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Silvey Family Home Dedicated (02/12/11) – Women Build Celebrated!

The rain held back, the temperatures were almost balmy, the day was joyous, and the occasion was remarkable. On Saturday, February 12th, Liz Silvey and her 3 children were lifted up by won-derful friends, dedicated volunteer builders, gen-erous donors and sponsors, and fabulous friends of Habitat during the memorable dedication cere- mony of their new and wondrous home in Habi-tat’s Meyer Estates Subdivision in Springfield. It was the family’s day.

It was also the day of more than 150 women who helped build the home in Habitat’s first Women Build in over a decade. It was the day of over 80 women whose generous donations helped buy the building mate-rials and supplies. And it was the day of Wells Fargo Bank and the City of Springfield whose grants helped make possible the completion of the 6th home in Habitat’s 10-home development.

In the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor, of helping all God’s children find safe, decent, af-fordable housing, women volunteer builders gra-ciously welcomed men to the worksite and incor-porated the men’s time and talents into the build-ing process.

Jordan Home Dedication 4/10/10

Lisa Jordan and her 3 children are joyfully immersed in planning for their move into their new home at 4868 A Street in Springfield. Friends and sup-porters of Habitat are invited to join the Jordan family at the dedication ceremony for their home on April 10, 2010 at 11:00 am. The house is sponsored by Bank of America and we are thrilled to be so close to the most exciting and rewarding part of the build – the dedication cere-mony including the presentation of keys to the family. It is the fourth home in Meyer Estates, Habitat’s 10-home development at 49th and A Streets, and the 43rd house built by Springfield/Eugene Habitat.

Under the volunteer leadership of site supervisor, Lamoine Sav-age many volunteers, family members, and family friends have engaged in building the home over the past 7 months. The Jordan family has contrib-uted over 400 hours of sweat equity to the building of their home and the homes of other Partner Families, in attending homeowner education classes, and in supporting the work of Habitat. Lisa has consistently dedicated her days off work, to helping with the build. Join Bank of America represen-tatives, Habitat board members, friends, volunteers, and the Jor-dan Family in this memorable and transforming milestone.

Meyer Estates Update - 01/05/09

Thanks to our tremendous house sponsors--First Congregational Church of Eugene, St. Thomas More, UPS, the City of Springfield and tons of volunteers from other churches, businesses, and individual volunteers, each workday brings great progress on the Holman and Finnegan homes in Meyer Estate.

The board of directors added their touch to the exciting progress through their board build day held on October 30th. They expect to have a board build day on each new Habitat home.

We expect the homes to be completed in February, with dedication dates yet to be set. Call to catch a glimpse of the work being done at the building site at 49th and A streets in Springfield.

Meyer Estates Progressing Well:

New House Sponsors Sought - 10/07/08


Construction on the Holman and Finnegan homes in Meyer Estates is progressing well, as seen in the pictures on this page. Dedication ceremonies are anticipated before year’s end. A four day build schedule, dedicated sponsors, lots of group and community-based volunteers, committed ―regulars, and partner family efforts keep our site supervisors very busy and focused. Current sponsors include First Congregational Church of Eugene, St. Thomas More, UPS, Eugene Association of Realtors/Oregon Association of Realtors, City of Springfield HOME Program, and Habitat’s Fund for Humanity.

Building 2-story homes with some special features meeting the development’s standards has proven an interesting challenge. The construction committee volunteers have learned much that will help when building the remaining eight homes. A thoughtful and cooperative spirit present in site supervisors, Jim Brown and Steve Price, and construction committee chair, Jerry Prud’home, transforms building challenges into opportunities. We’re very grateful for their dedication to Habitat’s mission and commitment to excellence.

The Board’s new strategic plan calls for us to complete 4 homes between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 20010. In order to accomplish that ambitious,yet achievable goal of doubling our yearly produc-tion, house sponsors are needed. A full house sponsorship is $60,000, although many homes are built through combining partial sponsorship groups into a team effort. We have a partial sponsorship averaging $20,000 per houses 1- 8 due to a generous grant from the City of Springfield HOME program. That leaves plenty of room for other sponsors to jump in and help families realize their homeownership dreams and strengthen our community.

Sponsors get first choice on building days, help promote the build within the community, provide lunches for volunteers as they are able, and help lever-age in-kind donations of materials or services as they are able. Many sponsors tell us that building together helps strengthen their group, provides a great sense of community spirit, and is fun. If you belong to a service group, attend a church or place of worship, or have a responsible role in a business, we ask you to consider become a house sponsor. Call us to find out more; we’ll be glad to fill you in on all the details. Meyer Estates Building Progressing Well: New House Sponsors Sought!




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