Thursday, September 22, 2016

We Are Getting There!

Finish was the theme at the Blitz Build site Tuesday. Subs finished prepping the landscaping, installed carpet and hardware, blew insulation in the attic, hooked up the appliances, finished the curb and gutter, finished the HVAC, and cleaned the house. We are almost there.

One more day . . .

Check out the progress at

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blitz Day Six – At It Again!

The Blitz site was a buzz again yesterday after a weekend break. The landscapers continued to trench and lay pipe for the sprinkling system. Subs also replaced some curb, gutter, and sidewalk, installed the cabinets, railings, and the solar panels. Next up is the countertops, flooring, and fence. It looks like we might beat the eight day completion goal.

Special thanks to SLAB Pizza for generously donating yesterday’s lunch! It was delicious. Check out the progress at

An Evening of Inspiration!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County held its annual International Day of Prayer and Action event on Sunday at the Home Builders Blitz Build site at 500 West 500 South in Provo. The annual interfaith event, in support of those in need of shelter, was very inspirational and included prayer, scripture, beautiful music from the Art City Brass, and inspiring words from UVU President Matt Holland, Habitat Board President, Tara Riddle, and future Habitat Homeowner, Grey Gundersen.

The International Day of Prayer and Action is a time when the entire Habitat for Humanity community is urged to come together in prayer for those in need of shelter. Through prayer, Habitat for Humanity continues to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people around the world. Many volunteers are drawn to this ministry after hearing God’s call and seeking God’s guidance through prayer. Other prayers are answered when families and communities grow in the shelter of God’s grace. The hurdles of funding and building homes are overcome through the miracles of prayer.

The Daily Herald did a nice article about the evening. Read it at


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Day Five – One work week down!

One work week down and the blitz home is well on its way to completion. Yesterday, the soffit, fascia, and rain guttering were installed, the home was prepped for paint and painting was started, the lot was graded, and they began laying pipe for the sprinkler system. It is hard to believe we had only a foundation five days ago. Thanks to Mountain West Burrito for providing the workers with a delicious lunch. We will take the weekend off and begin again on Monday!

Check out this week’s progress at

It’s Time to Play!

Habitat’s construction and neighborhood revitalization staff members worked with Orem City and Leathers and Associates employees and close to 5,000 volunteers to build the first ever All Together Playground in Orem this past week. The employees spent 80+ hours over seven days to complete the 18,000 square foot all abilities playground in the Orem City Center Park. Habitat also provided all the tools for the project, helped to coordinate volunteers, and secured important sponsors and subcontractors. Habitat is very grateful to be part of this important community project and looks forward to the playground opening at the beginning of October!