Building Homes...Building Hope

Habitat for Humanity Vermilion is a Project Committee of the Lloydminster Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold with no interest charged.
Our goal is to provide families in need a "hand-up" not a "hand-out".

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 2014

Welcome!!! Thanks to all of you who faithfully checked to see what was happening!!

Update: we are working on our second build. As you might have noticed not much can be seen on the site. The address is 4717 48 B Avenue.
We have had many challenges this time. For starters we have lost some of our committee members due to the fact that a couple members moved out of the province and others have had to focus on other priorities in their lives. We are very thankful for all that they have contributed.

If you feel called to help by joining our committee we are in need of a Fundraising Coordinator, a Media Liaison, and a Volunteer Coordinator.

Thanks to those who have continued to contribute to this build. This year the Rotary Club and the Masons and the Women's Conference all had fundraisers which were donated to Habitat. We are also thankful to quite a number of people who contributed in memory of friends who have passed from this life.   Of course more funds are needed to bring the project to completion. Some provincial dollars became available which we are thankful for as well.

We had about 15 volunteers come out in the Spring to empty the old garage on the property. It went very well!  A few volunteers  looked after cutting down the dead trees and branches and hauling them off.  Another volunteer has been working to keep the grass cut. Our honorary chairs spent the day at the Masonic garage sale. Three volunteered at the Women's Conference.

We have interviewed a couple potential partner families for the new house and are still open to other applicants.

All Habitat homes have interest free mortgages and the payments are reinvested in the community for the next build. If the person moves on their payments are used to upgrade the house for the next partner family and then the rest of the money invested as mortgage payments is returned to the outgoing owner.

Many irons are in the fire to coordinate the new build. 
We will make a point if updating this site so you can follow us and hopefully have some time to volunteer or have some $$ you can share. 

Moving forward are your community committee members.
Bryce Ashlin Mayo, Holly Day-Ferguson, Ron Roth,
Eleanor Sanderson, Murray Krys, Tom and Gwen Kibblewhite and Linda Jacejko