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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. 

Habitat to Hold Groundbreaking for Next Home & Announces Joan Miller as Executive Director

Habitat to Hold Groundbreaking for Next Home
 & Announces Joan Miller as Executive Director


Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Affiliate’s next home on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend, with the ceremony being held at the home site on Critchfield Street in Millersburg.  The home is being built in partnership with Candy Rowland and her two children.

 Kristy Bowling, Holmes County Habitat for Humanity President is also announcing the appointment of Joan Miller to serve as the Affiliate’s Executive Director.  Miller will guide Habitat through the construction of homes, serve as the volunteer coordinator, foster board and volunteer development, handle oversight of policies and coordinate fundraising efforts.  “We feel extremely fortunate to have Joan step into this new role,” stated Bowling.  “She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the non-profit world and is a skilled Executive Director, having previously served in the same capacity for Holmes County Rails to Trails for 11 years.”  

    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.habitatofholmescounty.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME.  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.