Weekly Update
11/19/2021
Happy Thanksgiving!
In light of the chaos of the last year and a half, though it can seem a bit cliché Thanksgiving is a welcome opportunity this year to reflect on all we are thankful for. The last few years have been so devastating and so exhausting to so many, it feels especially important to take the time this year to really think about all the good things that we are grateful for.

As always we are so thankful for all of the community support we receive in the form of people volunteering their time, goods, services, and donations towards building homes for local families.
 
In addition to helping us practice gratitude, it is also important to remember that Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for Indigenous people throughout the country. If you aren’t familiar with the complete narrative of Thanksgiving – here is a piece about the Wampanoag tribe to start understanding an accurate history of this holiday.  Thank you to Jim White, NAO Executive Director for sharing his thoughts on this day and information on its history.

We are hopeful that you are able to spend time with friends and family this year as that was something so many were unable to do last year.

We are thankful for you!
Shout Out!
Thank you!
Thanks to U.S. Bank for a grant that will help us continue our important work in the McMinnville area to bring people together to build homes, community, and hope!
U.S. Bank Vice President/District Manager Griffin Zollner and McMinnville Branch Manager Mauricio Chavez present a check to MacHabitat Executive Director Katie Curry in front of our Women Build 2021 home! Thank you, U.S. Bank!
Plants for Aspire Park
We are looking for plants for the park at our Aspire Subdivision. Do you know of a resource for donations or wholesale purchases? Let us know!
Looking for a Job?
Looking for an employment opportunity? Fulfill your search AND help MacHabitat!

When applying for a job with Spirit Mountain Casino, put McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity into the "referral name" box! Once your introductory period is over, Spirit Mountain Casino will send MacHabitat $500!
COVID-19 Mask Mandates
In accordance with Oregon's rules requiring people to mask in all indoor and most outdoor public settings — regardless of vaccination status, McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity will be requiring masks to be worn in the ReStore, Office, and Construction Site.
Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in filling volunteer positions at the ReStore and Construction site, click here or contact Jenn at jennifer@machabitat.org or 503-687-1415!

Below you'll find specific opportunities to volunteer at both the Construction Site and the ReStore. To get on the volunteer schedule at either the ReStore or the Construction site, please contact Jenn at 503-687-1415 or jennifer@machabitat.org. If you see a position you want to fill, we'd love to have you volunteer with us!

November 19 - December 4

Construction: We are working on painting our 2021 Women Build home. This is a job anyone over the age of 16 can do; no construction experience is needed! Construction build days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8AM-2 or 3PM. You can work a full or partial day. 
 
ReStore: We always need help in the ReStore (Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM). Although all cashier shifts are accounted for, we do have some gaps to fill when volunteers go on vacation or need to miss a shift. If you are interested in becoming an "on-call" cashier, please contact Jenn!
 
If you haven't been trained in any of these areas and would like to be an “on-call” fill-in person or a regular volunteer, please let us know and we will train you!
 
To get on the volunteer schedule at either the ReStore or the Construction site, please contact Jenn at 503-687-1415 or jennifer@machabitat.org.