End of the Road
Sadly after nearly 20 years of service to our community Habitat Marshall must announce we are ceasing operations at the end of this year Dec 31st, 2017.
End of the Road full article at the News Messenger
“It’s a tough decision,” said Mark Maden, who has served as Marshall Habitat’s board president since its inception in 2001, “and it was a tough decision for all of the board to make and not one that we took lightly.”
In 16 years, Habitat for Humanity built 13 homes in Marshall – with homeowners who put in more than 300 hours of “sweat equity” – and was preparing to build a home for a waiting homeowner. In a statement, Longview Habitat Executive Director LaJuan Hollis said her group has agreed to build that 14th Marshall home.
As part of the agreement with Longview Habitat, all of Marshall’s existing home loans will be transferred and serviced by Longview, Maden said. Dissolution of Marshall Habitat for Humanity should be completed by Dec. 31, though Longview’s timetable for constructing the 14th home has not been determined.
Thank you for the memories and your service and friendship!
CALLING ALL RUNNERS/WALKERS:The 6th annual FCA Hustle for Hope 5K and 10K is Saturday, Nov. 5th at 9:00 Start & finish will be at the softball fields behind the middle school. This years beneficiary is HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – MARSHALL, TX. We’ve added GIANT Jenga sets for more family fun and a “Trail of Attributes of the One True God” for a positive & encouraging course. If you would like to participate, you may register on-line at www.active.com. This fund raiser is sponsored by the fantastic folks with the Waskom ISD.
Prior year donations:
2011 – Autism Society – $1492.40
2012 – Wounded Warrior Project – $1385.23
2013 – Boys & Girls Club of the Big Pines, Waskom – $1073.23
2014 – Ronald McDonald House Charities – $1939.47
2015 – Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies – $1661.22
2016 – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – MARSHALL, TX. – ?????
Habitat for Humanity of the Marshall Area will hold it’s monthly Board of Directors meeting this Monday (Oct. 17th) at 6 pm at Summit United Methodist Church. The church is located on US 59 North next to Wal-Mart. If you thought about volunteering but are not able to do any physical volunteering, here is the perfect opportunity to help needy families attain the dream of home ownership.
TASK #1: Final cleaning & walk through before dedication. We are looking for 4 to 5 volunteers with a keen eye for detail for some last minute touch up & clean up of the interior of the house.
TASK #2: Yard clean up. Looking for 4 to 5 volunteers to assist a couple of our regulars with the final clean up of the yard before dedication. Gloves, rakes, etc. would be a tremendous help.
Start time is 8 am @ 907 Summit St.
Your Volunteer Coordinator
We have only 2 more volunteer days left before the Dedication Ceremony. This Saturday we have 3 tasks that need to be completed to keep us on schedule.
TASK #1: Touch up painting throughout the house. We have the paint & brushes. All we need is a few volunteers with a good eye for detail.
TASK #2: Clean windows, tub/shower, sinks & install window screens. We will have the cleaners needed for this task.
TASK #3: Goss Construction has dropped a load of dirt that needs to be spread throughout the yard to fill holes. Wheelbarrow, shovel, rake & gloves are needed.
Start time is 8 am beginning with the opening prayer.
Your Volunteer Coordinator
The Board of Directors invites you to the Dedication Ceremony & Open House for Habitat House #13. The ceremony will be held on the grounds of the completed house which is located at 907 Summit St., behind Lion’s Park which is on Poplar St – behind Wal-Mart.
The time & date is 3 pm on Sunday, Aug. 14th. You will have the opportunity to be a part of the dedication, ask questions to our board of directors and construction crew. We also hope to have some of our sub-contractors present so you may ask any questions you may have.
We are looking for 4 – 5 volunteers to begin the cleanup inside the house. Dust mops & dust rags are needed for this task. We may also clean windows if we have enough volunteers.
Task #2: A small crew will start at 6:30 am to install the chain-link fencing & gates. There may be more tasks to be done, but we won’t know until later in the week. If everything falls into place we will post an updated volunteer schedule.
Normal start time: 8 am.
Location: 907 Summit St.
Your Volunteer Coordinator.