MILTON, Vt. —
A group of women got together in Milton Tuesday to help build a house for a family in need, as part of National Women Build WeeK.
Across the country, Habitat for Humanity estimates 17,000 women will volunteer at construction sites this week. Builders broke ground on March 30, but a lot of work will get done this week, with all of the help from female volunteers, including one of the soon-to-be homeowners, Elise Doner.
SHELBURNE, Vt. –
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity just completed a second duplex at the Harrington Village in Shelburne, VT. Two families will now become homeowners.
Jonathan Ayers is moving into the duplex with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Amelia. He says it takes a village to build a home.
In Housing Matters, Burlington and the Champlain Valley can be beautiful places to live. But with those scenic views, can come an increase in rent and cost of living. But some groups are working to add more affordable options for people and families in Vermont.
More than 10 months of work finally paid off in Shelburne Tuesday. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity took another step in its mission to create more affordable housing in the Champlain Valley. “It’s more and more difficult to be able to buy land and build a home, and make it affordable for families,” said Executive Director of Green Mtn. Habitat for Humanity, David Mullin.
An update now to a story we brought you in June. A family has waited months to move into their new home and Sunday, they finally did.
Until now, Betty Button and her two grandkids lived in a two bedroom trailer. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity bought land in Milton and began constructing a house that Button spent every Tuesday helping to build.
A core message from Pope Francis to care for the less fortunate inspired a generous gift to Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, the Vermont non-profit said.
An out-of-state donor, who wished to remain anonymous, gave the organization $60,000. The money covered more than a third of what it took to buy.
CHARLOTTE, Vt. –
It’s Sunday, which means we’re celebrating volunteers in our communities.
This week, we’re giving a shout-out to the volunteers with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity. You can see them in the photos building a home on Albert’s Way in Charlotte.
Organizers tell us about 300 to 400 volunteers are needed to build each home, and their work makes it possible to keep the cost of energy-efficient homes affordable for families. Volunteers work under the supervision of trained site supervisors to make sure all the work is done safely and properly.