Kildee Secures Federal Funding for 10 Mid-Michigan Community Projects

We would like to thank Congressman Dan Kildee for securing federal funding for 10 Mid-Michigan community projects, including Bay County Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build Program. This funding will allow us to undertake critical home repairs, including energy systems and roofs for Bay County Veteran Families. We can't wait to get to work!

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Habitat Brings Community Together for Local Veteran's Widow

When Tammy called Bay County Habitat for Humanity, she told us that her mother was having trouble getting to her doctor appointments and asked if we could help her with a ramp. Habitat staff met with her and her mother and as we talked with them we learned that Tammy's father served in the Air Force, her brother was in the Navy and her sister served in the Marines. After hearing about her family's sacrifices for our country, we knew we needed to help!

During our visit, Tammy also mentioned that there was a leak in their roof which turned out to be pretty major. So Habitat went to work.

Within a few weeks, Habitat Bay County had recruited help from the community: LiUNA Laborers Local 1098 would build the ramp and BZAK Roofing would complete the roof. The Home Depot Foundation stepped up to provide the materials and LiUNA 1098 and BZAK donated all the labor. Both groups were on-site for 2 solid days. On day one, Congressman Dan Kildee and his staff showed up to help out and Rep. Timmy Beson brought his grill to provide us all lunch.

A dedicated group of Dow volunteers worked with Habitat volunteer Kevin Light to finish up the project and Mrs. D no longer has to worry about getting to her doctor appointments or a leaky roof. It is truly amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together!

 

Habitat Helps Local Veteran and His Wife Rehab New Home

A Veteran of the U.S. Army, Brad has always been willing to lend a hand when someone needs it. However, in late fall 2021 he found himself needing a hand. He was notified that his landlord was selling the home he had been renting and he and his wife had just 6 weeks to relocate.

Being handy and resourceful and never backing down from a challenge, he soon found that the only homes he could afford were in need of extensive repairs. He contacted Habitat to see if we could help. So Operation We Care went to work and helped him with a new furnace, provided several new windows, kitchen cabinets, insulation and a new door.

Brad and his wife worked hard to perform the repairs on the home with the supplied materials. Now, because of their hard work and determination and with a hand from Habitat, they are living in their very own beautiful home. Of course, Brad reports that he still has a very long "Honey-Do" list!

 

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Seeking to put God's love into action, Bay County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

About Us

Founded in 1992, Bay County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.  Bay County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Contact Us

Address: 3460 S. Huron Rd
              Bay City, MI 48706

Phone: 989-895-0980
Email: info@habitatbaycounty.org

Hours: By appointment