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Mullen House Dedication

It was a great day for a dedication of the Mullen family’s home in Jackson Center. We wish Kara, and her family all the best in their new home.

Article:  http://www.sidneydailynews.com/news/81283/jackson-center-house-dedicated

Updates on the Jackson Center build

The following articles will bring you up-to-date on the build in Jackson Center, and provide some insight on the Habitat Homeowner Application process and Kara Mullen’s experience.


Habitat Jackson Center Build – Article 1

Habitat Jackson Center Build – Article 2

Habitat Jackson Center Build – Article 3

Mullen Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking takes place for the Habitat build in Jackson Center. JACKSON CENTER — “It’s officially started.” Those words were spoken by William Horstman, Habitat for Humanity of Miami & Shelby Counties executive director Sunday afternoon.

Article:   http://sidneydailynews.com/news/71184/dream-1-step-closer-to-reality

Housing Projects

Habitat to start housing projects in Jackson Center and Troy. Join us for the groundbreakings!

Article:  http://tdn-net.com/news/20373/habitat-to-start-housing-projects

ReStore OPEN

Habitat’s NEW ReStore is now OPEN.

Visit us at 1490 W. Main St., Troy, OH

ReStore Closed

The Habitat ReStore located at 150 E. Race St., Troy, OH has permanently closed as of May 27, 2016.

The NEW Habitat ReStore, located at 1490 W. Main St., Troy, OH will open approximately June 24, 2016.

Donations will continue to be received [Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm in rear of building] during this period at the 1490 W. Main St. location.

We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.

VOLUNTEERS are need to assist in the transition and can report directly to the new location, or call 937-332-3763. We are recruiting volunteers for project activities Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm through July 2nd.

“Live Generously”

“Live Generously” … the theme for the Thrivent sponsored Habitat repair project.


Troy, OH, April 5, 2016 – Habitat for Humanity announced today that Airstream, Inc., makers of the iconic silver-bullet travel trailers, is sponsoring a Habitat “Build” in Jackson Center, Ohio. Airstream will provide $80,000 in sponsorship funding for the build, which is scheduled to take place later this year.

In addition to providing financial support, Airstream will coordinate volunteer recruitment for the project and document the build with photography and video assets. Airstream will also provide public relations support and plan the groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies.

“Airstream feels it is important to support and give back to our local community where many of our associates live and raise their families,” said Bob Wheeler, president of Airstream. “We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Build’ in Jackson Center and hope this project will not be our last.”

People from Miami and Shelby County and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat has secured property for the “Build” in Jackson Center. Habitat is able to make homeownership affordable by offering mortgage loans with flexible terms and zero-interest or zero-equivalent, to low-to-moderate (LMI) families. Monthly payments are recycled back into the affiliate, which helps support the long-term sustainability of Habitat’s programs.

“We are excited about the opportunity to have Airstream and the Jackson Center community be a part of this first Shelby County Build since the affiliates consolidated in 2015,” said William Horstman, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, Ohio. “We hope to engage interested civic, religious and governmental parties in this endeavor.”

Habitat is looking for a seasoned construction site-supervisor and knowledgeable group of three to five volunteers to serve as the on-site construction project management team for the “Build.” This team will be assisted by Habitat’s construction committee. Contact the Habitat office directly (937-332-3763) to become a member of the Shelby County Construction Team.

Applications for housing are being accepted until June 1, 2016. The application form and cover letter are available at www.hfhmco.org.  Please, print, complete and submit to the Habitat office.

Airstream associates interested in applying for housing should contact their Human Resource department.

New Appointments & 50th Build

Welcome our newest Board member and AmeriCorps/VISTA volunteer.

We are also celebrating our 50th house build.  Join us for the dedication. 

See article: http://sidneydailynews.com/news/6202/habitat-for-humanity-adds-board-member-americorps-worker

Habitat ReStore Receives $20K Grant

The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant towards the Habitat ReStore Relocation “Capital Fund.”

Judy Thompson, the Foundation’s Executive Director, presented the check to ReStore Manager Sharon McGill, to assist in the current efforts to relocate the Habitat ReStore to a “new” 17,000 square foot facility.  “The VWK Foundation is pleased to support this effort.  It is one of the largest awards the Foundation has made to an organization outside of Montgomery County,” said Thompson.

