Wednesday, April 26, 2017

UVU Lacrosse Team Cleans Up Garden

Members of the Utah Valley University's Lacrosse Team spend their Saturday morning "in the dirt" helping Habitat for Humanity of Utah County get the TyeRay Community Garden in Provo ready for the planting season. The team did a great job "cutting" down all the tall weeds and "clearing" the garden. We appreciate their service and hope that the project helped to "warm them up" for their game later in the day.

The Community Garden is located in Habitat's TyeRay Subdivision at 1063 North 950 West, Provo, and was created in partnership with Habitat, Community Action Services and Food Bank, and Provo Parks and Recreation a few years ago. Planting plots are still available.. Contact David Wright at or 801-691-5207 for more information.   

Monday, April 24, 2017

Habitat Highlights ReStores, Other Programs at Expo

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County had the opportunity to showcase our ReStore Home Improvement Outlets and share our other programs with the community over the weekend at The Home and Family Expo (formerly the Good Life Expo) at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. The Expo generously provided three booth spaces for us to share our mission and programs with those in attendance. We also gave away gift cards to the ReStores to a few lucky attendees. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this South County event every year!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Habitat Receives County Health Award

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County was honored last week by the Utah County Health Department and the Utah County Commission for our work in helping to keep our community healthy through our affordable housing and critical home repair programs, our radon awareness initiative, and our recycling and reuse efforts.

Ralph Clegg, the Director of the Health Department, presented Habitat staff members with the "Friends of Public Health" Award at the County Commission Meeting on Tuesday as part of National Public Health Week. It was nice to be recognized for our efforts in the the community.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Habitat Helps Single Mother with Home Repair in Orem

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County recently helped a single mother and her three children with some much needed home repairs. Through its critical home repair program, Habitat replaced a collapsed sewer line and installed new carpet and vinyl in the family's Orem home. We love the opportunity to help homeowners in need in our community. To find out more about our critical home repair programs, look online at or call Eric at (801) 344-8527 x 117.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Saturday's Theme - Paint!

Despite the rain and cold, Habitat for Humanity of Utah County sponsored two paint related service projects on Saturday. Volunteers from Habitat's BYU Chapter and the Utah County's Jail Work Diversion Program helped with the Utah County's Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Provo Towne Centre. Donned in white zoot suites, the volunteers collected and sorted paint that had been dropped off by community residents. Some of the paint will be used in Habitat's paint recycling program.

Across town, players from UVU's Basketball Team and staff from the UVU Athletic Department helped to paint the front room, kitchen, dining room, and hallways at the Alpine House, a transitional home for those suffering from mental illness, in downtown Provo. Needless to day, no ladders were needed! Habitat is working with the Alpine House to assist with some renovation efforts as part of the affiliate's Neighborhood Revitalization Program.