ReStore ReDesign Entries on Display

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Habitat for Humanity contest entries on display at Vienna ReStore COMMUNITY NEWS

OCT 11, 2018


Photo by Jeff Baughan Ben Bradley, Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley ReStore director, stands among some of the items at the Vienna location where the ReStore ReDesign contest is being held. Bradley said he has received a higher quality of entries than the first year in 2017.

VIENNA — The general public still has a week to cast its vote ... Read More

Haiti – Day 4 – March 16, 2018 – Farewell

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It’s hard to believe that the trip is over.  I’m writing this as I’m back in the USA—sitting comfortably in our son’s house in Charlotte.  Here are a few thoughts—I’m sure there will be more.

First of all, transportation is amazing.  I’m glad I didn’t have to drive anywhere while we were there.  As we sat comfortably on a bus, I had to choose not to be anxious about the situations the drivers were facing.  The ... Read More

Declutter with Habitat ReStore: A simple spring cleaning checklist

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More than 70 percent of Americans take part in some form of spring cleaning every year, according to the American Cleaning Institute. The benefits of this annual tradition are easy to see: a clean home is a healthier home. It also provides a great time to take stock of the things you need and those you don’t.

Though spring cleaning is often most associated with bleach and glass cleaner, scrubbing and dusting, many also use the ... Read More

Haiti – Day 3 – March 15, 2018 – Habitat Epicenter Work

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I need to start with a funny story from yesterday—I forgot to post it!!!  We’ve been traveling on a bus that seats around 20 people.  Yesterday morning as we were leaving the hotel (for our inaugural trip), all four of us that are representing US affiliates got on the bus.  All the Habitat Haiti people were in the driveway.  There was no driver on the bus, only a security guy in the very back.

All of ... Read More

Haiti – Day 2 – March 14, 2018 – Habitat Reimagined

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Today started with a quick stop at Haiti’s national office for Habitat—and the obligatory photo op.

After that we went to the project office for the Simon Pele neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.  While there, we had a presentation by Barth who explained to us how Habitat was stretching itself.  They have focused on access to housing, rather than only building housing.  Of course, after the devastating earthquake of 2010, there was so much work to be done ... Read More

Haiti – Day 1 – March 13, 2018 – Arrival

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Landing in Port-au-Prince was different than most landings I’ve experienced.  I usually pick an aisle seat, if at all possible—therefore, I don’t get much of a view out the plane window.  But I could still see a little of the area surrounding the airport.  Often, when flying into Atlanta or Charlotte or one of our major US cities, you see houses (some would call McMansions) on good-sized lots, sometimes with a pool in the backyard.  ... Read More

18th Annual Callihan Auction

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Join us for the 18th annual Paul L. Callihan Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity MOV!

We will enjoy dinner catered by Cowboy Concessions, featuring prime rib, chicken or vegetarian lasagna, cash bar, and both silent and live auctions. We plan to have about 150 auction items this year, with several unusual items you won’t be seeing at other events! It’s a fun, casual evening, with a goal of raising funds to assist ... Read More

Habitat MOV Dedicates 100th Home

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Reposted from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Photo by Brett Dunlap Habitat For Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicated its 100th house Sunday in Williamstown. Over 100 people attended the ceremony which presented the keys for the home to Ashley Sams and her son Jissai.

WILLIAMSTOWN — A Williamstown family will be moving into their new home, the 100th home built by Habitat For Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Over 100 people attended a dedication ceremony Sunday ... Read More


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Reposted from Woodcraft of Parkersburg April 12, 2017

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Flipping furniture for a cause was the theme behind the Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s unique new contest, where the winners were recently announced.

Entrants in the ReStore Re-Design contest, sponsored in part by Woodcraft, were required to purchase their original item from the ReStore. In addition, the entrants all received a $10 coupon from Woodcraft to help them get started on their transformation. BUT ... Read More

Make a tall planter box from pallet wood with these easy steps

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I love working with pallet wood.


Each pallet board is unique in character, and has a mysterious story of travels and escapades that I’ll never know. It’s fun to think that the parts to this planter box could have been anywhere in the world and transported anything from tools to furniture to books and so much more.

So enough about my romance with pallets, let’s dig into the DIY of making this ... Read More