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News-The Telegram- HCCC Softball Team Assists Habitat

Posted by herkimerhabitat on May 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (3)


By By Donna Thompson


Telegram Trends Editor


Posted May. 4, 2015 at 6:57 PM


Herkimer, N.Y.

ILION — Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity's project to rehabilitate the house at 131 S. Third Ave. received a boost from the Herkimer College women's softball team Saturday morning.


Team members and coaches removed bricks from the house in Ilion and cut brush and stacked it between the sidewalk a...

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A Home for our Partner Family

Posted by herkimerhabitat on February 25, 2015 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (6)

We've closed on the new house for our latest partner family! 131 S. Third Street in Ilion will soon be getting the rehab treatment from Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity! We'll be getting started soon! If you want to volunteer, keep your eyes peeled for news and updates about the builing schedule. Posts will be made here and on the face book page.

The Christine Mergenthaler Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

Posted by herkimerhabitat on January 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (20)

The Friends of Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity have established the Christine Mergenthaler Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Community to be awarded through the Herkimer County College Foundation. Christine served as Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity President for the past 12 years and recently passed away. She used her musical talents, extensive knowledge and kind spirit to help others less fortunate and was an example to all who were fortunate enough to know her.

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Herkimer County Habitat's New President

Posted by herkimerhabitat on September 23, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity has announced the election of Pat Miller as their new president.

She replaces Christine Mergenthaler, who recently died.

Miller has been an active member of Habitat since the first meeting in 1998. She has been a board member since 1999, served as treasurer for many years and also served as finance committee chairwoman.

Miller has been the senior financial aid assistant for the past 15 years at Herkimer College, where she assists students...

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Christine Mergenthaler

Posted by herkimerhabitat on August 18, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (5)

The members of the Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity Board are deeply saddened at the sudden passing of their president, Christine Merganthaler.

Christine served as president for 12 years while directing the affiliate in the building of several Habitat homes in the Mohawk Valley.  She was extremely dedicate...
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St. Onge Home Dedication

Posted by herkimerhabitat on June 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)


By Donna Thompson, Herkimer Telegram (June 7, 2013)

Clayville, N.Y. — Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity dedicated the newly completed St. Onge home

on Jerusalem Hill Road in the town of Litchfield Sunday afternoon.

The house has four bedrooms, one bathroom, a combination living room, dining room and kitchen and a

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Habitat Recieves Grant from the Community Foundation!

Posted by herkimerhabitat on October 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We have been awarded a grant for $19,637 from The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties and the Wesley & Marion Small Fund, Harry F. Dise Fund and the Faxton Street Home Fund.

The funds will be used to purchase tools and equipment for volunteers to use for various construction projects to provide simple, decent housing for low-income families who are willing to work with Habitat to build their own ho...

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