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2014 Raise the Roof 5K

Jun 12, 2014   //   by Elizabeth Wright   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Race logo 2014

Armstrong Habitat for Humanity invites you to participate in our

Raise the Roof 5K Race on August 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM

It is a flat course that begins and ends at the Richard G Snyder YMCA Campus

located at 1150 N. Water Street, Kittanning, PA.

Registration fee is $20 – return by July 23 to guarantee shirt size availability 

(Shirts will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis for all registrations and fundraising forms received after July 23)

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall males and females and to the top 3 males and females in each age group.  (13 and under,14-17,18-25, 26-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up)

This year you have the opportunity to partner with our organization to help raise funds for those in need of housing.  You can register for the race and recruit your own sponsors by using the printable forms available below or online at www.FirstGiving.com/ArmstrongHabitatforHumanity.   When registering online, you will have the option to create a personal fundraising page.  On your page you can share your story and set up a personal fundraising goal.

If you raise $100 or more you will receive either a quarter-zip sport pullover (adults only) or a pullover hoodie (youth only) in addition to your 2014 Raise the Roof 5K Race competitor tech shirt.  Both garments will be provided in the size selected when registering.  Funds raised online will be sent to Armstrong Habitat electronically and tracked for you to guarantee sponsor level achieved.

All funds raised from this event will be used for upcoming Habitat projects such as roof repair, Women Build, and construction on Habitat homes for qualifying families in Armstrong County.

Click here for the 2014 Race Registration Flyer

Click here for the 2014 Race Individual Fundraising form

Women Build

Jun 11, 2014   //   by Elizabeth Wright   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments
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.


Day of Giving- HUGE Success!

May 13, 2014   //   by Elizabeth Wright   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

annual Day of GivingArmstrong 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.



Collegiate Challenge 2014

Mar 26, 2014   //   by Elizabeth Wright   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

cc2During 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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