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Women Build May 2014

Apr 17, 2014   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments
Armstrong Habitat for Humanity is participating in a Women Build during National Women Build Week May 3-11, 2014.
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.  The event is typically held the week leading up to Mother’s Day.  These dates are significant to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing.  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.
You are invited to participate in this event by registering to volunteer on one or more of the following days.  


Morning Shift


Afternoon Shift

Saturday, May 3

8:30 – 12:30


12:30 – 4:30

Sunday, May 4


12:30 – 4:30

Saturday, May 10

8:30 – 12:30


12:30 – 4:30

Volunteers will be needed at two separate work sites, one at 1154 Orr Avenue, Kittanning and the other on 547 Locust Street, Leechburg.
If interested, please reply to Elizabeth@ArmstrongHabitat.org by April 24.   In the reply email, please include the days and times you would like to volunteer and at what location.
Thank you.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Collegiate Challenge 2014

Mar 26, 2014   //   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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Champagne Garden Reception

Feb 19, 2014   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

annual Day of GivingArmstrong Habitat for Humanity will be sponsoring a Champagne Garden Reception on April 27, 2014.

At the event, we will recognize last year’s accomplishments and outline this year’s projects and goals.  We will also encourage guests to participate in the annual Day of Giving on May 8, 2014.  The Day of Giving is a donation program that matches contributions given to Armstrong Habitat on that day.

This year we are fortunate to have the Champagne Garden Reception hosted by Jim and Lynn Ramage.  They will offer guests a guided tour of their beautiful estate and gardens along with delicious hors d’oeuvres, deserts, and refreshments.

To request an invitation, please contact Michael McElhaney, Executive Director ~ (724)467-2771 or Mike@ArmstrongHabitat.org

Help build a House!!

Dec 11, 2013   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments


The Faith Blitz Build has begun. 

Volunteers of every skill level are needed to help with this build.

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Wow! We did it!
On Saturday, November 2, 2013~Under the direction of Guzzo Construction, Armstrong Habitat and 35 volunteers framed the home in just one day!  Thank you to all who helped and to the Leechburg Moose Lodge 102 for providing a delicious lunch.

Armstrong Habitat for Humanity will continue needing volunteers every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9am-1pm to assist with various other projects as the construction continues.

For details on location or for more opportunities to volunteer, please call the Armstrong Habitat office at (724)545-4905 or Mike McElhaney, Executive Director at (724)467-2771

What we accomplish together…changes lives forever.
Thank you for your support.

Meet Your Pittsburgh Sports Heroes

Oct 28, 2013   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments


     Armstrong Habitat for Humanity was fortunate to be one of three local non-profits chosen by EQT to receive proceeds from their sponsored event Meet Your Pittsburgh Sports Heroes held on October 26, 2013.  

     This event was a huge success welcoming many sports fans of all ages.  Interviews led by Ellis Cannon walked many people down memory lane while others heard about the amazing plays for the first time.  Fans were able to take photographs and get autographs from each one of the sports celebrities.  After filling up on food and refreshments, guests also had the chance to participate in an auction, basket raffle, and other fun activities.  

     Thank you EQT and all who helped make this event one of our organization’s largest fundraisers of the year. 

Raise the Roof 5K Race- August 3, 2013 @ 8am

Aug 5, 2013   //   Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

Logocolor2013[1]Armstrong Habitat for Humanity hosted a 5k race on Saturday, August 3, 2013 to raise funds for future home repairs and roof replacements for qualifying families in Armstrong County.  It was a flat course that began and ended at the new Richard G. Snyder YMCA in Kittanning, PA.

The race started in the rain but that dreary weather held no one back.  Our organization welcomed over 130 participants this year.  We gave out many awards and numerous door prizes.  The annual Raise the Roof 5K Race was a true success thanks to all the participants, hard-working volunteers, and generous donations from the sponsors.

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 links below.

Click here for overall standings.

Click here for standings by age group.

NOTE: If either of the above links do not work, please click the following link to the main Ginger Bread Running site HERE, and then click the tab marked “Timing/Results”, then “2013″.  From here you can scroll down to the “Raise the Roof” results.


Day of Giving a Huge Success!

Jun 5, 2013   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

On May 9, 2013 the Armstrong Habitat for Humanity participated in the ‘Day of Giving’ program.  This program was sponsored by the Armstrong County Community Foundation to encourage giving to local charities.  To promote this program, we sponsored a Champagne Garden Reception in April.  We were fortunate to have this event hosted by the Stoney Creek Bed and Breakfast owned by Lou and Sandy Greco.  At this event we toured the newly renovated bed and breakfast along with their beautiful gardens.   This wonderful event resulted in our organization receiving contributions from the ‘Day of Giving’ totaling over $14,000!

Thank you to all who helped and contributed!