Armstrong Habitat for Humanity hosted it’s 4th annual Raise the Roof 5k Race on Saturday, August 2, 2014. This event helped raise funds for future Habitat projects including roof repair, Women Build, and construction on Habitat homes for qualifying families in Armstrong County.
Our organization welcomed over 80 participants this year. Participants had the opportunity to partner with our organization by recruiting their own sponsors. The top 3 fundraisers were given gift cards for their outstanding support. In addition, participants’ names were drawn at random to receive door prizes donated by local businesses.
Though every participant was a winner for just getting up and giving their all to cross the finish line, awards were given to the top 3 overall male and female participants and to the top three male and female participants in each age group. To view the race results, please click on the link below then scroll down and click on Armstrong Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof 5K Race.
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Photos of winners!
Our annual Raise the Roof 5K Race was a true success thanks to all the participants, hard-working volunteers, and generous donations from the sponsors and local businesses. Thank you for choosing Armstrong Habitat for Humanity as a charity you support!!
Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International. The main goal is to empower women to take action against poverty housing. Through the Women Build program, women have the chance to learn construction in a supportive environment while helping to build homes, communities, and hope. This event is not about excluding men but rather including women and opening new doors of opportunity. Both women and men are welcome to help.
Women Build will start back up in August or September as more projects become available. If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to Elizabeth@ArmstrongHabitat.org or call Mike McElhaney at (724)467-2771.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped during the initial kick-off in May. It is amazing how much time you all put in and the amount of work that was completed. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Armstrong Habitat for Humanity sponsored a Champagne Garden Reception on April 27, 2014 in conjunction with the annual Day of Giving held on May 8. The Day of Giving is a donation program sponsored by the Armstrong County Community Foundation that matches contributions given to qualifying non profit organizations on that day.
This year we were fortunate to have the reception hosted by Jim and Lynn Ramage. They offered guests a guided tour of their beautiful estate and gardens. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, deserts, and refreshments were also offered courtesy of Nextier Bank. While enjoying the beautiful setting and lovely weather, we recognized last year’s accomplishments and outlined this year’s projects and goals.
We are pleased to announce that this event led to a successful Day of Giving. Our organization reached its donation goal of over $25,000. Thank you for all of your generous donations and ongoing support.
During the week of March 9-15, a group of students from Providence College, Rhode Island participated in the Collegiate Challenge offered by Habitat for Humanity. This alternative spring break program gave the students a chance to spend their spring break with any one of the 200 Habitat affiliates across the United States. We were very pleased to hear that they chose to work with our affiliate. The students had a great attitude and work ethic. They were anxious to learn new skills and excited to help. With their help we made substantial progress in the new Habitat house in Leechburg. The house is now completely insulated and half the drywall is up. These young volunteers not only helped a family in need but had fun doing it by visiting a new area and making a positive difference.
They were hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg. Meals were donated by the host church, Forks Zion Lutheran Church, Leechburg Rotary Club, Moose Lodge 102 of Leechburg, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church in Vandergrift, Sprankle’s Market, St. Gertrude Parish in Vandergrift, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning. Armstrong Habitat for Humanity thanks all of these generous contributors and is fortunate to have such a caring and involved community.
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