Habitat for Humanity volunteers Brian DeBoice (left) and Bob Marsh with some of the donated building supplies for the Vernon chapter.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers Brian DeBoice (left) and Bob Marsh with some of the donated building supplies for the Vernon chapter.

Habitat supports families

Organization seeking new location for its community efforts

  • May. 23, 2012 6:00 p.m.

The Vernon chapter of Habitat for Humanity is pleased with what the organization has been able to accomplish in the community, including building affordable housing and providing a place to recycle donations building materials.

The sale of the donated, new and used building materials is one of the organization’s main fundraisers and also helps people in the community with the cost of home repairs they might not be able to afford otherwise. This saves unwanted building products from being wasted in the landfill.

The chapter has outgrown its present space and is now looking for new storage space that will allow it to also have regular garage sales. A fairly centrally located, affordable or donated, small warehouse would meet the need and let Habitat continue its work in the community.

Habitat’s first build in the community was a great success because of community support and Habitat wants to continue to provide affordable homes for families where children can be raised in a safe, stable environment. All donations and funds raised by the local chapter go to building home with partner families in Vernon.

For more information on Vernon’s Habitat for Humanity see www.vernonhabitat.com. To help with storage space, email info@vernonhabitat.com or call Glory at 250-558-0072 or Brian at 250-308-7600.