Celebrating 30 Years!

MacHabitat is celebrating 30 years of bringing people together to build homes, community, and hope in the McMinnville area.

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 with the help of dedicated volunteers, charitable local businesses, and generous donors.

Much has changed in the last 30 years!  64 homes have been built in McMinnville, Amity, Lafayette, Sheridan, and Willamina.  For most of these 64 families, the cycle of poverty has been broken as they have invested in their homes and communities while improving educational and health outcomes.

Check back often for opportunities to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Give $30 for our 30th Year! (one-time or monthly)
Click Here to be Featured in our 30th Anniversary Promotion!

We’re Building a Home!
In celebration of our 30th year, we are inviting YOU to celebrate with
us by building a home as a community for a local family!

30 Partners
$3,000 minimum buy-in
Help us build a home, community, and hope!

Several ways to Partner!

  • One time donation of $3,000
  • Monthly donations of $250 for 12 months
  • Employee giving campaign with company match
  • Direct to consumer programs
  • Round-up campaign
  • Personalized sponsorship packages available

Partnership Includes:

  • Logo featured on MacHabitat website as a Build Partner
  • Short partner video to be featured on website, social media, and at the ReStore
  • Signage at Build site listing all Partners
  • Team Builder experience for up to 8 participants, including 30th Build t-shirt for each player
  • Help house a local family!

Send an email to emilygrace@machabitat.org for more details!