December 29, 2016 | By  | News

  Thank you to everyone who attended our street dedication party in October! It was a wonderful day complete with a ribbon cutting on our new street and speeches from our founder, Bernie Turner, and one of our past Executive Directors, Marianne Mills. The McMinnville American Legion Post provided a color guard to kick off the march down the street followed by the McMinnville High School dance team. The festive celebrations ended back at the legion post with cookies and music from the Yamhillbillies. Turner Way is slated for completion in early 2017. We would like to say a very special Thank You to our event sponsors, Washington Roofing and Gormley Plumbing and Mechanical for h

September 30, 2016 | By  | News

You’re invited to our Street Dedication Party! Join us on Sunday, October 23rd from 2pm-4pm as we dedicate Turner Way in our newly developed Aspire Community. Celebrate with us as we thank our founders and honor 25 years of volunteers and supporters! Featuring the Yamhillbillies

September 30, 2016 | By  | News

Message from our new Executive Director, Mary Stern! It’s hard to believe that three months have gone by since I took the helm at MacHabitat.  It has truly been a whirlwind!  So much has happened in only a short amount of time.  I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful organization, that has been building homes, community, and hope for 25 years. Shortly after I started, Traci Spurgeon and her three beautiful children moved into their new home at the Aspire development.  And by the end of the year, this wonderful family should have new neighbors in two adjacent homes.  Seeing the joy on the faces of our partner families has convinced me that I am doing the work I was meant to do.  It’s why our volunteers, donors, and business par

September 30, 2016 | By  | News

Lessons of success from the Bend ReStore At MacHabitat we never stop learning! We attend quarterly networking meetings and our annual, statewide conference. We also try to get to the international conference in Georgia that happens every two years as well. Closer to home, we also take field trips, and such was the case this past August. Six staff members visited the Bend ReStore to learn the details of their successful operation, and we learned a lot. One of the challenges facing any ReStore is processing what often seems a torrent of donations. Don’t get me wrong; we always want more. But it can be a little overwhelming when there is a line of cars, trucks, and trailers, bristling with everything from a refrigerator to a se

September 30, 2016 | By  | News

Such a Fine Fellow! Meet Sam Fields Sam Fields is the newest member of our MacHabitat team. Sam comes to us as an Encore Fellow a program that matches newly retired professionals interested in community service with non-profit organizations for a 1,000 hour assignment. The Encore Fellow’s goal is to build capacity of the host agency by using professional skills. Sam will be using his vast experience with Lean Concepts and project management to help us streamline and improve the processes used at the ReStore in receiving and selling donated goods. Sam is a resident of Dayton. He proudly served twenty years in the United States Navy Submarine Service. He spent most of his time serving the country stationed on the East Coast

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