Ex-Burmese refugees helping to build their own house in Lowell with Habitat for Humanity

July 19, 2018: From raising their children in a refugee camp in Thailand to soon becoming homeowners in the Acre, it’s been a long road for Zaw Aung and Hel Pho. The couple fled Burma — now known as Myanmar — in the mid-1990s amid the long-running civil war resulting from a series of ethnic conflicts. They found themselves in Lowell six years ago thanks to a refugee resettlement program through the United Nations. Now, they’re working with Habitat...

Posted By Category: NewsPost Date: August 14, 2018

The Youngest Philanthropists

June 13, 2018. Lowell Sun – “No matter how old you are, you can make a difference.” Those words, spoken by fifth-grader Sarah Cunniffe, form the central philosophy Cunniffe and seven of her classmates embody in their work to support their community. As the group Westford Girls for a Better Tomorrow, they have organized two different events to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, hoping to give others a chance to live comfortably. Read more:

Posted By Category: NewsPost Date: June 13, 2018

Tuesday Crew Wins NPA Award.

On April 26 2017 the Tuesday Crew of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Non-Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell. Read more about this award in the “Meet our Volunteers” page.

Posted By Category: NewsPost Date: April 26, 2017

Lowell offers busy slate for Habitat for Humanity crews

January 26,2017 Lowell Sun – Habitat for Humanity is in talks with the city on plans for a new home and small park in the Acre, and separately plans a new home-building project in Lower Belvidere. Habitat for Humanity already has built eight homes in the Acre and has half the funding it needs for two more, said Brenda Gould, the agency’s executive director. It is also working to find land for a park for toddlers and seniors. Read More

Posted By Category: NewsPost Date: January 26, 2017

US EPA Awards HFHGL 2017 Energy Star Certified Homes Partner

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thanks Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell for its outstanding commitment to energy-efficient new homes and for contributing 4 Energy Star certified home in 2016.  Energy Star Certified Home Partner 2017 certificate

Posted By Category: NewsPost Date: January 5, 2017