November 2019
Monthly Update: Habitat for Humanity of Mason County
All of us at Habitat for Humanity of Mason County hope you had a great October!

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County had an amazing turnout for the Blessing Ceremony for Habitat Home #31. The on-site Ceremony was held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 20th at 301 Grandview Ave. Pastor Michael Wedman of New Community Church of Union led the blessing.

Future homeowner Cassie Tibbitts has been very helpful with volunteering and is excited for the completion of her Habitat home. Habitat for Humanity of Mason County appreciates the strong support of our Community and the commitment of our volunteers. We have many community partners that have come together to help support the construction of House #31. Sierra Pacific Industries donated all of the framing lumber needed to support the build of House #31, Williams Architect donated their design services, PUD 3 donated volunteer resources to help with the construction effort, Kimbel Construction donated land development & excavation services, A1 Roofing donated material and their roofing services to install the roof when framing was complete, and Bradley Air is donating services and installing one ductless mini split unit to heat and cool the house. A big thank you also goes out to our financial supporters,The community Foundation of South Puget Sound and United Way of Mason County. We at Habitat for Humanity of Mason County thank you all for the help!

Many home preservation projects have been completed in the month of October. We have more scheduled to be completed in the month of November and would love some volunteers to come help out!

The Shelton and Belfair Stores are in need of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, you can come into the store to fill out a volunteer application or go to our website to fill one out.
Thank You to our Community Partners!
Sierra Pacific Industries
Cogent Construction
Williams Architect
Shelton Skookum Rotary
Kimbel Construction
Ascend Roofing
Pioneer Builders Supply Co
Island Johnny LLC
Shelton First Baptist Church
Faith Lutheran Church
Bradley Air Company
United Way of Mason County
The Community Foundation
of South Puget Sound
Home Preservation
In addition to new home construction we continue to assist Mason County homeowners with accessibility ramps, porch repairs and some outside repairs to enable them to maintain their homes in a safe manner. Many times people who need this type of assistance are unaware of the availability so please check with family members and with your neighbors. To apply for assistance visit our website at  and click on the Homeowner Help tab, stop by one of our stores or call the office at 360.426.8134EXT202.
We have some unique and fun opportunities that are custom made for you! At Habitat we have so many volunteer opportunities we can't list them all! Give us a call or drop us an email! We want to hear from you and look forward to having your skills, talent and smile on the team! Some volunteer opportunities include, new construction, remodeling, residential maintenance and repair, helping out in either of our two stores which are located in Shelton and Belfair, helping with office and admin support or participating on one of our committees. It doesn’t matter your skill level, Jobs range from framing to trim and painting. Anyone can volunteer! Volunteering at Habitat is a way to have fun and to learn or teach new skills.

Committees that we would love more volunteers on are Family Support and Family Selection.

Family Support committee is responsible for identifying social and economic problems facing families, and identifying potential community resources to address those problems, as well as providing moral support and appropriate assistance to client-families following their selection for home ownership, and including involvement beyond the family's occupation of their home. The committee should provide referrals to available community resources like; financial planning, tax preparation, available community health care, employment and educational resources, local nutrition, child care, parenting and food bank programs, in an effort to help client-families break the poverty cycle. This committee is also responsible for creating policies and procedures that implement a Family Partner program, and providing a Partner for each family, and oversight of the Family Partner relationship. This committee is responsible for maintaining an accounting of "sweat equity" hours performed by client families.

Family Selection committee is responsible for drafting selection criteria and application forms, for submission to the Board of Directors for their approval. Upon adoption of these forms, the committee is responsible for soliciting potential client-families, screening applicants, interviewing prospective families, and recommending families for pre-qualification.
Shelton's and Belfair's block parties were a success! We raised a lot of money that will go towards furthering our mission of building houses for families in need in Mason County. We at Habitat hope to see you around this year! Thank you for your continued support of Habitat for Humanity. And remember: DONATE! SHOP! VOLUNTEER!
We couldn't do this without you! There are many ways to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Mason County. Whether through volunteering, making a donation to the Stores, a materials donation for construction, a financial contribution, corporate sponsorship or planned giving. Your contributions support the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County and improve your local community.  You can donate online today! Any questions on how you can contribute? Call us at (360) 426-8134 or  email  us with your question. Thank you for helping us bring affordable housing to Mason County.

Store News
Can't fit your donation into your car and bring it to us? No problem! We have two box trucks that pick-up your donations here in Mason County. Call us for a pick-up @ (360) 426-8134! We take new and gently used furniture, appliances, lumber, hardware along with vintage and unique items to the public. All prices are at least 50% off retail value and all proceeds from The Store are used toward the Habitat for Humanity mission to end substandard housing worldwide.

The Shelton Habitat Store picks up donations on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Belfair Habitat Store picks up donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays .

Shelton's Store Manager is Rachel Goff. Stop by and check everything out and say hi!

Belfair's Store Manager is Brandy Gage. Come check everything out at the store and say hi!

We have converted to our winter hours. Store hours for Shelton and Belfair are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

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