Please join us for Habitat Jam 2013, a six-band extravaganza with music ranging from blue grass to jazzy blues to high-energy 80s rock with award-winning local brews and bbq. All proceeds will go to support home-building with Habitat for Humanity here in Rockbridge County. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the gate. Kids 5-12 are $10; kids under five are free.
Saturday, May 18th, 3-10 p.m.
Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington
Above: Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Timber Frame Project, including the Timber Framers Guild, VMI, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Fanshawe College, Grigg and Cindy Mullen, Spencer Home Center, Steve Sweet, Charles W. Barger & Son, Tom Beebe Construction, Blue Ridge Lumber, Brownsburg Ruritan, Conrock, Jack Higgins Jr., Mike and Martha Fauber, and numerous other volunteers! This pavilion makes a beautiful addition to the Greenhouse Village Community.
Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHfH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.
Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out. It provides housing solutions to low-income families and works in partnership with people in need to build safe, decent, affordable housing and make critical repairs to existing housing.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide the bulk of the money and materials to build houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor, "sweat equity," into the building of their own homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments are recycled and used to build homes for future families.
While Making a Difference in Our Community?
Rockbridge Habitat has been selected by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services to participate in the Neighborhood Assistance Program, which provides substantial tax credits to individuals, trusts, and businesses that contribute to Habitat. Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity has $20,000 worth of tax credits for 2012-2013. These 65% tax credits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Here’s how it works:
Individual contributions of at least $500 are eligible, or trust/business contributions of at least $616 may be eligible. You can use these tax credits to offset your state tax liabilities, and you are still eligible for any federal tax deductions accruing from your contribution.
The process is very easy! Make out a check to Rockbridge Habitat, writing “tax credit” in the memo line. Habitat will acknowledge your donation with a letter and a simple form for you to fill out and return to the Habitat Office. You will receive a tax credit voucher directly from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Want More Information?
Questions about tax credits and donating to Rockbridge Habitat? Call Emily King, Director of Marketing and Development at (540) 463-3770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.