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.