Habitat For Humanity
Since the initial ground breaking in the summer of 2004, homes have been built in partnership with Kirtland Community College, M-Tech in Gaylord and Fairview High School.
Through volunteer labor, monetary and material donations, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of the selected homeowners. In addition a Habitat ReStore Outlet was opened in Fairview at 1558 N. Abbe Rd. The Restores are retail outlets where quality new, used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of regular prices. Proceeds from those sales help our local affiliate fund construction of additional Habitat houses within our community. Call (989) 848-2200 or email [email protected] for more information.
His Love Family Resources
“Promoting Thriving Families”
His Love Family Resources is a baby pantry and parenting resource center located at 203 S. Morenci in Mio and is open Monday 3-8 p.m. by appointment, 10-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those experiencing a planned or unplanned pregnancy (free pregnancy tests are available) and all parents are welcome. The baby pantry is stocked with diapers, children’s clothing (newborn – 5 toddler) as well as maternity clothing, gently used baby furniture and other things for infants and toddlers. There is no cost for the material resources or parenting classes but an “Earn While You Learn” program allows each participant to learn valuable parenting skills while “earning” the Mommy Money or Daddy Dough to use for pantry items. We welcome those who are court – ordered to take parenting classes to participate as well.
His Love Family Resources offers a parent group on every other Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:00. “Birth of a Family” will be meeting for seven weeks twice a year. This program is designed to help fathers, mothers and children live and grow together in one home. A club program for girls grade 2 – 8 is also available. Call the center at 826-5817 or email [email protected] for more information. Our website is hislovemio.org and you can find us on Facebook for more information & latest news letter.
The resource center is a 501 (c)(3)organization staffed primarily by volunteers and gladly accepts donations of baby and toddler clothing, baby furniture and baby items in good condition. They are always in need of diapers and wipes. Join us for our fundraiser walk the 1st Sunday in October. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, give us a call.
His Love Family Resources is a faith-based non-profit family resource center and baby pantry dedicated to preserving and affirming the sanctity of human life, and building strong families.
Lydia’s Gate officially opened it’s doors September 11, 2012 hosting nine guests in its first night! With many thanks to one particular guest, Larry, who packed plenty of handyman skills the home received many needed improvements! Built in 1928, and one of the earliest homes in Oscoda County – complete with carriage barns and horse stalls – there was much to be done in the way of tidying up! The original owner of the home was a window maker, so as expected Lydia’s Gate contains forty windows! No small task, window frames and jambs were painted and screens were created, thanks to generous donations and lots of our friend Larry’s time! Doors were refurbished, trim and flooring were polished, and the handicap ramp was installed, as well as a new dryer! So in this, Lydia’s Gate’s first newsletter WE CELEBRATE the opening of our doors and the many volunteers who made this possible, with a special ‘thank you!’ to our guest and friend Larry!
Ever wonder why we’re called “Lydia’s Gate?” See Acts 16:13-15
13 On the Sabbath we (Paul & Silas) went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
14 One of those listening was woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.
15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
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