Habitat Board Appoints 3

Habitat for Humanity of Miami & Shelby Counties, OH (HFHMSCO) is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members … Dr. Reece Nickol, Mr. John Schweser and Mr. Seth Heckaman.

Please join HFHMSCO in welcoming these three new board members who bring extensive experience and expertise to our Board.

Dr. Reece Nickol is a native of Ohio and is currently a resident of Piqua.  Married with four children and three grandchildren, Dr. Nickol received his education, post-graduate and medical school training in the Cincinnati-Dayton area, and retired from Miami County Surgeons/Upper Valley Professional Corporation in 2013.  In addition to his full time career, he has actively  volunteered in the community with such organizations as Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Habitat for Humanity; The Lehman High School Foundation Board, and recently was Chairman, Board of Directors of Upper Valley Medical Center.  He brings over fifteen years of dedicated volunteerism to the HFHMSCO board.

Mr. John Schweser has lived in Troy for the past 27 years; is married and has three grown children. His career path is in Management with Meijer stores, and he also brings a wealth of active community volunteerism to the board.  Mr. Schweser is a Troy Soccer Parent member; past Secretary and current Treasurer for the Martin Luther King Team; past member of the board of the Troy Historical Society and currently in his fourth term on the Troy City Council, 3rd Ward.  Also, the Troy Strawberry Festival has had the benefit of Mr. Schweser’s leadership abilities.

 Mr. Seth Heckaman serves as Sales Manager for Isaiah Industries, a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium, residential building products. He holds a BA in Organizational Management from Bluffton University, has volunteered with his local church and started a nonprofit to help raise awareness of human trafficking in the Miami Valley.  Seth currently resides in Piqua with his wife and child. 

“Serving on the board of a thriving non-profit like HFHMSCO requires dedication, time and a commitment to improving our community” said, Matthew Mottice, Board President.  “We are currently looking for additional board members that have a connection with Shelby County. Now that Shelby County is part of the affiliate’s geographic service area (GSA), we want a good balance of board members representing the entire GSA.”

Name Change Official

Habitat for Humanity of Miami County, Ohio, has officially changed its name to Habitat for Humanity of Miami & Shelby Counties, Ohio (HFHMSCO). The change was effective January 1, 2015.

Working quietly …

We are “working quietly” behind the scenes to broaden the reach of the Habitat mission. The following article captures the “major” businesses behind our strategic initiatives.

     Article:  http://shar.es/PMgdG

Become part of an organization which is making a difference! 

Habitat Expands its Service Area

Last fall the Board of Trustees for Habitat for Humanity of Miami County, OH (HFHMCO) approved to incorporate the assets of the dissolving Habitat affiliate in Shelby County.

Last December the mortgage service for five Shelby County Partner Families was completed, as was the title transfer for five vacant lots.  Currently we are processing the expansion of the Geographical Service Area (GSA) to include Shelby County.

Over the past months we have initiated the “relationship building” with the Shelby County Commissioners, City of Sidney, Sidney Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Regional Planning Commission, The Community Foundation of Shelby County, Shelby County Continuum of Care, and other nonprofit agencies and local businesses.  We invite other Shelby County organizations; businesses and nonprofit agencies to contact us to explore future relationships.

Meet the HFHMCO New Board Members Jim McGarry

Did you know that all three of our new board members also volunteer in other committees within our affiliate? In fact, they are all chairmen. Bart Denlinger is with our Construction Committee, Jim McGarry with Property Acquisition, and Matthew Mottice with Family Services. This week, meet Jim McGarry:

Jim McGarry is a University of Dayton Civil Engineering graduate.  In 2012, after 22 years as the Miami County Sanitary Engineer, he retired.   Jim is a member of the Troy Planning Commission, Troy Optimists, Troy Elks, Tipp STEAM Boosters, and a graduate of Leadership Troy.

Like all of our board members, Jim is very involved in the community and has helped with the Troy Strawberry Festival, Troy Basketball Parents Association, St. Patrick’s parish, and St Teresa’s parish.  In addition to Habitat, he is active in Troy Community Works, WACO Historical Airpark, Troy Main Street, Piqua Main Street, Lehman Science Fair, and several local businesses.

Jim is married to his wife Linda, a retired librarian from Troy Schools, and has lived in Troy since 1974.  They have two children, Christie and Patrick.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Troy Foundation
  • Duke Foundation
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Airstream
  • DP&L Foundation