Habitat Cape Cod news & updates
December 2020
Quick Links

  • We have 2 Restore Locations in Falmouth and Yarmouth where we sell new and used home goods. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Business is booming and now is the time to pick up some unique items for your home! If you have items to donate and need them picked up asap, the Restores have a new program to expediate the process.

  • Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, ALL construction, ReStore and office volunteer opportunities continue to be limited to invited volunteers only. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Email Tara if you have any questions.
  • It's going to be a long winter, we are starting a Habitat socially distant book club. If you are interested email Tara@habitatcapecod.org.

Shopping local is best, we want to support our local community! But if you plan to shop on amazon smile this holiday season, please make us your designated charity!
Did you know that lumber from Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
is used the help build Habitat homes?
Boston Granite Exchange
Thank you to Paul Mason at Boston Granite Exchange! They supply all the granite for the kitchen and bathroom counters and the sinks in our Habitat homes at no cost for material or delivery!

Natural stone wholesalers, they are committed to offering tremendous value to their customers by offering a wide variety of quality stones including natural stone and quartz so a homeowner can select a material to meet his or her style and budget. Visit their website today!
Recently we have received generous support from two local foundations. The Willett Foundation Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation made a generous grant to support general operations and our upcoming Falmouth Build on Willett Way. We are thankful for their support of our Falmouth projects and look forward to breaking ground on Willett Way in 2021.

We are also thankful to The Kelley Foundation who just made an award to support the current Mashpee Build on Mendes Way. The Kelley Foundation has been very supportive of our efforts over the years helping us most recently with the purchase of a van for our Falmouth ReStore in 2017. 
HERS Rating
Have you heard that Habitat Cape Cod has the best HERS ratings of all the Habitats in the United States?

“HERS" stands for Home Energy Rating System. A HERS Rating is the industry standard for measuring the energy efficiency of a home. 

It is a overall view of the energy usage of the home; incorporating performance testing, building materials, HVAC equipment, appliances, and lighting. A HERS Rating is the most common method to show compliance with local energy codes, and in Stretch Code communities a HERS Rating is mandatory. 

For more information please see: HERS® Rating | Home Energy Raters, LLC (energycodehelp.com) (image from Home Energy Raters LLC)
Deck Your Halls Fundraiser
Email events@habitatcapecod.org with questions.
Purchase your $10 Deck Your Halls raffle ticket before Saturday, December 19th for a chance to win all of the donated products and services shown on and under the tree. Winning ticket will be drawn on the 19th.

Trees and prizes are on display at our ReStores in Yarmouth and Falmouth; you can purchase your tickets online or at the stores.

Prizes include; jewelry, gift certificates to local stores and restaurants, boat tickets to the Vineyard and Nantucket, auto services, signed Tom Brady jersey, trash removal service, a generator, a grill and more!
Town News
Sandwich. Cotuit Road and Nauset Street. We are finalizing our Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) application and will submit to the Town of Sandwich in January.
Chatham. George Ryder Road South. We have recorded our comprehensive permit decision and subdivision plan at Barnstable County, and are planning for a January closing on the land. We hope to begin infrastructure work on this project in late fall 2021, with a wall raising in 2022.
Brewster. 26 Red Top Road. We plan to submit our LIP (Local Initiative Project) application to Brewster’s Board of Selectmen at their December 21st meeting. Following our LIP application approval, the next step will be to take this 40B project to Brewster ZBA. 
Harwich. Murray Lane.  The 6 foundations are in the works!  If all goes as planned, we will raise walls at Murray Lane in May or June 2021. 
Falmouth. Willett Way.  We continue to wait for Building permits for this 10-home project.  When the permits are issued, we will begin putting in the foundations. We plan to raise walls at Willett Way in June 2021 (6 homes) and May 2022 (4 homes). 
We continue our assessment of a number of sites in towns across the Cape. We are always on the lookout for suitable sites for Habitat homes. If you would like to consider the donation of a parcel of property, or know of a town owned site that might be suitable, please contact Beth Wade, Director of Land Acquisition & Project Development, at land@habitatcapecod.org or 508-362-3559 x24.  Thank you! 
Construction News
Paul Hush Way's Post Covid Crew
  • We raised walls on two homes on Mendes Way, Mashpee in September. The trusses are up and the roof is shingled, windows in both homes have been installed.

  • On Quanset Road, Orleans build (1 home), we raised walls in November. The trusses have been installed and the roof is sheathed, framing continues.
Monthly Giving
Sometimes it is much easier to give $25 a month instead of a lump sum of $300. Habitat can charge your card each month until you want to stop, get a new card, or need to change the amount at any time.

Enroll today online or call Ginny Irving, Director of Resource Development at 508-362-3559 x28 or email ginny@habitatcapecod.org.
Cars for Homes
Start your donation online or call our hotline: 1-877-277-4344

Sending all our love and best wishes to Alex and Lindsey Belair! They built and purchased their Habitat home this year in Wellfleet and were married soon after.

The ceremony was at the beach and then they held a small reception at their new home!

Desks by Fred
Volunteer Fred Guidi approached us a few weeks ago with the idea of building desks for the kids of Habitat homeowners.

He was inspired by a project called Desks by Dads, and wanted to help children who are doing more learning at home than ever before.

In the past four weeks he has completed and delivered 7 desks! No need to apply for a desk, he will be reaching out to families as he goes.

Thank you Fred!!