Amherst, Community Celebrate Completion of Habitat for Humanity Initiative

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/1/2013, at 5:59 PM

Watch a slideshow with photographs from the Amherst-Habitat Initiative celebration.

By William Sweet

For Amherst College, the recent completion a five-year Habitat For Humanity construction project on Stanley Street means a job well done. For Ashlee Cancio-Bello, it means coming home, and a little something more.

“Habitat is like love in action,” said Cancio-Bello, who now lives in one of the houses that the college helped make a reality.

Third Amherst Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication Slated for May 8

April 22, 2010                                               

AMHERST, Mass. – AmherstCollege and the PioneerValley chapter of Habitat for Humanity will together celebrate the completion of a third home in Amherst with a day of events on Saturday, May 8.

WWLP-TV: Students help build a home in Amherst

The college’s Habitat for Humanity chapter was the focus of this feel-good feature.

Open House

By Eric Goldscheider Inside Kathy Perry’s new Amherst home, dismantled bookcases and stacks of boxes trace a thin trail from the front door to a dining room table piled high with papers. The freshly completed Habitat for Humanity house, built on a slice of land donated by the college, is a scene of blissful chaos.

“24 at 24”—Amherst College Students, Faculty and Staff Will Hold 24-Hour Build Party Sept. 7-8 at Habitat for Humanity Homes

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
September 6, 2007Contact: Stacey SchmeidelDirector of Public Affairs413/542-2321

Amherst College to Provide Land and Labor for Four New Homes to Habitat for Humanity

October 6, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Habitat for Humanity “Homebuilding 101” at Amherst College in January

December 21, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Walls Going Up at First Habitat for Humanity Home at Amherst College Saturday, Sept. 16

September 14, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The wall will be raised for the first of four new homes for low-income residents of the town of Amherst being built by Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity and Amherst College at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 24 Stanley St., in Amherst. Kathryn Perry and her daughter, Rachel, the first partner family chosen to live in one of the homes, will be introduced at the wall-raising, which will also feature brief remarks.

Amherst College Football Team Huddles for Habitat for Humanity

January 22, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Members of the Amherst College football team are putting their shoulders into a different kind of workout this week: building a Habitat for Humanity home. The student athletes and their coaches will be spending their days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., working at the Stanley Street site this week.