To see photos of this build and earlier builds, click photo gallery. A lot has already been accomplished.
Construction Schedule: Saturday and Wednesday, October 12 and October 16. Shingling will get a big boost Saturday with the help of Ray Washburn and several other experienced roofers. Insulation needs to be put in interior walls, and some windows will be installed. Al reminds us that people working below the roof need to wear hard hats and pay attention to what's going on above them.
Please get in touch with Diane if your group would like to be scheduled to work at the site. It is easiest to contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at (802)747-7440.
Individual volunteers can come to the site, sign a liability waiver, sign in, and that's that. Parking is limited, so please be open to a short walk to the site.
Blanket Raffle - The Green Mountain Yarn & Fiber knitting community contributed squares to assemble into this beautiful blanket in support of the Habitat for Humanity home building project for the Alhallak family in Rutland. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Habitat project.
Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. You can select multiples of either quantity, but the five ticket option provides a slight discount.
Raffle will be held after the blanket is displayed at Art in the Park in October. We will announce the winner on our Facebook and Instagram pages and on our website, and will contact the winner through email. Click to purchase tickets.
*Please be sure to enter your first and last name and email address at checkout, even if you check out as a guest! Email addresses will be used for entries and for notifying you if you've won. You may also include a phone number if you prefer to be contacted that way.
Progress to date....Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, we have made great progress.
Interested in owning a Habitat home or know someone who would like to learn about the possibility?
Click on this link to learn about applying for a home that we will build in 2020 in Rutland County.
Home Maintenance and Improvement Tips - from HFHI
HFHI asked Habitat supporters for their favorite home maintenance and improvement tips — and they responded by the thousands! HFHI experts reviewed and selected the best. The result is a collection of more than 150 DIY tips to care for your home inside and out — and on a budget. Download your free guide today!
Griswold Drive Home Receives excellent energy rating! HERS score is a 48. Like golf, the lower the score the better. A score in the 40's means that the home. This home is 50% more energy efficient than a standard new home and 80% more efficient that the average resale home, which already puts it in a better bracket than a standard new home. The estimate annual energy cost for heating ($1,026), Hot Water ($354), lights and appliances ($634) and service charges ($167) will save Danielle Beckett significant money over the live of her house. Click to see the report that was completed by Efficiency Vermont.
2019-State of the Nation's Housing Report. Click to read the highlights of this Harvard University report.
Hussam Alhallak and Hazar Mansour and their three children have been selected to live in the beautiful home that is being built at 120 Crescent Street in Rutland.
Our Mission: Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit organization dedicated to eradicate poverty by providing families in need with safe and affordable housing solutions. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat’s work is anchored on the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
There are many ways, large and small, that people can make a difference. You do NOT need to be skilled as a carpenter. Think of Habitat as a small business that is entirely run by volunteers. We estimate that half of the hours contributed by volunteers are completed by people who never pound a single nail. If you admire Habitat's mission and want to have an impact locally, please contact us.
Donate to help us unlock futures. Our work has demonstrated time and again that Home is the Key. Your support helps us create strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, which plays a key role in positively influencing a family’s education, health and financial stability.
Through housing we help our home buyers to gain greater strength, stability, and independence.
Consider donating your used car to Habitat. HfHI will handle all the details. If you designate that you want the proceeds to come to our affiliate, the value of your gift will make a difference locally.
U.S. Habitat organizations tithed more than $14.6 million in fiscal year 2019
This is the highest amount since before the Great Recession, and many more families around the world already are living in safer, more secure housing this year because of your generous support. We are proud to tithe 10% of all unrestricted contributions to HFHI to support housing initiatives in a less affluent country.
Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County
City Center, Box 5
67 Merchants Row
Rutland, Vermont 05701