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    Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride-Sunday, September 12th!

    July 15th, 2021 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride-Sunday, September 12th!”

    (Lehman, PA)-Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride. Spencer Martin was a long-time devoted volunteer whose work still inspires us today. On Sunday, September 12th, cyclists will wind their way through the scenic back mountain for a spectacular 35- mile ride.

    Registration is now available on-line at https://www.bikereg.com/bike21-spencer-martin-memorial-bike-ride-for-habitat

    Please call 570-820-8002 for additional information or visit www.bikeforhabitat.org

    Cosgrove family donates childhood homestead to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity

    April 20th, 2021 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Cosgrove family donates childhood homestead to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity”

    (Pittston Twp., PA)-Joe and Sharon Cosgrove along with Joe’s brother, George, and George’s wife, Lynn, recently donated their childhood home to Habitat.

    On Saturday, Joe and Sharon toured the home that has been being restored since August to see the progress. Joe recalled, “The home was always a place where people felt welcome. It has a history of our ancestors taking in people and giving them a place of comfort, a place to share, a place to visit anytime they wished, even a place to live if they were in need.” Cosgrove added, “Our mom and dad instilled in us the duty to give back as repayment for all that has been given to us. The donation to Habitat was the best way we could honor their legacy and the history of this home. We hope the next occupants will be able to create a history just as rich, warm and welcoming as we have enjoyed.”

    “It’s so impressive what Habitat has done around the world, and now it’s done it in Pittston Twp.,” Cosgrove said.

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity received a $5,000 grant award from MotorWorld Toyota to help fund its current home restoration project on Market Street in Pittston Twp.!

    April 6th, 2021 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity received a $5,000 grant award from MotorWorld Toyota to help fund its current home restoration project on Market Street in Pittston Twp.!”

    (Wilkes-Barre)-Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity received a $5,000 grant award from MotorWorld Toyota to help fund its current home restoration project on Market Street in Pittston Twp. The donation will help a local, low-income family achieve first time home ownership. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds or restores simple, decent homes to sell to families in need in Wyoming Valley. Habitat families are selected based on level of need, willingness to become partners in the Habitat program, and the ability to repay a no-interest mortgage. For information about Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity, call 570-820-8002 or email info@wv-hfh.org. First row, from left, are Jay Thomas, sales manager, MotorWorld Toyota; Rick Osick, division president, MotorWorld I MileOne Autogroup; Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity; Mary Beth Allen, volunteer coordinator, WVHFH; and Sean VonPoppe, sales manager, MotorWorld Toyota.

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Kicks off 2020 Annual Appeal Fundraising Campaign!

    October 19th, 2020 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Kicks off 2020 Annual Appeal Fundraising Campaign!”

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently kicked off its 2020 Annual Appeal fundraising campaign. Donations made to the Annual Appeal will help with costs for Habitat’s current home rehab in Pittston Twp. that will house a local, low-income family.

    WVHFH is a non-profit organization that builds simple, decent homes to sell to families in need. Each family will contribute hundreds of hours of “sweat equity,” working side by side with volunteers to help build and then buy their own home on terms they can afford.

    If you would like to donate to the Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Appeal, click on any donate button located on our website!

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity postpones the Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride

    March 25th, 2020 Posted by Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity postpones the Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride”

    (KINGSTON)-Due to concerns amid the Corona Virus, we have decided to postpone the Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride that was scheduled for May 2nd. We will be rescheduling once the situation permits, Check back for a new date soon!

    VIVE Health & Fitness to host SPIN & Zumba for Habitat event on Saturday, February 22nd!

    January 23rd, 2020 Posted by Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “VIVE Health & Fitness to host SPIN & Zumba for Habitat event on Saturday, February 22nd!”

    (KINGSTON)-Habitat is excited to announce  our good friends at VIVE Health & Fitness will host a ZUMBA and SPIN for Habitat event on February 22nd! Join us for SPIN at 9:00am and/or ZUMBA at 10:00am! The cost for the classes is $20 and you may attend one or both! To make it more fun, we are having multi-instructors in each class!
    SPIN instructors will be Pam G. and Sarah B.
    Zumba instructors will be Jessica S., Ashley R., Maria H., Kristina T., Amy D.
    All proceeds will go to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity! Please join us in our effort to help eliminate poverty housing in Wyoming Valley!

     

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity participates in #GivingTuesday, December 3rd starting at 8:00 am!

    December 3rd, 2019 Posted by Donation Announcement 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity participates in #GivingTuesday, December 3rd starting at 8:00 am!”

    (KINGSTON)-TODAY is #GivingTuesday! Starting at 8:00 am, Tuesday, December 3rd, Facebook will match a total of up to $7 million in donations made to non-profit organizations! Join Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity as we take advantage of this amazing opportunity to maximize a donation in any amount! Start off the season of GIVING by helping us continue our mission to eliminate poverty housing in Wyoming Valley! Visit our Facebook page to donate!

     

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Kicks off 2019 Annual Appeal Fundraising Campaign!

    October 1st, 2019 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Kicks off 2019 Annual Appeal Fundraising Campaign!”

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently kicked off its 2019 Annual Appeal fundraising campaign. Donations made to the Annual Appeal will help with costs for Habitat’s current home build in Wilkes-Barre that will house a local, low-income family.

    WVHFH is a non-profit organization that builds simple, decent homes to sell to families in need. Each family will contribute hundreds of hours of “sweat equity,” working side by side with volunteers to help build and then buy their own home on terms they can afford.

    If you would like to donate to the Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Appeal, click on any donate button located on our website!

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Presents Awards at Home Dedication

    July 1st, 2019 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Presents Awards at Home Dedication”

    Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards at the dedication of a home in Nanticoke to honor those who have made significant contributions to the build over the past year.

    Kathleen Nestorick received the Golden Hammer award. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity gives this honor to a person who has shown exceptional commitment to help further the mission of Habitat. Nestorick donated the property on which Habitat built the house in Nanticoke.

    Jim Zarra received the Herm Shiplett Award. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity gives this honor to a volunteer who has demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment and support to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.

    Attorney David Harris received the Gottfreid Csala Award. Harris received this award for providing professional expertise and knowledge to further the mission of Habitat.

    From left, are Bob Borwick, board president, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity; Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director, WVHFH; attorney David Harris, Jim Zarra and Kathleen Nestorick.

    Thank you to Wells Fargo for being the presenting sponsor for 2019 Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat!

    June 10th, 2019 Posted by Donation Announcement, Upcoming Events 0 thoughts on “Thank you to Wells Fargo for being the presenting sponsor for 2019 Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat!”

    Wells Fargo was named the presenting sponsor for the 11th Annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat that took place Sunday, May 5th. The Bike Ride is Habitat’s largest fundraising special event honoring the late Spencer Martin, a long-time volunteer and board member for Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity.

    “Our Wells Fargo team was proud to get on their bikes and support Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity,” said Kevin Engelman, Community Bank district manager for Wells Fargo. “Our company is a long-time supporter of Habitat across this region. The work they do provides decent housing to deserving families and gives people a chance to actively participate in the growth of this community.”

    “The funds raised from our Bike event allow us to provide housing to families who otherwise would not have the opportunity for homeownership, said Karen Evans Kaufer, executive director of Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. We are delighted to have Wells Fargo partner with us in our mission to eliminate poverty housing.  Providing this support helps the entire community by improving neighborhoods one house at a time.”

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