Habitat For Humanity
Habitat provides decent, affordable housing with the help of the homeowner (partner) families and volunteers. It is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat is not a give-away program. In addition to a downpaymet and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds ofhours of their own labor -- sweat equity-- into building their Habitat home and the homes of others. Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate's family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses. If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, contact Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity at www.mvhabitat.org.
Volunteer Opportunities: Habitat is always in need of volunteers to help with ome builds, special events, operations at ReStore and help in the office. Contact Habitat at 419-382-1964 or visit www.mvhabitat.org.
St. Pats/OLPH Blood Drive
This joint parish project provides units of blood to the American Red Cross for emergency situations at area hospitals. There are approximately 125 units donated to the Red Cross each year by participants in this drive! To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh between 110 and 350 pounds, be in good general health, and not have donated whole blood in the past 56 days.
We have a blood drive 2 times a year - in August and January. If you'd like to donate blood at any other time, please contact the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
Volunteer Opportunities: In addition to giving blood, we have many volunteer opportunities in order to allow us to continue helping the American Red Cross. We always have a need for people to be greeters, work at the sign in tables, and appointment phone confirmations. And we also need registered nurses to assist the Red Cross employees.
For more information, please contact Marty Murray at 419-893-0239