Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine creates successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and repairing and weatherizing existing homes.

New Home Construction Our first modular home project is almost complete. The new Habitat homeowners should be moving into this Middle Street, Bath home in just a few weeks. This pilot build has been a success and we hope to use modular construction for our upcoming projects in Wiscasset.

Weatherizing Repair Program Partners with Bowdoin College Habitat and our interior window insert volunteers have been working with Bowdoin through an AmeriCorp grant the college received to address energy efficiency. In the past Bowdoin has focused its sustainability efforts to on campus activities, through this grant they are extending help to include lower income households in the greater Brunswick area. The project is providing five custom built interior window inserts for up to twenty area homes, some built by Habitat volunteers and some by Bowdoin students, faculty and staff on their January 18 community service day.

Donations Needed The ReStore is in need of our top-selling inventory. “Having the right kinds of donations for our inventory is so important. While we sell many different kinds of new and gently used building materials, furniture, and appliances, we are actively seeking donations of our most sought after items including appliances (less than 10 years old), complete kitchen cabinet sets, and furniture in good condition,” said ReStore Manager, Michele Ober. For information on how you can donate items, please call 207-504-9341. The ReStore, located at 126 Main Street in Topsham, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For more about our local Habitat for Humanity group, “Habitat7Rivers,” click http://www.habitat7rivers.org/

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