Working with our many partners, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical organization that envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live.   

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Since 1989, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity has built decent, affordable homes with 37 low income families in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We build our homes with volunteer labor and donations of material, supplies, land, and services. At the onset of homebuilding, a family is selected and enters into a long term partnership with Pioneer Valley Habitat. Future homeowners contribute 250 hours of labor during the construction of their home alongside volunteers from the community. Upon completion, the home is sold to the family with an affordable mortgage. Habitat is a hand-up, not a hand-out: the organization has a perpetual legacy in that all mortgage funds received are reinvested to build more homes.  We are a housing organization helping to bring stability to families, bringing more stability into our neighborhoods and communities.

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Beyond the homeowners partnering with Habitat, thousands of community donors and volunteers are impacted by and have participated in the work of our local Habitat. Our construction volunteers receive on-site training ranging from basic building skills to high performance construction techniques. Volunteers are the heart, soul and muscle behind Habitat’s work. As they walk away from the construction sites, volunteers tell us that their lives have been transformed by helping build a Habitat home.

All are welcome.  Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.


Megan McDonough, Executive Director megan @


Amy Landry, Director of Resource Development amy @


Mariah Kurtz, Volunteer Coordinator

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LaVae Allard, Bookkeeper Lavae @

Board of Directors

Name Position Term Expiration
John Ebbets President 1st 9/30/2016
Reverend Janet Bush Vice President 2nd 9/30/2018
Paul McDonough Assistant Treasurer 2nd 9/30/2016
Steve Harrington Clerk 1st 9/30/2017
Keith Woodruff Assistant Clerk 1st 9/30/2017
Jane Andresen 1st 9/30/2018
Allie Brady 1st 9/30/2018
Marybeth Bridegam 2nd 9/30/2018
Jeff Hutchins 1st 9/30/2018
Tom Jones 1st 9/30/2018
Walt Kohler 2nd 9/30/2016
Libby McLarty 1st 9/30/2016
Anna Novey Cook 1st 9/30/2017
Tara Palkoski 1st 9/30/2018


  • Finance Committee: chair TBD
  • Family Selection Committee: Analee Wulfkuhle, Chair
  • Family Support Committee: Jane Andresen, Chair
  • Site Squad: Anna Novey Cook, Chair
  • Building Committee: Walt Kohler, Chair