Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Habitat Honors Volunteers and Community Partners at Annual Event!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County held its twelfth annual volunteer and community partner recognition event on Thursday night at the historic Startup Building in Provo. The old fashioned, sweet themed event included a delicious picnic meal by Landmark Catering, sweets, music, and fun favors. Business partners, supporters, and community volunteers, including Kenny Seng Construction, JP Cooling and Heating, LKL Associates, Joe Tanner, Grant Sumsion, Utah Valley Interfaith Association, Americas Barter Exchange, Mark Ishii, Katie Jones, Western Metals Recycling, Alpine Transition and Education Center (ATEC), RedHed Tools, Utah County Sheriff's Work Diversion, Xactware, and Chuck Irwin, were honored for their outstanding service efforts over the past year. We truly appreciate all our volunteers and partners and what they do to make life “sweeter” for our Habitat families.


Goodbye Craig!

Our Assistant Construction Manager, Craig Karren, quietly retired last week after working for Habitat for over 12 years. He did let us take him out to a goodbye lunch at Sizzler on Thursday afternoon. He has been a wonderful asset to our organization and a great friend to our build volunteers. It will definitely not be the same on the build site without Craig and his vocabulary! We are all sad, will miss him very much, and wish him well a well deserved, fish filled retirement!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Booth Kind of Weekend!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County had the double opportunity to promote its programs at two events this past weekend. Habitat was given a free space at the Home and Garden Expo at the Utah Valley University UCCU Center (thank you Bennett Communications) where staff promoted the upcoming Women Build, the ReStores, and our critical home repair programs. Habitat also shared its affordable housing and revitalization programs at Help Me Grow Utah's "Vineyard Books, Balls, and Blocks Family Event" at Vineyard Elementary on Saturday. We always appreciate the opportunity to share our important programs with the community. 


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Promoting Health and Fitness!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County had an opportunity to have an informational booth at Orem City's Health and Fitness Fair at the Orem Rec Center on Saturday. Staff members passed out fruit snacks and encouraged attendees to volunteer with the local Habitat affiliate as part of their fitness routine. The staff also promoted Habitat's critical home repair programs and ReStores providing the community with options to help make their homes more healthy. Special thanks to Emma Bowers for putting the event together. It was a fun and energizing morning!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lights, Camera, Action! Habitat Cuts Ribbon On Harter Home!

Provo City Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, UVU President Matt Holland and his wife, Paige, staff members from UVU's Women Success Center, Wells Fargo and other home sponsors, and many others joined Kimberly Harter and her three children as they cut the ribbon on their Habitat home on Wednesday evening. The four bedroom, two bathroom, accessible home, located at 420 South 500 West in Provo, is Habitat's 67th Utah Valley home. The home was started during Habitat's National Women Build Week in May and Paige and many from the UVU's Women Success Center helped to frame the home during the Week's Women in Education Day. This is the seventh Habitat home that Paige has been a part of. Special thanks to Vivint Gives Back, Jeannine Marvell, and an anonymous donor for beautifully decorating rooms in the home. The family was very humbled and grateful for their new home and furnishings!