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2013 Habitat "Home" Run/Walk 5K

Saturday September 28, 2013

Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe Ohio - Easter Seals Shelter House

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NEW BUILD 2013

HOUSE #29

Construction for another Ross County family who is in need of simple, decent and affordable housing began in July 2013.  Get your tools ready and come join us as we eliminate substandard housing one house at a time in our area. 

This house is being built at 1184 Hartwood, Chillicothe Ohio.

Watch this site for dates and opportunities to help.

UPDATE ON HOUSE #27

House # 27 was completed in December, 2011 and the David and Suzie Casto family moved in for the Christmas holidays.   Thirty + people attended the dedication of the new house for the family and to the glory of God.  It was a blessing to tour the house and share in the refreshments and the fellowship.  Thank you to all the volunteers, workers and food providers,  who made this house possible.  Thank you to the Covenant churches, organizations and individuals whose financial support makes our ministry possible.  With the workers, the finances and the prayers of those who have supported our affiliate since 1993, we have been able to build one or two houses every year.  With your continued help we will be able to give a "hand-up" to another family in 2012.

More details here

 We appreciate each and everyone!!  God bless you!!

 

 

What is Scioto Valley Habitat for Humanity?
Scioto Valley Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical Christian housing ministry, is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, whose objective is to eliminate poverty housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. By having affluent and poor people work together in equal partnership, Habitat for Humanity builds new relationships and a sense of community as well as new houses.
 
Goals
The ultimate goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by constructing and building adequate and basic housing. Furthermore, all of our words and actions are for the ultimate purpose of putting shelter on the hearts and minds of people in such a powerful way that poverty housing and homelessness become socially, politically and religiously unacceptable in our nations and world.
 
How big is a Habitat house and how much does it cost to build one?
In Scioto Valley it costs an average of $58,000 to build one house.The typical house built by Scioto Valley HFH has 1100 to 1200 square feet of finished living area with a crawl space or basement, depending on location.   They have three or four bedrooms, and one or two baths, depending on the size of the family.  These houses do not have garages or carports.  They are affordable to low-income families because there is no profit included in the sale of the house and no interest charged on the mortgage. The mortgages are financed over 15 to 25 years.
 
Purposes
The official purposes of Habitat for Humanity are to sponsor specific projects in habitat development globally, by constructing modest but adequate housing, and to associate with other organizations functioning with purposes consistent with those of Habitat, to witness with the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world:
1. By working in cooperation with God's people in need to create a better habitat in which to live and work;

2. By working in cooperation with other agencies and groups which have a kindred purpose;

3. By exemplifying the gospel of Jesus Christ though loving acts and the spoken and written word;

4. By enabling an expanding number of persons from all walks of life to participate in this ministry;

5. By helping people to help themselves.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phone Number: (740)-779-9734 
Office Address: 165 W. Fourth St. (Carver Center) Chillicothe
Mailing Address: PO Box 6125 Chillicothe, OH 45601
Email: svhfh@horizonview.net