buzzing, and children laughing and playing outside.  At Habitat for Humanity Capital District, the buzz of a saw and the thud of a hammer is what we’re hearing at this time of year.  Construction is in full swing in downtown Albany’s Sheridan Hollow and Troy’s North Central neighborhood. We recently celebrated our 100th house built here in the Capital District – and we need your support so we can build our next hundred homes!    Your gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will help purchase much-needed building supplies…things like nails, paint, lumber and roofing materials. Please consider joining our Carpenter’s Club, a monthly giving program that helps keep Habitat building all year long.    As a member of the Carpenter’s Club, you’ll receive invitations to VIP build days, exclusive discounts at the Habitat ReStore and the satisfaction in knowing that you are helping us build homes all year long. You can also make a one-time donation today. When you hear the buzz of a saw or the thud of a hammer this summer, think of the Habitat home your gift is building for another hardworking family […]

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