Habitat MW/GW in the News

Articles in the news about Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester:

Operation Playhouse on the Worcester Common – Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester staged an Operation Playhouse event Thursday 7/27/2016 on Worcester Common, building and decorating playhouses to be given to children in six military and veterans’ families during the Worcester Out To Lunch series. Worcester Telegram & Gazette 7/21/2017 Worcester Telegram & Gazette 7/27/2017

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester Partners with Marlborough CDA- Many homeowners in the French Hill area of the city have applied for assistance in the Critical Home Repair Loan Program, recently made available through a cooperative effort with the Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA) and Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester. The goal is to address critical health, life and safety issues in this area of Lincoln Street. Community Advocate 7/6/2017 MetroWest Daily News 7/12/2017

Dedication at 21 Aetna Street in Worcester – Marking one of the biggest accomplishments in its 5-year neighborhood revitalization project, Habitat for Humanity restored a duplex on Union Hill for a long-time volunteer and her daughter. With a building donation from Worcester Academy and volunteer help from numerous residents and organizations the Romano family celebrated their finished duplex on Aetna Street during a dedication ceremony. Worcester Tlegram & Gazette 6/28/2017

Real Estate Agents Help Out Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester in Northborough – Real estate agents from ERA Key Realty Services of greater Worcester volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity work site on Main Street in Northborough on Friday, May 12, 2017. The Realtors were taking part in the annual Women’s Build held all over the world. Worcester Telegram & Gazette 5/12/2017.

Lexington Minuteman High School students complete project – Several juniors and seniors from Lexington Minuteman High School’s plumbing and HVAC programs were able to get hands-on experience by working with Habitat for Humanity MW/GW to build a duplex for families on Stonebridge Rd. in Wayland. Students were able to bring what they learned in the classroom to life by working on this home build project. Wicked Local Lexington 2/14/2017

Applauding Community Involvement- In November, Mona and Maggie were selected in a lottery held at Town Hall to become homeowners for the two Habitat homes that are being constructed at 68/72 Chamberlain St. Holliston is a small town with a big heart. Keefe Tech has become involved by providing a hands-on experience for their students interested in pursuing a career in the trades. The 5th and 6th graders of Miller and Placentino schools have raised over $2500 for the Holliston homes through bake sales, car washes, and a variety show.  Holliston Reporter 2/12/2017

Family Receives Wayland home from Habitat for Humanity- After three years of working with Habitat for Humanity MWGW, Yartiza Ventura and her three children were given the keys to their first home. Ventura heard about Habitat for Humanity through her sister-in-law, applied, and was randomly selected three years ago to participate in the program. About 1,500 volunteers helped build the house along with Ventura who provided at least 400 hours of labor with Habitat.  MetroWest Daily News 12/2/2016

Project Launches in Northborough- Habitat for Humanity MW/GW will convert historical properties at 33-35 and 37-39 Main Street in Northborough for four families. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 21st as a kick off for the renovation projects that has an estimation of 12 to 18 months to complete. Students from the Carpentry Department of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be volunteering with this project to gain some hands-on experience, as well as a few students from Algonquin Regional High School’s Habitat for Humanity Club. Community Advocate 11/30/2016

Operation Playhouse Build-A-Thon in Framingham – The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston will sponsor a LEGO “Build Your Dream Home Competition” during the MetroWest Build-A-Thon. Operation Playhouse is a daylong event, where local businesses and organizations can sponsor and build a playhouse for children of local veterans and active military personnel as a way to say thank you for their service. Proceeds from this event will help support home builds in Wayland and Holliston as well as the Critical Home repair program. Framingham Soure 7/18/2016

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/ Greater Worcester welcomes groups to build in Holliston – We are happy to announce that the first of the two builds on Chamberlain St. in Holliston is taking shape. This home will be built largely with the help of volunteer labor. Corporations, organizations, faith based groups, and individuals will be welcomed to help us build two affordable homes It won’t be long until we select the two families who will live in these homes. Holliston Reporter 11/7/2016

Habitat’s National Women Build Week to build Auburn duplex – Between May 3rd and 7th, about 100 women will offer their time and effort to be part of National Women Build Week. They will be assisting with our efforts on a build project in Auburn for two families, which began earlier this year and has a completion goal by December. More than 70% of Habitat homes around the U.S. are built for families with women as the heads of the household. The Women Build event helps women learn skills that can help them maintain their homes for themselves and their children. Telegram and Gazette 4/29/2016

