Habitat Westside in process of completing latest Los Banos home

October 31, 2014

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently received a donation that will help it fix the roof of a home that’s fallen into disrepair.

In late August, Habitat Westside received a $7,000 donation from the Los Banos branch of Bank of America. The money will go toward roofing an M Street home the nonprofit organization purchased earlier this year.

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Hello, lights: Habitat awaits action that'll permit store to open

March 11, 2013
Let there be light... and a restroom.

That has been Habitat Westside's goal for the past 19 months as the group strove to turn its warehouse garage sale, held for four hours on Saturdays, into a full-fledged secondhand store.

The local Habitat for Humanity opened a ReStore to support its charitable work in August of 2011, but there was a problem. The building inspector would not allow the store, at 110 G St., to open without electricity and a restroom. Instead a compromise was reached, the cit...


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Ned Ryan of Habitat For Humanity Westside gives a presentation to the Los Banos Rotary Club

September 11, 2012

Story by Charles Guest
The future is looking little bit brighter for a couple of families in Los Banos. Two Saturday's ago, a contingent of dedicated volunteers wielded hammers, sanders, weed-whackers, and chisels as they descended on two Los Banos houses that are being renovated by the Westside chapter of Habitat For Humanity.

Ned Ryan spoke about the Habitat for Humanity project at a Los Banos Rotary Club meeting in late December. Ryan is one of the main coordinators for the Westside Hab...


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Thrifty makeover: Store turned home gets energy-saving upgrades thanks to Habitat, PG&E

September 11, 2012

Ignacio and Maria Campos moved into their South Dos Palos home about three decades ago, and from the beginning the former secondhand store needed some work.

The Camposes, both 59, raised their six children in the home and are doing the same with two of their grandchildren.

"It's a major blessing to have these people come into my home, these people volunteering -- giving their time," Maria Campos said in Spanish. "I hope this is the start of my family helping other families."

Habitat for H...


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Ashlee Williams: Come to the Habitat booth for your fireworks

September 11, 2012

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Westside, Merced County, I would like to thank all those volunteers who have helped us finish the last of 12 homes funded through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

Thanks to volunteers from Bank of America, we were able to finish our house at 436 N. Santa Venetia in record time. They helped with interior and exterior painting, fence demolition and repair. Read more


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Home where Habitat for Humanity's heart is

November 8, 2010

Nonprofit organization, volunteers help local couple realize dream

Friday, Aug. 06, 2010

Lily Guerrero, 10, attended a party on July 24 -- The Habitat for Humanity painting party.

Lily, whose own family benefitted from the Habitat for Humanity program several years ago, was all smiles as she rolled purple paint onto a wall in one of the bedrooms.

Lily and her co-worker, 10-year-old Amber Badillo, were just two of approximately 12 ...


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Habitat for Humanity group is busy Nine homes bought through program

June 17, 2010

Friday, May. 21, 2010

Members of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity last week spoke to the Community Resource Council about their organization's latest endeavor.

Sandy Lemas and Bob Hart of Habitat Westside on May 12 told the CRC about the progress the group is making in buying and renovating homes for people on the lower end of the economic scale. Habitat was given $1 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding by the city to help get some of the foreclosed homes in Los ...
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