Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground

EUGENE, Ore. — Habitat for Humanity is breaking the ground on its 51st home in the Eugene-Springfield area. Albert Millard and his daughter will move into the home once construction is complete. Saturday morning around 50 people gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking. It included Millard’s family and friends and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. Anyone … Continue reading »

Junction City Habitat for Humanity Event

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Dozens gathered for a community event in Junction City Saturday to help raise money for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, as they prepare to build their 18th home. The owner of a new store in town has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for the last five years. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Build Conestoga Huts

EUGENE, Ore. — While student volunteers were cleaning at Willamette High School, others broke out the hammers and nails. AmeriCorps partnered with Community Supported Shelters and Habitat for Humanity to build tent structures and a Conestoga hut at Eugene Safe Spot as part of a MLK service project. On Monday, the homeless rest stop added … Continue reading »

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 50th Home

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a big milestone Saturday for a local non-profit. The Eugene-Springfield Habitat for Humanity dedicated the 50th home that they’ve built in the community. The home went to Chelsea Burglund, a single mother with two young children. Burglund has been working with Habitat for Humanity for the past two years. After … Continue reading »

Run to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Runners are gearing up for a half marathon in Corvallis this weekend to support a local nonprofit. The Benton Habitat for Humanity is hosting several runs at Crescent Valley High School on Sunday, and there are still spots open. There will also be a 10 k run/walk, 5k run/walk, and a fun … Continue reading »

Habitat For Humanity Groundbreaking

MONROE, Ore. — Habitat for Humanity held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony at a new home in Monroe Sunday. At the ceremony, the family moving into the home dug a ceremonial hole. It wasn’t a real groundbreaking because the foundation of the house was already poured. The family moving in said it can’t wait to own … Continue reading »

Charity Group Repairing Woman’s Home

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis woman will soon have a safe deck and a roof that no longer leaks, thanks to Benton County’s Habitat for Humanity. Margaret Cummins has fallen on her slippery deck several times and uses pots and pans to catch the rain that falls through the roof of her mobile home. But … Continue reading »

A Brush with Kindness Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Habitat for Humanity volunteers are used to building a home from the ground up, but the project called A Brush with Kindness is a little different. Instead of constructing full homes, volunteers make improvements to homes to help out the veteran, senior or disabled homeowner. Wednesday the nonprofit group got help from … Continue reading »

Habitat for Humanity Workshop

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will take the next step to build affordable and environmentally friendly homes in Springfield. Local design professionals are volunteering their expertise and participating in a workshop to help plan for a new low-income development. The group acquired the site last year, and plans to develop … Continue reading »

Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication

EUGENE, Ore. — A hard working single mother and her son got the keys to their brand new home in Santa Clara Sunday afternoon in front of a large crowd of community members. Autumn Wise and her son Dylan have been working with Habitat for Humanity for two years. Wise plugged in more than 500 … Continue reading »