From the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Facebook page (3/1/21):
On March 1, 2009, Putnam County Habitat for Humanity was officially approved as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. In the first 12 years we have built 11 new homes, done one complete home rehab project, repaired 30 homes through our Critical Home Repair program and, through our tithe to HFHI, we have funded 12 homes in third world countries. Another new build is scheduled in Columbus Grove this year.
Here is just one of our success stories. In 2018 we did a roof replacement project in rural Miller City. The homeowner is a single grandmother raising her three grandchildren after her daughter passed away. She was paying back 60% of the cost of the repair when she got a grant through Job and Family Services to pay off her loan. She then reapplied to us for the siding repair. We were able to partner her with West Ohio Community Action Partners in Lima to evaluate the home for lead and asbestos. Since lead was found, she is getting all new windows, new siding and the flooring on the second floor replaced totally free. Just one of our many partnerships that has paid off for a family in need.
Thank you to all our donors, volunteers, partners and committee and board members over the last 12 years to continue the blessings that PC HFH is to many Putnam County families. Every Habitat for Humanity project is an act of faith, a miracle brought to life by the hearts and hands of those who believe that families deserve a chance to have a simple, decent, affordable and healthy place to live.