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06Sep

Build a back to school DIY desk space with items from Habitat ReStore

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Back-to-school DIY desk space ideas for getting your kids’desks ready for homework: shop Habitat for Humanity ReStore for ready-to-use deals on desks and little treasures perfect for upcycling.

Even if your kids are doing most of their work on iPads or laptops, a desk and shelves–for paper, printer, art supp..

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06Sep

Dee Vanterpool moved to her Manassas townhouse in 1992. A quaint townhouse facing the community pool, it is well-kept and Dee is content there.

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Dorothea “Dee” Vanterpool

There’s a story behind every Habitat for Humanity project

Dee retired from the Federal Government where she had worked at the Pentagon in Logistics as a General Supply Specialist. Today she lives quietly, enjoying her church in Burke, Virginia, playing Solitaire, watching Ch..

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02Aug

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County celebrated its 16th Home Dedication with family partners, Tesfaye Abuye, and Wudasie Retta, on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the home that Habitat for Humanity recently rehabbed at 4602 Central Park Drive, Woodbridge. The Abuye-Retta family, including children Kidus, Haleluya and Levi, will purchase the home with an affordable, low-interest mortgage.

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Grant funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Prog..

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02Aug

Habitat volunteers from the Office of Naval Intelligence White Hats Association cleaned up stream banks at two locations along Marumsco Creek in Woodbridge, Virginia on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The project was organized by Habitat for Humanity Prince William County and the Prince William County Department of Public Work’s Environmental Services Division.

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Litter was removed from a drainage channel near Pinetree Drive, including a 55-gallon dr..

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19Jul

The United Way of the National Capital Area and a group of volunteers from Enterprise Car Rentals joined forces to help Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday, July 12.

The volunteers took down trees, picked up litter, painted and installed signs at the Hastings Center, the facility where the Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Manassas is located.

The United Way’s mission is aligned with Habitat for Humanity’s in that it strives to improve individuals ..

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12Jul

Habitat volunteers alongside our construction crew leader made big progress on the rehab of the Abuye-Retta family’s future home last week.

Family partner Tesfaye Abuye installs the new fridge and freezer doors.

Appliances donated by Whirlpool were the final pieces needed to complete work in the kitchen at Central Park Drive.

There was still some exterior work to do as well before the July 28th home dedication. Over this summer the seed sown in..

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12Jul

At its June meeting, officers were elected to lead the Habitat for Humanity Prince William County Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2017. Lawrence Hughes will serve as Chair. Mr. Hughes was the City Manager of the City of Manassas for many years and also was a former Deputy County Executive of Prince William County. During his tenure as City Manager, Hughes focused on community-level projects, economic development and financial management. He ..

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12Jul

Donors, volunteers and community leaders will celebrate Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s sixteenth home ownership project with a Home Dedication on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7 p.m.  Wudasie Retta and Tesfaye Abuye will purchase the home at 4602 Central Park Drive, Woodbridge, from Habitat for Humanity with an affordable mortgage and will make it home for themselves and their three children, Kidus, Haleluya and Levi, ages 9, 7 and ..

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14Jun

Last week, volunteers worked indoors and outdoors on the rehab on Central Park Drive in Woodbridge in partnership with family partners, Tesfaye Abuye and Wudasie Retta.

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Joyce Hudson, Habitat Volunteer, laid grout on the new floors in the bathroom on Thursday, June 9.

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While other volunteers dug a drainage ditch around the home and laid flexible drainage pipe to capture run-off from a neighboring downspout and direct it away from the home.

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07Jun

On Saturday, June 4, and for the third year, Habitat for Humanity Prince William County partnered with the Georgetown Village community for their annual cleanup day.

Georgetown Village is located off Route 1 in Woodbridge with 267 townhomes. The homeowner’s association provides dumpsters for the day so that residents can rid their yards and homes of unwanted items. Habitat for Humanity leads volunteers in projects that improve the public are..

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