2012 Women Build House Dedication

Celebrate 2012 Women Build with us!

  • Who:
    • The Sherman Family New Habitat for Humanity homeowners
    • Habitat officials
    • Crew of women volunteers
  • Where: 507 Pleasant St. Elkhart, IN [MAP]
  • When: House dedication ceremony, Tuesday, September 18, at 5:30 pm

GOSHEN, IN – Some 56 women picked up hammers and power tools to build a Habitat for Humanity house with the Sherman family. The Sherman’s will receive the keys to their new home and to a brighter future at the house dedication September 18. Women built the house as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, which empowers women to build Habitat houses to move families out of substandard housing. Media are invited to attend the dedication. The new homeowners, volunteers and Habitat officials will be available for interviews.

Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit. Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County was founded in 1986 and has built 159 houses in the Elkhart County.

Anyone interested in volunteering or offering donations is encouraged to call Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County at 533-6109 or visit our website at habitatec.com.

August 2012 – Fisher-Heaberlin Family

The Fisher-Heaberlin Family

After her divorce, Arlene and her two children, Kaleb (15) and Breighton (10), moved in with Arlene’s parents. It was the only obvious choice, with Arlene’s limited income. The kids don’t have much space, and, three years later, it’s time to move on.

The other problem with the house? It’s not completely wheelchair accessible. A car accident 19 years ago left Arlene with limited function in all 4 limbs.

2012 Bloom&Zoom

We had a fantastic turn out for our 2nd annual Bloom&Zoom bike ride fundraiser. There were a total of 203 riders that chose to ride 10, 20, 40, 62.5 or 100 miles routes that feature the famous Quilt Gardens. It was a fantastic day for the ride with people showing up as early as 6:30 am to get started. We would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, and riders for making this a successful event. For a gallery of images from the day click here.