to Orleans Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
working in Orleans County, NY
We are a 100%
volunteer, official affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International
established in the summer of 1992 with stated mission of building
one house per year to help alleviate inadequate housing in Orleans
County, one of the poorest counties in New York State.
that time we have successfuly completed eleven homes for eleven
families, and we're currently building our 12th home.
Habitat "homeowner partners" work side-by-side with local volunteers
to complete 300 hours of "sweat-equity" before moving into their
new homes. After moving in, the homeowners begin payments on his/her
mortgage and taxes with a no-interest loan from Orleans Habitat
for Humanity, Inc. The mortgage money is then used to build more
We also support Habitat for Humanity International in their efforts
to alleviate sub-standard housing in other countries. As of 2008
our annual tithe to HFHI has built 9 homes in other countries.
14 - a rehab in Medina, NY
2011 Home and Garden Show in Medina.
the Mending Homes Together group:
Orleans Habitat for Humanity
Community Action of Orleans and Genesee
BOCES Building Trades
13 is a rehab of this
150 year old home in Medina.
- April 2011.
12 on East State St. in Albion is finished and we're geting
ready to start a rehab in Medina in January 2011.
Look on our House 12 page for
pictures of that build.
Orleans Habitat float in the 2010 Medina Parade of Lights
was even better than last year's entry!
The grand-kids of our 2010 Playhouse drawing winner enjoy
an afternoon on their new front porch.
again in 2010 the management and staff at the Medina VALU store
gave an all out effort to help Orleans Habitat. Their hard work
is very much appreciated and resulted in a generous donation
which will greatly benefit our next building project.
cyclists (Carol, Pam and Barb) and Erie Canal rowers (Gunnar and Heather)
spent time with us as they raised money for Habitat. You can ride
about their adventures and, perhaps contribute to their cause, at
2008 Habitat Adventurers stop in Orleans County
made it easy for you to make
financial donations of any amount online!
(Please be sure to click on the "Designate
Your Gift" button, type in zip code 14103 and select Orleans
HFH.) THANK YOU!!
Bonus: With a donation of $20 we will give you one of our cool
little "golden" hammers to show our appreciation! Contact
us for details.
Take a few minutes to browse our site, get to know us better, and
get a feel for what you could do to help us either through volunteering
time, donating money, or offering other resources such as building
supplies, fund raising events, land, etc. We are very proud of the
results of our service to the community and welcome your participation
in this exciting and worthwhile activity.