January 2014 Partner Family Application Meetings


GOSHEN—Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County announces the dates and times for their Housing Application Meetings.

Saturday, January 11, 10 am
Habitat Office MAP
2526 Peddlers Village Road, Goshen

Monday, January 13, 6 pm
Tolson Center MAP
1320 Benham Avenue, Elkhart

Tuesday, January 14, 12 pm
Habitat Office MAP
2526 Peddlers Village Road, Goshen

Interested participants can learn more about the Habitat program and receive a home ownership application. Applications are only available at the meetings. Click here to learn more about the program.

More About Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County — Since becoming a Habitat affiliate in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County has built more than 170 houses with families in need, becoming a true leader in addressing the issues of substandard housing. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds quality, sustainable and affordable homes with God’s people in need.

RePurposing | Snow Removal Projects

ReStore RePurposing Snow Removal Blog Post Header

It is really snowing today and that got us thinking what kind of RePurposing creations have people come up with to help in the snow removal process. After doing some in-depth searching on Pinterest and Google we discovered some real gems. To learn more about these projects click on the links underneath the photos. If you have any great snow removal ideas let us know in the comment section, on our Pinterest board, or on Facebook.

1 - Typical Snow Removal Tools
Typical Snow Removal Tools – Source

2 - Plywood Shovel
Plywood Shovel – Source

Plow Cycle – Source

Peddle Kart Plow – Source

Pull Behind Plow – Source

Plow Cycle – Source

Bicycle Plow – Source

Old Car Snow Remover – Source

Finnish Hand Plow – Source

EZ Snow Remover – Source

A Gift from One Family to Another

Photo of the gift from a volunteer to a partner family.

The manger from a volunteer to one of our partner families.

It was a cold and dark night at the Habitat dedication in early December for a partner family. The lights shown brightly from the inside. The house was filled with friends, family, Habitat staff, partner families, and volunteers. So many people!

It was a fairly normal dedication for Habitat. The family’s pastor from their church was there to bless the home. It was “God’s home,” he said, and, everyone who helped to build it.

Continue reading