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Future Homeowners | The Mauricio Family
Single parent Emmanuel (back right), his three children and his parents, can’t wait to move into their own Habitat home.

Emmanuel, a tractor-trailer operator for the United States Postal Service, has worked hard to provide stability for his kids.

Learn more about Emmanuel's family and their journey towards Habitat home-ownership by clicking here >>
Volunteer Service Spotlight
As part of our #MeetOurVolunteers  feature, we are truly delighted to share Harvey Lee Card with you.

Originally from Lynnfield, MA, Harvey spent many of his working years in Tewksbury, before moving to North Reading where he lives now.

Harvey has been volunteering with MV Habitat since 2017. Click here >> to learn more about what motivates Harvey to volunteer with Habitat every week.
What is Sweat Equity?
All Future Homeowners are Required to "pay" sweat equity hours
Just like future Merrimack Valley Habitat homeowner Jessica, pictured here, all future homeowners have to be willing to contribute sweat equity when partnering with us to build their homes. Jessica, a single mother of four can often be seen working off her 240 required hours at the ReStore in Lawrence.

The idea behind sweat equity, families working side by side with volunteers to build their homes, goes back to even before Habitat for Humanity began in 1976. Clarence Jordan — the founder of Koinonia Farm, where Habitat for Humanity began — wrote in a 1968 letter, “What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers.”

Learn more about sweat equity here >>
Merrimack Valley Habitat in the News
Building Blocks of Affordable Housing
Did you miss MVHFH Executive Director, Meegan O'Neil in the paper?

In November Meegan will have been with us for a full year, and the positive impact she has already made to our organization is tremendous. Under her leadership, Meegan hopes to increase our capacity, noting the critical need for affordable housing within our communities.
Read all about Meegan's plans for our future here >>
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.
Thank you to some of our
August group builders!
Power HRG
Schneider Electric
First Religious Society
Met Life
Faith Lutheran Church and Parish of Epiphany
Old South Presbyterian Church