WPI Playhouse Event- Over 60 volunteers from WPI raised funds and built three playhouses for local veteran families during this heartwarming event on February 13, 2016. Playhouse themes included Doc McStuffins, Sophia the First, and Mickey & Minnie Mouse! Read more here: The Daily Herd 2/26/2016  Worcester Telegram and Gazette 2/15/2016

A New Day Dawning for Worcester’s Union Hill Neighborhood- Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, the City of Worcester and other local groups are invested in a five year project to improve the Union Hill Neighborhood in Worcester. Read more here: In City Times 9/4/2015

Two Homes to be Dedicated on Saturday Dec. 5, 2015- Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester  is thrilled to dedicate two homes on Saturday December 5th. These homes are the first two to be completed in a four home (two duplex) project on Stonebridge Road in Wayland, MA. WickedLocal.com Wayland 12/5/2015 Update: WickedLocal.com Wayland 12/7/2015

Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes in Auburn, MA- Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester (HFH MWGW) will break ground on Tuesday, October 27th at 1 PM to begin building an affordable duplex home at 4 Homestead Avenue. Auburn Mass Daily October 13 2015 Worcester Telegram and Gazette 10/27/2015

HFH MWGW hosts Project Playhouse on October 15- Worcester For the last year, HFH MWGW has been creating special playhouses for veterans’ children thanks to local corporations support. On Thursday, Oct. 15 there will be seven houses built and dedicated at the Worcester Common. Worcester Telegram and Gazette 10/10/2015

Habitat, Academy Spruce up Worcester Home- Worcester Academy students and staff participated in national A Brush With Kindness week to kick off a five year plan, in collaboration with other Worcester organizations, to revitalize the Union Hill neighborhood. Worcester Telegram and Gazette 10/4/2015

Discussion begins for Historical Northboro buildings to become affordable housing-   A pair of historic homes downtown could house the town’s newest affordable housing units. The Northboro Affordable Housing Corp. is in talks with Trinity Church to buy residential buildings the church owns at 33 Main St. and 37-39 Main St. NAHC, a nonprofit launched several years ago to increase the town’s affordable housing stock, hopes to turn the buildings over to Habitat for Humanity, which would renovate them into condominiums. Worcester Telegram and Gazette 9/11/2015 

HFH MWGW Collaborates With City Groups to Revitalize Union Hill-  Read about our collaboration with the City of Worcester, Oak Hill Community Development Corporation, Worcester Academy, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department and area residents to revitalize the Union Hill neighborhood of Worcester. Worcester Telegram and Gazette August 17 Worcester Magazine August 17 Mass Live August 18

Minuteman High School Students Help Build a Habitat Home in Wayland –  Students from the plumbing and electrical programs at Minuteman High School donate their time and expertise to help bring one Habitat duplex home closer to completion.  YourArlington.Com News August 2

Framingham Veteran Receives Crucial Home Repairs Thanks to Habitat for Humanity- He may not be on reality television, but disabled veteran Cezary Nalaskowski is receiving his own home makeover this month thanks to the Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Home Repair Program. MetroWest Daily News July 26

Three Local Companies Join Together in Habitat Project – On Wednesday, June 17, SanDisk, EMC, and Deloitte came together to participate in our biggest Project Playhouse event yet raising over $40,000. Worcester Telegram and Gazette June 21 Brittany Murphy – Local Marlborough Channel (Video)

Worcester Academy Donates House Lot to Habitat for Humanity – On Monday, February 2, Worcester Academy held a ceremony to hand over 21 Aetna Street to Habitat for Humanity. The plan is to construct a two-family home on this lot. Worcester Telegram and Gazette March 2

Grant Awarded to Rehabilitate Veteran’s Home Commerce Bank and Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester have been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, to help fund the rehabilitation of a single-family home in Worcester for a wounded veteran and his or her family. Worcester Telegram and Gazette February 18 Worcester Business Journal Online February 12

Good Deeds: Habitat Gets Solar Systems New England Clean Energy and Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) are collaborating with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester to provide Maple solar energy systems for Habitat’s Project Playhouse program. Worcester Telegram and Gazette November 30 Solar Power World December 9

Red Sox Aid Habitat for Humanity– A video produced by the Boston Red Sox about their day at the Fales Street build project and choosing us as one of their 100 Acts of Kindness. Red Sox.com, October 31, 2012

 

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