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Habitat in the news provides all the latest happenings, community events, and monthly newsletters regarding Habit Berks.
January 2021 Community Builder
A blessed and joyous New Year to all our friends from all of us at Habitat for Humanity of Berks County! Let us all continue to be safe and remain healthy as we wait for days to be together again. This past year, I learned to expect and embrace change. I also saw even...
Habitat Berks Seeking Owners for New Homes
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County needs owners for new houses to be built in 2021. “We’ll be building four new homes on Miltimore Street beginning early next year,” said Eneida Powell, director of family services for the nonprofit. The organization builds and...
Habitat Berks ReStore Resumes Donation Pickups
The Habitat for Humanity of Berks County ReStore has resumed residential pickups which were halted in March due to the CoronaVirus restrictions. “We are glad to provide this service again to people who wish to donate their quality furniture and household goods and...
October 2020 Community Builder
It’s been a year of change for us all and at Habitat Berks we’ve seen changes in our home office, on West Buttonwood Street, and in our ReStore. At our home office, The Goggleworks remains closed for much of our working day, so visits need to be scheduled in advance....
July 2020 Community Builder
In mid-March, Habitat Berks announced the cancellation of the 5th Annual Birdhouse Challenge, the closure of the ReStore, and the cancellation of subsequent donation pick-ups. Construction was also temporarily suspended and our homeowner education programs shifted to...
Habitat Berks Forced to Stop Construction, Other Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County has two homes that are almost ready for new owners, but the coronavirus pandemic has put those plans on hold. Habitat Executive Director Timothy J. Daley said the organization has homes on West Buttonwood and West Greenwich streets...
Habitat Berks Celebrates New Funding for Buttonwood Gateway Project
It's been more than 20 years since plans were first devised to improve the Buttonwood Gateway in Reading. The venture, managed by Habitat for Humanity of Berks County and Delaware Valley Development Co., a private development firm, was supposed to address a need for...
Talent of Woodchucks Benefits Habitat Berks
Helping others can be contagious. And it has been for a group of talented Habitat for Humanity volunteers affectionately known as the Woodchucks. This group of men has put its woodworking skills and experience to great use by handcrafting items, which are sold at...
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