Building on Faith-Team Work Great Success!!


Thank you to Thrivent Financial and Samaritas Community Center for a wonderful days of service on Saturday, September 29 and Saturday, October 13. On the 29th, we worked on the exterior of two homes by older adults who were in need of cleaning the outside of their properties, cutting back brush, trees and bushes. These families would’ve never applied for Home Repairs on their own. We are very blessed to have met them and to have begun some good work on their homes. The second day was the 29th where we primed and painted the inside of Samaritas Community Center to help spiff it up for those who already use the center and to help prepare it for future use next fall.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made both days a success.  The work only happens because you take an interest, give up your Saturday to bring about good in the world. We are grateful for you.



Thank you Priority Home Repair!!

Thank you Consumers Energy and MSHDA for funding Priority Home Repairs. 

Doug, who lives in Shiawassee County, received a new furnace and additional insulation in his attic from your generosity.

Both these things will not only keep him warmer in the winter, but will help him save money by reducing his monthly energy bills.

The State Bank: New Partner in Home Repair and Financial Services

The State Bank is a new partner to help low-income families access grant for home repairs through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. Thank you also for your generous donation to help us serve extremely low- to low-income families. We appreciate your support and commitment to helping households that would be unable to repair their homes without assistance. ‘

Thank you as well for volunteering in Thomas Township in person!!


Thrivent Repairs: Thank you for supporting Home Preservation!

Thank you Thrivent Financial and Thrivent Repairs for your support of Home Preservation projects! We are grateful for your willingness to serve and support of families who are unable to complete maintenance on their homes due to finances, disabilities or advanced age. Your support means the world to the homeowners and the neighbors as well. Not only does the homeowner’s house that gets painted and improved benefit, but the rest of the homes on the block also receive a benefit because it improves the look of the block as well. Homeowners who can normally not afford to make improvements on their homes, feel a weight lifted off their shoulders when they see that their homes look, decent, etc.

Priority Home Repair: supporting the most critical repairs of a home

Thank you to Consumers Energy Foundation and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for funding Priority Home Repairs through Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. Families whose income falls between 0-60% of the Area Median Income (please see chart below) can receive up to $5,000 for repairs to their home representing the highest priority needs which range from replacement of roof, furnace, water heater, exterior doors, ramp, electrical, plumbing, etc. 

Thank you for helping families with low and modest incomes make the repairs they need, so they can remain in their homes longer!

Frankenmuth Credit Union-Volunteer Sponsor 2018

Thank you Frankenmuth Credit Union, Volunteer Sponsor 2018!

We are grateful for your support of our work with low-income families. Thank you for your commitment to do good things in the community.  Your financial support helps us to provide for our volunteers year-round: volunteer insurance, t-shirts, hospitality, personal protection equipment, supplies and more. It takes a whole community to respond to the housing issues faced by lower-income families.  Thank you for being part of the solution!!

Building on Faith Events-Coming this Fall!

Building on Faith Month with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial is an opportunity for faith communities to serve our community.

Building on Faith Month is supported by Habitat International and Thrivent Member Network–Great Lakes Region. A Thrivent Member Network is a regional group of members committed to supporting The Thrivent Way. Members have access to resources to help create wise financial strategies and make the most of their time, talents and treasures.

To sign up please email

Please include the date you would like to volunteer with us.

September 29th – Winter Readiness Assistance Program for Seniors (WRAPS) Pilot—Help us pilot a new product for Habitat. Winter Readiness Assistance Program for low-income Seniors who can no longer complete or afford the cost of the tasks they need to get their homes ready for winter. A small team of volunteers will clean gutters, cut back bushes and prepare the home’s exterior for winter. Consumers Energy as a partner will complete work indoors such as tuning up the furnace, changing the furnace filter, testing combustible appliances for Carbon Monoxide leaks, and more. The project’s homebase for the registration and orientation will be held at the Samaritas Center on 3145 Russell St., Saginaw, MI 48601.

 October 13th – Samaritas Community Center—Help us get the community center ready for a charter school. Members from 15 faith communities (about 100-150 volunteers) will:

  • Paint the inside of Samaritas Community Center which consists of painting about 15 different rooms/sections of the building,

The project’s homebase for the registration and orientation will be held at the Samaritas Center on 3145 Russell St., Saginaw, MI 48601.


Thank you to Edward C. Levy, DBA ACE-Saginaw!!


ACE-Saginaw is an asphalt making company that decided to take a break from their everyday work to volunteer with Habitat. Thank you for helping to drywall a house that will become a family’s home. We are grateful to you for your support and willingness to share your time and a generous donation with us. Thank you as well for your flexibility. We had planned to work on the exterior of a house and it was pouring rain in the morning, so we moved to this lovely house that you see here to continue its rehab process.