Frequently Asked Questions
 
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate?
Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact Sharon or Amy at 207-985-4850 or office@habitatyorkcounty.org.
 
2. What are the Race Options and Schedules?
The 2.5 mile walk will take place rain or shine:
2.5 Mile Walk from the First Baptist Church, 429 Main Street and proceed along the Mousam Trail, on city streets, to the Rail to the Trails and ends at 9 Kirk Street with a kick off ceremony for the build. 8:30 AM Registration, Walk to Raise the Roof in Springvale begins at 9:00 AM. See the course map for more information.
 
3. What Does Pledging to the Walk to Raise the Roof Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to assist in building an affordable home for a deserving family.
 
Habitat for Humanity of York County is dedicated to building critical affordable housing in York County for low-income families in need of safe, energy-efficient affordable housing.  All proceeds raised from the Walk to Raise the Roof in Wells will assist in funding Habitat’s Kirk Street Build in Springvale. Habitat builds affordable homes utilizing volunteer labor, donations of land, money and material, and the help of the Habitat homeowner.  Funds will assist with land development, procuring all materials and hiring the necessary licensed services to build the home (electrician, plumber, etc.).  
 
With your support, we can make a difference in our community and the lives of low-income families in York County.
 
We wish you all the success possible. Enjoy the walk… and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, our new Habitat partner family, and all the families in need of safe, decent, affordable housing in York County that need our help!
 
4. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the walker’s personalized page found on this website. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of walkers. 
 
5. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center, that explains the project the Walk to Raise the Roof in Springvale. You will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts! And, as many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
 
6. Who can participate in the Walk?
The Walk to Raise the Roof in Springvale is designed as a day of fun and fitness for the whole family. We hope to attract more than 100 walkers from York County and will be attended by family members and friends and supporters from the community who look forward to joining together to build a new home.
In addition to the Walk, a pancake supper will be held from 8:00 to 10:30.
 
7. Do You Walk Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can walk alone or create their own team of co-workers, family and friends to walk from the First Baptist Church on Main Street along city streets, the Mousam trail and on the Rail to Trails to the Kirk Street Build, 9 Kirk Street.
 
8. I have never participated in a walk.  Will I be able to finish the 3.9 or 3.6 mile Walk?
Absolutely! It might take a little training, but many of our participants are first-timer walkers. Whether you are a novice, signed up for our walk, or a serious athlete, we will be here to inspire you every step of the way. Your participation in this family friendly event will allow you to spend meaningful time together with family and friends, meet new friends, and assist Habitat build a new home in Springvale.  A volunteer will be there with water and snacks to direct walkers.
 
9. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Walk registration fees are not refundable.
 
10. Is parking available?
Parking will be available at First Baptist Church, 429 Main Street, Springvale.  Please allow sufficient time for parking and registration.
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