Lamoille County Habitat for Humanity
Green Mountain Chapter
P.O. Box 1306, Morrisville, VT 05661
Phone:  802 872-8726

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser a success

It was a bluebird day with the sun shining brightly on the parking lot of Moog’s Place where emcee Gary Wade announced a long list of bands and Ralph Eames, sound tech, made sure the music playing was heard loud and clear by attendees at the 5th Annual Hammer Jam, which raises money for Habitat for Humanity’s second house build in Morrisville.

People filed through the gates throughout the day to hear some of the best local bands in Lamoille County, to show their love of music and to give their time for a great cause.

Attendees enjoyed face painting, pizza, ice cream, food and drink, and a live auction. T-shirts with the Hammer Jam logo were sold, along with raffle tickets for great prizes donated by many businesses throughout the county.

The event raised about $5,000 and the new house will be built on corner of Maple and Olive Street in Morrisville.


A great big Thank You to all who made it happen.

Sponsors

Donald Blake Jr Inc.
Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley
Extreme Collision Center
Guy's Farm & Yard
Great Blue Heron Studio Architects
Lost Nation Brewery
Marckres, Norder and Company, Inc.
Moog's Place
Sterling Home Inspections
Xpress


Auctioneers

David Whitcomb
Gary Wright
  (and for providing the trailer for outdoor stage)


Auction Donations

Smuggler's Notch
Chuck's Bikes
Vianor Tires
Stowe Soaring
Stowe Mt. Lodge
Dale Touchette
Jay Peak Water Park
Bob Malbon
Virginia and Jen
Green Mt. Cross Fit
Johnson Farm & Garden
Keith The Metal Artist
Moog's and Bijou Theater


Raffle Donations

Boyden's Winery
Bournes’ Garage on Foundry Street
Deb’'s Place
Dr. Charkalis
Elmore Mt. Farm
High Mowing Seeds
Leo's Small Engine
The Literary
Bob Malbon
Peck's Flower Shop
Jose Zirena

Bands

Abby Sherman
Seth Yac's Brass Tax Band
Bordello
Eames Brothers Band
Mud City Ramblers
Blue Fox
Gold Tooth Gator
Django Koeni Saulo
Lefty Younger & His Blues Crew
John Lackard Blues Band
Eruption
Gary Wade
Tim Brick
John Paul Arenas
Curtis Evans Kyle
Christine Malcolm
Bob Bushell
Val Davis
Allen Church
Kurt Maher
George Agnew
Mark Legrand
Troy Millette
Josh Wilson
Dirt Circle
Cal Stanton
Mark Patenaude, Jr.
Wes Hamilton
Dave Langevin & Mike Drury
Blackwolf
Lesley Grant
Funk Shui
Soulstice
Superstash Bros
Not Quite Dead
Greenbush
Radmillo Trio
Brevity Thing
Marty Project
Dale, Darcy & Bob
Jess McCoy

Also, Thank You to Tom Moog and employees, Ralph Eames, Sound Tech, Marlena for poster and tee shirt design, Catalyst Design for tee shirt printing, Morrisville Water and Light for hanging the Banner, Dave Couch for banner changes, John Duffy for the stage canopy, and to all the volunteers who helped set up and take down staging, etc.
If we have forgotten anyone, our most sincere apologies.




New Habitat House

Our 2018 Home

This three-bedroom, 1 ½ Bathroom, 1200 Ft2 house will also have a full basement for storage and be Certified Passive, 5 Star energy efficient. The design ensures that the home has a very low carbon footprint and requires minimal heating costs and maintenance.

While Habitat most commonly builds ranch style houses, this two-story home will be built on a 4000 ft2 lot consistent in design with other homes in this family friendly neighborhood.

Habitat for Humanity screens potential owners to ensure their ability and willingness to take on the responsibility for a mortgage and home ownership. They are required to contribute at least 400 hours of work to help build the house. Habitat for Humanity will hold the 0% mortgage and the proceeds from payments go back into building additional homes.

Habitat home owners must meet three criteria:

The home will be built relying primarily on donated labor, local donations and materials purchased from our local community. Lamoille Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and all financial donations and donations of materials are tax exempt.

How you can help:

Lamoille Habitat for Humanity has several open Board/Committee positions available.

If you would like to use your professional skills to help your community, we would love to hear from you.

Open positions include:

Treasurer - Duties Include but are not limited to: bank account maintenance, financial transaction oversight, budgeting, and report generation.

Family Selection Committee - We are looking for a Chair as well as 1-2 other committee members. The Family Selection Committee works to carry out the board's vision by defining for the community the population in need of decent, affordable housing, and by developing processes and policies for selecting those in greatest need. Once the application process has been approved, this group will work with families who have applied, making sure that the applicant families meet the established criteria. The Family Selection Committee finds joy in making homeownership, a seemingly impossible dream for many applicant families, a reality.

Building Committee - We are looking for a chair as well as 2-3 people for this committee. The Building Committee works to define the type of construction that best fits the needs of the local community and Habitat's goals. The committee proposes guidelines to the Board for the type of construction work that the affiliate will do, dealing specifically with the house design criteria, materials, plans, energy-efficiency and cost estimates. In addition, the chair will oversee the construction process by delegating work to contractors and overseeing volunteers.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact lamoillehabitat@gmail.com


Maddie and Shelby