Happenings at Holmes County Habitat for Humanity

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity has a lot happening and is excited to share the news with the community.  

Fresh off a completed build in June of this year, construction will begin on the next home, which is being built in partnership with Jason & Andrea McElroy and their two children.  The official groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the build site located at 634 Elm Drive (just off Wooster Road) in Millersburg.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Chad Heller

Chad Heller

In other Habitat news, Chad Heller has been elected to the Board.  Heller is a Personal Risk Advisor with the Hummel Group in Berlin. “We are extremely pleased to have Chad join our board” stated Kristy Bowling, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  “The Hummel Group has been long-time supporters of our mission. Chad has already stepped in to provide us with his professional guidance in the area of insurance.”  Heller is a graduate of Hiland High School and has a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University.  He lives in Benton with his wife and two children.  

In addition to Bowling & Heller, other board members include Gabe Aufrance, Deb Berner, Ruth Crissey, Jill Dial, Ryan Hershberger, Pete Hilty, Sue Rochelle, Tom Rochelle, Eric Strouse, Nate Troyer, Chuck Wyatt and Donna Wyatt.  Pam Mohler serves in an advisory capacity.

Mary Hoxworth

Mary Hoxworth

And finally, Mary Hoxworth has been named to the Executive Director position for Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  Mary currently serves as a Program Specialist with the Holmes County Office of Planning & Economic Development and will continue in that role, serving Habitat in the evenings and weekends.  “We are thrilled to have Mary to serve as our Executive Director and look forward to her work in continuing to carry out our mission of building decent and affordable housing with our partner families throughout Holmes County,” Bowling stated.

    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.

To learn more about Holmes County Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.holmescountyhabitat.org or call 330-674-HOME.  Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654.  

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to Hold Dedication Service for Anderson Home

Robert & Jami Anderson and their two children will soon move into their new Habitat for Humanity home in Millersburg after a dedication service is held on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.  The Andersons are shown at their groundbreaking earlier this spring.

Robert & Jami Anderson and their two children will soon move into their new Habitat for Humanity home in Millersburg after a dedication service is held on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.  The Andersons are shown at their groundbreaking earlier this spring.

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on its most recently completed home, which was built in partnership with Robert & Jami Anderson and their two children.  The service will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the home site located at 632 Elm Drive (just off Wooster Road) in Millersburg.  The public is invited to attend.

 “We are so pleased to be able to work with Robert & Jami on their new home,” stated Kristy Bowling, president of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  “The dedication service can be a joyous and emotional time, not only for the partner family, but also the Habitat board and the volunteers who worked on the home.”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.  Habitat works in partnership with people to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.  The houses are then 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.  Real estate taxes being paid to Holmes County by partner families are now over $30,000 per year.

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.

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity Honored at State Conference

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity Honored at State Conference, 
Ready to Dedicate 30th Home 


Holmes County Habitat for Humanity was recently recognized for 20 years of dedication to the Holmes County community at the annual Habitat for Humanity of Ohio State Conference.  Accepting the award on behalf of the local Affiliate was Executive Director Joan Miller. “I was humbled and honored to accept this award for Holmes County Habitat,” stated Miller.  “A group of very dedicated individuals had a vision to provide safe, decent and affordable housing solutions in our community and here we are, 20 years later building our 30th home.”

The dedication service for the 30th home will be held on Friday evening, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.  The home, which was built in partnership with Candy Rowland and her two daughters, is located at 732 Critchfield Street in Millersburg.  The public is invited to attend the service and view the home.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.  Habitat works in partnership with people to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.  The houses are then 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.  Real estate taxes being paid to Holmes County by partner families are now over $30,000 per year.

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.