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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.


The scholarship will be awarded to a Herkimer County resident attending Herkimer County Community College in their second year and who have demonstrated significant community service.

Anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship can send donations to:


Christine Mergenthaler Memorial Scholarship

Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity   

PO Box 148

Herkimer, NY 13350


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 homes. Click here to read the full article in the Evening Telegram.