Holmes County Habitat for Humanity Elects New Board Members

The board of directors of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity recently announced the election of five new board members.   The members began serving on January 1, 2018.  They include Paul Smail, Zac Mathie, Brittany Bloomfield, Lisa Hochstetler and Becky Shultz.   Becky Shultz has transitioned from a Family Support Volunteer to board member.

New Holmes County Habitat for Humanity board members include: Paul Smail, Zac Mathie, Brittany Bloomfield and Lisa Hochstetler, (not pictured, Becky Shultz).

New Holmes County Habitat for Humanity board members include: Paul Smail, Zac Mathie, Brittany Bloomfield and Lisa Hochstetler, (not pictured, Becky Shultz).

“We are excited to have five new members join us along with many longtime board members who have kept Habitat moving forward in Holmes County,” stated Nate Troyer, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  “Several of long-time members retired at the end of 2017.  Deb Berner, former President and Vice President; Ruth Crissey, former long-term secretary; Tom Rochelle, construction team; and Chuck Wyatt, site selection chair; have all dedicated many years to Habitat and we are very grateful for their years of service to our Affiliate.”

Other board members currently serving Habitat in addition to Troyer and those just elected, include Tiffany Stefano, Vice President; Jenny Lauriha, Secretary; Donna Wyatt, Treasurer; Linda Campbell, Jill Dial, Chad Heller, Ryan Hershberger, Pete Hilty, Construction Supervisor; Janet Mann, Sue Rochelle, and Eric Strouse.  Deb Berner serves an advisory board member and Mary Neutzling is the Affiliate’s executive director.

Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out for families who do not qualify for a conventional home loan.  The affiliate partners with families in Holmes County to purchase simple, decent and affordable homes and build the homes together.  The homes are sold with an affordable, interest free 25 – 30-year mortgage. The mortgage payments received are applied to a revolving fund which provides money for Habitat to build additional homes.

If you have an interest in becoming a Habitat volunteer or would like information about partnering with Holmes County Habitat, more information can be found at www.holmescountyhabitat.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME.  Applications for partner families are currently being accepted. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, OH 44654.

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to Hold Dedication Service with the Miller Family

            Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on their most recently completed home on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The home is built in partnership with the Kenny & Desiree Miller family and is located at 471 Hebron Street in Millersburg.  The public is invited to attend.

            “Kenny & Desiree embody the spirit of Habitat for Humanity,” stated Nate Troyer, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  “We have enjoyed working with the entire family and look forward to the dedication service as it will be a time for rejoicing with the family, volunteers, donors and our board. I encourage anyone who may be interested in learning more about Habitat to join us at the dedication.”

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            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.

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.