Projects and Stories

Believing in the American Dream

Believing in the American Dream

Suhagi and Vashishtha Dave believe in the American Dream. Born in Queens, New York, Suhagi lived there only a year or two before her family moved to New Delhi, India. Her father worked for the United Nations, and, as the youngest of her siblings, she went around the...

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Habitat Volunteers Give a Helping Hand…

Habitat Volunteers Give a Helping Hand…

    To an organization used to helping others! Habitat for Humanity is pleased to have been able to give a hand up to another local organization who does excellent work in the community, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, General Heiser Club in Dumfries,...

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Minor Home Repairs in Manassas

Minor Home Repairs in Manassas

Habitat for Humanity will make minor home repairs at the Point of Woods home in Manassas where Marie Anderson has lived for twenty-one years. Marie is a giving soul, the type of person to offer help to a neighbor, friend, or person walking down the street. She has...

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Navy Veterans Roof Is In Severe Disrepair

Navy Veterans Roof Is In Severe Disrepair

Thomas Mersich served in the Navy from 1951 – 1955 as an Aviation Ordnanceman. Once discharged, he moved to New Jersey and worked for the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, building airplane cockpits and flight simulators. His varied career included a stint as a machinist...

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Habitat Volunteers Clean Up Parkway Pond

Habitat Volunteers Clean Up Parkway Pond

Habitat for Humanity volunteers gathered at the “Parkway Pond” on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The gathering wasn’t just for fun, though. The Pond was due for a serious cleanup. The Parkway Pond is part of the Neabsco Creek Watershed. It’s located on property owned...

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Ph.D. Candidates Make Community Impact

Ph.D. Candidates Make Community Impact

Ph.D. candidates studying at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government partnered with Habitat for Humanity Prince William County and the Prince William County Department of Public Works last weekend. The students are members of the Association...

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24-Year Irongate Resident Needs Home Preservation Services

24-Year Irongate Resident Needs Home Preservation Services

Doreathea “Dee” Vanterpool moved to her townhouse in the Irongate community in 1992. A quaint home facing the community pool, it is well-kept and Dee is content there. There’s a story behind every project. Dee’s story Dee retired from the Federal Government. She...

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Homeowner Preserves Home in Husband’s Memory

Homeowner Preserves Home in Husband’s Memory

LaVerne Leven-Berry worked in the carpet business her husband owned for 40 years. The business closed when her husband passed away in 2010 from lung cancer. LaVerne struggled to maintain what she had after the business closed. And, shortly after his death, LaVerne was...

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Water Main Break Causes Major Issues

Water Main Break Causes Major Issues

The water main from the street began to leak earlier this year at Emma Richardson’s Dale City home. Because of all the rain that fell this spring, she didn’t realize at first that the water pooling in front of her home was from a water leak until she got the water...

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Habitat Volunteers Protect Marumsco Creek

Habitat Volunteers Protect Marumsco Creek

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

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Third Annual Georgetown Village Cleanup

Third Annual Georgetown Village Cleanup

More than thirty people attended the “Make Georgetown Village Beautiful Day” in the Georgetown Village neighborhood in Woodbridge on Saturday, June 4. The annual cleanup is put on by the Georgetown Village Community Council, Inc. (GVCCI) and the community’s property...

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Volunteers Tackle Stream Bank Erosion

Volunteers Tackle Stream Bank Erosion

In partnership with the Prince William County Department of Public Works, Habitat for Humanity volunteers stabilized a stream bank in Nokesville on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Stream erosion can carry away irreplaceable soil, degrade the appearance of a community and...

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