Habitat Build March 23
PIONEER VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILDS STRENGTH, STABILITY
AND SELF-RELIANCE THROUGH AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP
What words would you use to describe how owning a home makes you feel? Would you say my home makes me feel safe, and secure? Is it a place of refuge from the troubles of the day? Is it where my children can play safely and study without excessive noise? We share these sentiments with all people who long for a place of their own. Here is how a recent Habitat homeowner describes her experience. “This is a life changing experience. I’m excited beyond words. I’m ecstatic to be able to have privacy and sleep in a quiet place and have neighbors and community to raise kids. This is their future.”
Since 1989 Pioneer Valley Habitat has built affordable, energy efficient homes with 37 low income families in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. Habitat works with lending institutions to assist prospective homeowners gain financing. Homes are built with volunteer labor and donation of material, land and services thereby keep costs manageable.
In the fall of 2018 Center Church pledged $1,500 to the Northampton project to build 3 homes on Glendale Road in Northampton. We also committed to 25 hours of volunteer work time. Thanks to generous donations a check in the amount of $3,722 was send to Pioneer Valley Habitat, and on Saturday, March 23rd we will fulfill our volunteer work commitment at the site.
Hebrews 3:4 “Every home is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”