Monthly news & updates
#GivingTuesday is This Tuesday (12/3)
Not only do we build affordable housing in partnership with local families in need, but we build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We give deserving families a HAND-UP , not a hand-out, and we help families positively impact their lives and our communities.

Thanksgiving was this past week, and we ask you start with thanks for all that you have, and then end by giving, this #GivingTuesday , to those that are less fortunate than yourself.

Give so that families like the Fleming's, Tejada's and Gomez's of this world can have access to decent, safe and affordable housing. Give, so that none of our neighbors have to pay 50%, or more, towards housing. Give so that we can have a better community, where everyone has their own home!
Future Homeowners | The Duarte Family
Future Habitat Homeowner, Juana, is a single mother of two, who originally applied for a Habitat home in 2017. Although she qualified then, she was not selected at the time. This did not prevent her from dreaming of an affordable house, that only Habitat can help her fulfill.

This time round we are delighted that they were accepted!

Learn more about Juana, her family, and their journey towards Habitat home-ownership by clicking here >>
Volunteer Service Spotlight
Many of you will know Bob Genier, who has been volunteering with us since 1990.

Bob is part of our regular weekly crew, and you are guaranteed to see him working away at our Lupine Road build site on Wednesday's. This past fiscal year Bob contributed a whopping 528 hrs volunteering with us, and even more impressively, he has contributed a total of 2,520 hours towards our mission of building affordable homes for local families in need! Thank you, Bob!

Click here >> to learn more about what motivates Bob to volunteer with Habitat every week.
We Celebrate our Volunteers
Volunteers, Supporters and Business Leaders are recognized
during annual appreciation dinner
Volunteers are the foundation of our organization and during our 2018/2019 fiscal year, 1267 dedicated individuals contributed over 33,000 hours towards our mission. The value of these hours equates to approximately $843,000 in savings. Since our founding, almost 35 years ago, in 1985, volunteers have contributed upwards of 660,000 hours to our mission. These numbers round out to cost savings of over $16 Million for the affiliate, which also translates to direct savings for Habitat families.

A big congratulations to all the award winners and a special shout-out to Stuart Johnson, winner of the " Margot Bixby " leadership award; and to Brian Brown ( SPS Solutions ) and Bob Williams ( Star Construction Company ), who both took home the "G olden Hammer " award for their notable cost saving contribution towards our mission.

Click here >> to see photo's from the night and to read more about all of the winners.
Stuart Johnson (right) with Richard Sumberg
Brian Brown
Bob Williams (left) with
Emerson Dahmen
Newburyport Bank Award Grant for $7,500
Many thanks to our friends at Newburyport Bank who awarded us with a grant for $7,500. The funds will go towards building affordable housing for families in need, in Salisbury. Here Newburyport Bank president, Lloyd L. Hamm Jr. (picture left), and Newburyport Bank Vice President and CFO Tim Felter (right) are presenting the check to our Executive Director, Meegan O'Neil and MV Board Member, Stuart Johnson, at Old County Road in Salisbury.
We are Still Looking for Four Families for Three-Bedroom Homes in Salisbury
Please share with your family, friends and acquaintances that we are still searching for four qualifying first-time home-buyers for our Salisbury project.

To qualify, applicants must be a first-time home-buyer . Families will partner with Merrimack Valley Habitat, by volunteering 240-360 hrs of "sweat equity" time. Participating families household income must be within "targeted income guidelines", as is seen here >> .

Applicants will also be asked to document that their current housing is sub-standard, insecure, and/or too expensive for their monthly income.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Support the ReStore
ReUse. RePurpose. ReStore. When you support the Merrimack Valley ReStore , profits benefit the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and enable us to deliver on the mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.