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

We are making great progress on Habitat House #31! In the month of December we have completed the back porch, the flooring is in the process of being installed along with the cabinets and counter tops. We're always looking for volunteers to help out on construction! Come to either of our Habitat Stores to fill out an application or go to our website to fill one out.

Many home preservation projects have been completed in the month of December. We have more scheduled to be completed in the month of January 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 Architecture
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
A1 Roofing Inc
New Community Church of Union
Shelton Christian Church
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. We do not do roof repairs or replacements. 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  www.habitatmasonwa.org  and click on the Homeowner Help tab, stop by one of our stores or call the office at 360.426.8134EXT202.
Volunteers
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 meets once a month! If you're interested in joining the committee come into our Shelton Habitat Store for more information or email info@habitatmasonwa.org.

Family Selection committee meets once a month! If you're interested in joining the committee come into our Shelton Habitat Store for more information or email info@habitatmasonwa.org .
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County does not provide free housing. It is not a federal government program or a transitional housing provider.

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County partners with families in need and the community to build affordable quality housing. We provide a "hand-UP” through tools, guidance, and support for partner homeowners.

The three principle criteria for our home ownership program are:
  • A need for simple, decent housing   
  • Ability to pay a no-profit, no-interest or low-interest USDA mortgage    
  • Willingness to be an active partner with Habitat    
 
Partner home-owners perform hundreds of Sweat Equity hours as part of their down payment; complete education on budgeting, legal affairs, and home maintenance; work with a housing counselor to improve their credit; and successfully pay debts, closing costs, and monthly mortgage payments.

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is an equal opportunity housing provider and complies with federal regulations regarding housing discrimination. We consider applicants without regard to their race, religious preference, gender, physical ability or handicap, familial status, national origin, or any other categories protected by law.
 
We work in harmony with the partner home-owner for a positive, successful and long-term home solution; providing the opportunity for home-owners to "break the cycle of poverty" and become a successful home-owner.

For more information about becoming a Habitat home-owner visit our website www.habitatmasonwa.org or call 360-426-8134.
Events
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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