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  • Incredible Volunteers

    In the past quarter, we had three volunteers offer some amazing milestones to our Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Greg Godsey, left, volunteered over 200 hours at our ReStore during the last 3 months of 2019. Larry Shurelds, center, and Ronnie Matthews, right, are now part of a select few volunteers who have given over 500 hours to our affiliate. We are so grateful to these three men and the many other volunteers who help our Habitat affiliate make a difference in our community.

  • 2019 Appreciation Banquet

    Our 2019 Lima Area Habitat for Humanity Appreciation Banquet was held on Tuesday, December 3. We celebrated the year by honoring our many volunteers: Donors, ReStore workers, Construction and Repair people, and more. We are grateful for all that these volunteers do for the affiliate throughout the year.

  • Robert Pryor ReStore Volunteer of the Year: Marty Hutjens (right) with Jim Lewis, ReStore
    Manager

  • Construction Volunteer of the Year:
    Earl Hofstetter (right) with Roger Calvert, Construction Manager

  • Subcontractor of the Year: R. A. Flynn & Son - Darren Helms with Roger Calvert, Construction Manager

  • Board & Committee Volunteers

  • ReStore Volunteers

  • Group Awards: Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Bittersweet Farms, ONU Habitat Student Chapter

  • Construction Volunteers

  • Habitat House Dedication
    Habitat House Dedication

    On Sunday, November 17 our affiliate celebrated the opening of house #55 here in the Lima Area. There were dozens of people who came out to participate in the dedication of Habitat for Humanity - Lima Area's first house in Elida. The newly constructed four-bedroom, 1,300 square-foot house is now home to Sarah and BJ Mack and their family. Many volunteers, donors, churches, and businesses all helped to make this possible. Enjoy some pictures from the event.

  • Bruce Hilty (left), Habitat Executive Director, Mark Bayliff (center), Pastor of the Mack family - Union Chapel Missionary Church, and Roger Calvert (right), Habitat Construction Manager

  • The Mack family and friends

  • ONU Student Habitat Chapter Cleans Up
  • ONU Student Habitat Chapter Cleans Up

    On Saturday December 7, 28 students from Ohio Northern University volunteered at the Habitat ReStore. There enthusiasm and energy made a profound impact on the store. Projects that had been waiting in the wings were completed and the facility felt like a new place, especially in the back prep room. We are grateful for their gift.

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