Dear Habitat Friend,
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week! I know that the McCorquodale family is very thankful to have been in their home for the holiday thanks to the work that you all did, and they are looking forward to many more holidays to come. I, too, am thankful for all of the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and committee members who help keep us building year round.
With the help of Monty Tech and some great volunteers, including crews from Leaktite, the home in Hubbardston is moving right along. The walls are up, the roof will be done shortly, and we should be working inside before winter really hits. The homeowner application is available for a few more days if you know of a family in need of a safe, decent place to live, and we have received quite a few applications already so will be announcing the future homeowners in early 2022.
In Acton, we await the final site and house plans that will allow us to first install the septic system and then begin the home reconstruction. We're excited to get started and to work in Acton again!
I've been learning quite a bit about the Afghan refugees and their resettlement process in Massachusetts over the last few weeks. I was struck by the parallels between their resettlement and the one that the John Deng family, owners of a Habitat NCM home in Ayer, undertook. In both cases, neighborhood groups came together to help families through the transition and John to this day remains extremely grateful to the group of families in Stow who helped him over the years.
I'm thankful for you all and all that you do to help not only the Habitat families but all of your neighbors, and I wish you a festive holiday season.
In partnership and gratitude,