Winter in the Kingdom 
Doesn't Halt 
NEK H abitat

Even as snowflakes began to fall weeks ago, applications were still being submitted to us for help with repair and weatherization projects. Here's a report on one application for assistance we successfully answered:

Lisa had been without water for weeks, her shower control leaked, her kitchen faucet leaked so badly she had to shut it off altogether, and both toilets leaked. Not only that, she had tried everyone she could think of to get help with no success whatsoever. A truly desperate woman and a perfect plumbing storm. 

Our NEK Habitat team arrived and in the course of a few hours the line to the spring was purged and water was flowing freely to t he house, the bathroom lavatory had its screen cleaned, the downstairs toilet had a part replaced and no longer leaked, the shower was operational, and Lisa was happy and relieved. She could at last shower, wash clothes, even flush the toilet without filling it with a bucket first. 

Because of our committed volunteers and our wonderful donors, we had the helpers and the funds, and could assist Lisa in this urgent situation.

Our mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Critical Home Repair Programs

Habitat for Humanity offers several helpful services in their Critical Home Repair programs:
  • Aging in Place
  • Home Preservation
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Renovation and Repair
  • Weatherization
In these quieter winter months, we are getting ready for this spring's work. If you are interested in participating in any of these programs and wonder if you and your home [or your neighborhood?] would qualify for a Habitat program, please contact Dan at 802-751-1212.

If you would like to volunteer to be part of the efforts to improve the living conditions of our neighbors, helping to make our communities healthier, contact Pat or Jane at 802-751-1212.

It's all about helping our NEK neighbors...and the communities they live thrive.
Update on our Annual 
Building It Forward Campaign

Last spring, we set a fundraising goal for Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Kingdom's 2016-17 fiscal year: $38,600. We hope to raise this amount through special events, and through individual, corporate, and church donations. 

This amount should be enough to carry out our plans to do Critical Home Repairs in Caledonia, Orleans and S. Essex counties through Ju ne 30, 2017. To date, we've raised more than half, but we still have a ways to go.
In order to fulfill our promise to help more of our neighbors in the NEK, we need your help!  Information about our work so far this fiscal year is available at our office, or on our website. Call or visit anytime. 

All donations will be gratefully received and can be sent to Upper Valley Habitat NEK, 459 Portland Street, Suite 2, St Johnsbury, VT 05819. 
NEK Habitat Office 
459 Portland Street, Suite 2 
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 

We are open year around on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from  9:00 am-12 pm. 

In 2017, we'll be closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.

Patricia Janssen, General Manager
Dan Swainbank, Homeowner Services

Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Kingdom
2017 Steering Committee
Patricia Janssen
St. Johnsbury  
General Manager

Dan Swainbank
Homeowner Services
Tim McKay
Chair, Steering Committee
Merle  Haskins
St Johnsbury
Beth Williams 
Rev. Jay Sprout
Susan  Aiken
St. Johnsbury
Bruce Starbuck
Project Coordinator

Rob Balivet