December 2019 Newsletter
Help Lower Income Home Owners Be Safe and Healthy this Holiday Season, and Forever!

We hope you are enjoying a happy holiday season! For this last month of 2019, we are focusing much of our work on our new Critical Home Repair program. We've received dozens of applications for home repairs, and began our first job last week.   
 
If you'd like to help us finance this meaningful work, please read more below.
 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

Sincerely,
 
Godfrey Wood
Executive Director   



Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland's new Critical Home Repair service helps low-income
homeowners make needed repairs so they can live in a safe, healthy, and affordable home. This program is part of a Habitat for Humanity's effort to serve homeowners who are affected by age, disability, or family circumstances who struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes.
 
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland recognizes that new home construction is only a part of the solution for quality, affordable housing. The Critical Home Repair program is part of our broader community development strategy to transform and strengthen communities.
 
This new program requires an affordable payment from the homeowner for a portion of the repair costs, but relies on your donation to make these needed repairs. You can make a difference for these families that so often slip through the cracks!
 
 
 
 

Volunteer of the Month
 
Dave Masson
This month's highlighted volunteer is Dave Masson. Dave volunteers in our ReStore.
 
Dave began volunteering at the ReStore about four years ago. He discovered Habitat ReStores while living in Colorado. After moving to Maine he decided to look into a volunteer opportunity, and the ReStore was a good fit because he likes to do things with his hands. He says he enjoys working with the Habitat staff and volunteers.
 
Dave's background includes time in the U.S. Navy, being a pilot and co-pilot on corporate aircraft, then time in the Federal Aviation Administration in the air traffic control field. He also worked as an Aeronautical Information Specialist with the Department of Defense Mapping Agency. He and his wife Millie moved to Maine to be close to their daughter and family. His other hobbies include woodworking and gardening.
 
 
Shop the ReStore for the Holidays!
 
Buy a gift card for your favorite ReStore shopper this holiday season! They're fast and easy, and perfect for someone that's hard to buy for. Our ReStore gift cards are ONLY redeemable at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland ReStore, located at 659 Warren Avenue in Portland.

Mark your calendars for the antique tool sale, starting Saturday, December 14! We've been collecting items all year, so get ready to find some unique, collectible tools.

The ReStore is open to the public and open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00-5:00. We're located at 659 Warren Avenue in Portland. Are you interested in donating items? Give us a call at 207-221-0047 if you need an at-home pick up scheduled!
 
Thank You to our Core Partners! 

 
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland
659 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

207-772-2151 / info@habitatme.org  


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