On Friday, April 10, 2015, Wood County Habitat for Humanity will hold its third annual Destination Design, a unique auction experience which is our flagship fundraiser. It happens at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna, and we thank them for their major sponsorship. Our first year, we netted $3,000 in income by auctioning household items. Last year, our income jumped to $13,000 by continuing to showcase area interior designers and furniture stores with items donated for auction.
This year, we have many home items including furniture, construction materials, décor and interior design. Plus, we’re expanding to include Destinations, including week-long and short-term getaways. The evening includes a light dinner buffet and entertainment, and promises to be great fun!
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door; however, for the first time this year we are offering reserved tables of ten for $500. Would your business consider sponsoring a table? We’d love to have you as a featured supporter!
We are celebrating our 25th year of building homes with families who are willing to partner with us by providing sweat equity in the form of hours on their own home and others; and who are able to make a reasonable house payment. We are just dedicating our 70th house at the end of this month. Every dollar raised from our auction will help to build more homes. If you are able to help us, you will be assisting in providing a hand up, not a hand out. We hope to see you there!
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Wood County Habitat for Humanity Announces Successful Completion of Caring Campaign
Wood County Habitat for Humanity kicked off its Caring Campaign September 25, with a goal of $130,000 by February 14. As of this week, they have met and exceeded the goal, by raising $179,450. According to Director Alvin Phillips, “We are thrilled to announce such a successful effort. This is an exciting way to enter our 25th anniversary celebration in 2015. We will break ground on our 70th house this month,” according to Phillips, “and we look forward to continued partnerships with those who are willing to join with us to build decent, affordable housing.”
Lisa Collins, Resource Development Coordinator, attributed the success to an active fundraising effort by board and volunteers for the organization, as well as a high amount of state NIP tax credits this year. “Thanks to $55,000 in tax credits from the Neighborhood Investment Program, we were able to reach our goal much more quickly than anticipated. We are very grateful to the WV Legislature, and hope they will continue to approve those credits for non-profits to use to encourage philanthropy in the state.”
St. Andrews United Methodist Youth Group raised all the money for the doorknobs in our most recent house, by collecting $250 through our Dollars for Doorknobs campaign.
Lemley House, #65
Larry Holdren presented Alvin with $2,500 from Peoples Bank for our solar generator project.
Marietta College students volunteered at a recent home build.
What is Habitat? Watch to hear from our biggest cheerleaders – our homeowners! If you’d like to sponsor a house, contact firstname.lastname@example.org via contact form. Thank you for your support!
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Golfers! Would you like to play 100 Holes in one day? We’re planning 100 Holes for Habitat, a Golf Marathon at Worthington Golf Course, on September 25. For more information, please contact email@example.com via contact form. West Virginia Central Credit Union is sponsoring, and only the strong will survive…
Due to varied work sites, please call the office at 304-422-7907 to get current information about the exact work locations.
We ALWAYS need your help. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Mary Townsend, at 304/422-7907, or contact Mary Townsend via contact form.
A signed Release and Waiver of Liability is required of all Habitat Construction Volunteers, whether completed onsite, or mailed to:
Wood County Habitat for Humanity
Attention: Mary Townsend, Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 462
Parkersburg, WV 26102