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Monday, May 14,2012
Habitat for Humanity

Through Habitat, everyone can make a difference

By Kenneth Oehlers
Athens County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990 after a group of inspired citizens heard President Jimmy Carter speak about Habitat. In the 21 years since then, we have completed 27 homes and are finishing our 28th in Athens County.
Monday, May 14,2012
Habitat for Humanity

Local artist to move into new Nelsonville home after delays

By Steven Turrill
In what will be her living room but first needs insulation, drywall, a ceiling and a floor, Elizabeth is waiting on a lost power tool. The Athens County Habitat for Humanity is building the home for her. The last day of the 28th week of construction is about to begin later than usual, because today is Sunday, and because a drill has wandered off.
Monday, May 14,2012
Habitat for Humanity

Who is Athens County Habitat for Humanity?

By Steven Turrill
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976. Since then it has built safe, affordable homes for millions of families in need world-wide.
Monday, May 14,2012
Habitat for Humanity

Women Raise the Roof in Athens

By Brooke Bunce
It’s time for community women to break out their hammers and nails, as Athens County Habitat for Humanity’s all-female coalition, Women Raise The Roof, sets out to start their sixth build.
Tuesday, August 9,2011
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity 2011

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The Athens NEWS 2011 Special Section on Habitat for Humanity highlights the work of The Ohio University Student Chapter on their first house build. To read the digital edition of this story, along with the rest of 2011's special section. Click on the photo.
Monday, May 11,2009
Habitat for Humanity

NEW! Kroger cares program/Kroger gift cards

By Athens NEWS Staff

For more than four years, grocery shoppers have helped to support the build activities of Athens Women Raise the Roof every time they use their Kroger Gift Card to purchase groceries. The 5 percent of people's Kroger bill has been a terrific, passive fund-raising tool for WRTR.

Monday, May 11,2009
Habitat for Humanity

Women Raise the Roof A brief history

By Athens NEWS Staff

In 1999, two women from Athens developed a novel concept: to get women in Athens working together for a common cause. That was the birth of Athens Women Raise the Roof, a coalition of the Athens County Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

Since that time, the WRTR women have built four houses (located in Glouster and Nelsonville) and are working on the fifth (located in Albany). In addition to building, the women have the responsibility of raising funds for the costs of materials and supplies.

Monday, May 11,2009
Habitat for Humanity

The Mekong Build: 2009 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

By Athens NEWS Staff

In 1984, former President Jimmy Carter donated one day of his carpentry skills on a Habitat work site in Americus, Ga. Thus was born the annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (JRCWP). In the ensuing 24 years, 23 projects have been completed in locations as diverse as Eagle Butte, S.D.; New York City; Manila, Philippines; and Lonavala, India.

Today the annual project has become an internationally recognized event of Habitat for Humanity International. It draws thousands of volunteers to build homes and raises awareness of the critical need for affordable housing all over the globe.

Monday, May 11,2009
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat, AmeriCorps work to rebuild flood-devastated area

By Athens NEWS Staff

Along with NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, 10 members and staff from Ohio AmeriCorp will join more than 500 Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA members and alumni to help build 20 Habitat for Humanity houses this summer.

The group will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 14-20 as part of the annual Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. The houses will be built in partnership with families affected by the floods that devastated much of Iowa in 2008.

Monday, May 11,2009
Habitat for Humanity

On the scene: Habitat family works to build a dream

By Athens NEWS Staff

I'm sitting across the desk from Greg Ross, director of the Athens County Habitat for Humanity, watching his animated face and bright eyes dance as he talks about the latest Habitat project currently underway.

"śWe don't give handouts, we give a hand up," he says emphatically. It is obvious from watching him that he is passionate about the services Habitat for Humanity provides to the Athens community.

"śOur mission is to get families out of substandard housing," he continues. "śFamilies who make 30 to 60 percent of the median income of Athens County qualify."

And the latest housing mission of Habitat is for Darrick and Ashley Wires of Albany. Married for eight years, Darrick, 34 and Ashley, 26, along with their three young daughters "“ Kelly, Joy and Katie "“ have been living in a 30-year-old trailer on Darrick's parents property for most of their married life.

 
 
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