Celebrating 30 Years!

MacHabitat is celebrating more than 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!  68 homes have been built in McMinnville, Amity, Lafayette, Sheridan, and Willamina.  For most of these 68 families, the cycle of poverty has been broken as they have invested in their homes and communities while improving educational and health outcomes.

Partners for our 30th Anniversary Build!

MacHabitat deeply appreciates these community partners who helped us bring people together to build homes, community, and hope!

Bernards, CPA
Embold Credit Union
Patricia Eucken
Sharon Garrels
First Federal
Haworth Construction
HomeGoods – McMinnville

Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
McMenamins Hotel Oregon
Oregon REALTORS/Yamhill County Association of REALTORS
Wells Fargo
Yamhill Community Care

Meet a few of the partners who made this build possible! Click the buttons below for videos telling the story of these valued partnerships.

We’re Building a Home for the Pacheco Family!
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!

Meet the Pacheco Family!

In honor of 30 years of bringing people together to build homes, community, and hope – we are asking our community to help build the next MacHabitat home for the Pacheco Family!

In the Pacheco’s apartment, the stove only has 2 working burners – and they turn on sporadically by themselves. The upstairs smoke alarms don’t work. The dishwasher and oven don’t work. There are gobs of caulking on the windows. A pipe burst in the downstairs closet, which left a hole in ceiling. The walls are moist, and the floors are soft. Parents Marco and Ma de Jesus sleep on air mattress in living rooms, while their newborn grandson already has allergies, which the doctor said may be due to excessive mold in the apartment. Marco and Ma de Jesus long for a better living environment for their grandson.

“We need a house because we need more rooms, and we cannot afford to pay more rent. The windows have little holes on the corners. Our walls have mold and we have notified the apartments, but they don’t do anything about it..”

Please help us provide and safe, decent, and affordable home for the Pacheco Family!