Celebrating 30 Years

We’re Telling more than 30 Years of Stories!

In celebration of our 30th year, we are talking to those who have helped make it happen. Listen, watch, or read our MacHabitat stories!

Meet our 2024 Homeowner Partners!

A word from Katie Curry, Current Executive Director

This is the very first home MacHabitat ever built! Our story starts when Bernie Turner and a few of his friends (Verne Cooperrider, Joyce Palmer, Margie Taylor, and Mark Trumbo) decided to start a chapter of Habitat for Humanity in McMinnville. Bernie had recently retired as the pastor at First Baptist Church and was motivated by hearing former president Jimmy Carter speak about his volunteer work with Habitat.  He became passionate about providing homeownership opportunities to low-income families in the community. With Roz at his side, Bernie and friends built MacHabitat’s first home in McMinnville in 1991 for the Sanchez Family with the help of dedicated volunteers, charitable local businesses, and generous donors. This life-changing home was the start of something beautiful – not just for the Sanchezes, but by giving a newfound sense of purpose to the whole community.