Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to Hold Two Services in September

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on their most recently completed home on Monday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.  The home is built in partnership with Zacharie & Courtney Sigler and their two children and is located at 294 North Mad Anthony Street in Millersburg.  The public is invited to attend.

"We have enjoyed working with the Sigler family as they have gone through the process of becoming home owners," stated Nate Troyer, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  "The dedication service will be a time for rejoicing with the family, volunteers, donors and our board."

And the momentum continues for Holmes County Habitat for Humanity as a groundbreaking ceremony for the Affiliate's next home will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend, with the ceremony being held at the home site at 471 Hebron Street in Millersburg.  The home is being built in partnership with Kenny & Desiree Miller along with their seven children.

"We are very excited to start our second build of the year and are happy to partner with Kenny & Desiree," added Troyer.

Habitat for Humanity partner families purchase their homes from Habitat on the closing date, which is shortly before they move in.  The homes are sold to the families at no profit to Habitat and with no interest charged.  Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.  Holmes County Habitat for Humanity families currently pay over $34,000 annually in property taxes on their homes.  They invest many hours of their own labor - sweat equity - into building their homes and the homes of others.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.  To learn more about Holmes County Habitat for Humanity, please call 330-674-HOME or visit www.holmescountyhabitat.org. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, Ohio 44654.  Volunteers with all levels of experience are encouraged to call for information on workday opportunities.

Habitat to Hold Groundbreaking for Sigler Family Home

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Affiliate’s next home on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend, with the ceremony being held at the home site at 294 North Mad Anthony Street in Millersburg. The home is being built in partnership with Zacharie & Courtney Sigler and their two children.

“Spring is here and we are ready to start construction on our next Habitat home,” stated Nate Troyer, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Sigler family to get their home built so they may become new home owners.”

Habitat for Humanity partner families purchase their homes from Habitat on the closing date, which is shortly before they move in. The homes are sold to the families at no profit to Habitat and with no interest charged. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. Holmes County Habitat for Humanity families currently pay over $34,000 annually in property taxes on their homes. They invest many hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their homes and the homes of others.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. To learn more about Holmes County Habitat for Humanity, please call 330-674-HOME or visit www.holmescountyhabitat.org. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654. Volunteers with all levels of experience are encouraged to call for information on workday opportunities.

Nate Troyer Elected President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity Board; Four New Board Members Elected

The Board of Directors of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity recently announced that Nate Troyer has been elected to serve as President of the Affiliate for 2017.  His appointment became effective on January 1, 2017.  Troyer takes over the position that has been filled by local attorney Kristy Bowling for the past five years.

I am thrilled to turn over the leadership of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to Nate, " stated Bowling.  "Nate has been a valued member and we have been planning for this transition for several months to allow for a seamless transition."  Bowling will remain on the board and continues to serve as the chair of the family selection committee.

Troyer is just the fifth president for Holmes County Habitat for Humanity since its inception in 1995.  He follows in the footsteps of Bowling, Deb Berner, Pam Mohler and the original president Junior Troyer, Nate Troyer's father.

Nate Troyer, new president with Hoxworth and Hilty.

Nate Troyer, new president with Hoxworth and Hilty.

Four new board members were also elected and began serving on January 1, 2017.  They include Linda Campbell, Jenny Lauriha, Janet Mann and Tiffany Stefano.  Campbell serves as Deputy Auditor Payroll Clerk for Holmes County and Fiscal Officer for Monroe Township and the Village of Nashville.  Lauriha is a title examiner for Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.  Mann is a retired travel agent and also worked at Franklin and Marshall College during her working career.  She has a long list of volunteer experience.  Stefano is an Operations Manager/Lender at First Knox National Bank.

New board members with Mary Hoxworth.

New board members with Mary Hoxworth.

"We have many long-time board members who have kept Habitat moving forward in Holmes County, for which we are very grateful," stated Troyer.  "We are also excited to have the four new members join us.  Working together, we will continue in our mission of building simple, decent, affordable houses for people in Holmes County."

Other board members, in addition to Troyer, Bowling and those just elected, currently serving Habitat include: Deb Berner, Vice President; Ruth Crissey, Secretary; Jill Dial; Chad Heller; Ryan Hershberger; Pete Hilty; Sue Rochelle, Tom Rochelle, Eric Strouse, Chuck Wyatt, Site Selection Chair; Donna Wyatt, Treasurer.  Pam Mohler serves as an Advisory Board Member and Mary Hoxworth is the Affiliate's Executive Director.

More information about Habitat for Humanity can be found at www.holmescountyhabitat.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME.  Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, OH  44654.

Dedication for McElroy Home & Accepting Applications

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity has been very busy in 2016, carrying out its mission of putting God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

A dedication service on Habitat’s most recently completed home will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.  This is the second Habitat home to be completed in 2016.  The home was built in partnership with Jason & Andrea McElroy and their two children.  The service will be held at the home site located at 634 Elm Drive (just off Wooster Road) in Millersburg.  The public is invited to attend.

And now that two additional partner families have been served in 2016, Habitat is taking requests for applications for new partner families.  The application time period is open through January 15, 2017.  To request an application, please call 330-674-HOME (674-4663) and leave a message, providing your name, phone number and address where your application can be mailed.  An application package will be mailed within a few days of the request.

          Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.  Habitat works in partnership with people to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.  The houses then are sold to Habitat’s partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged.  Partner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their homes and the homes of others.  Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

More information about Habitat for Humanity can be found at www.holmescountyhabitat.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME.  Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654.  

Earlier this summer, Habitat for Humanity Construction Supervisor Pete Hilty led the McElroy family in their groundbreaking service. Their completed home will be dedicated on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Earlier this summer, Habitat for Humanity Construction Supervisor Pete Hilty led the McElroy family in their groundbreaking service. Their completed home will be dedicated on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.