Monday, May 14, 2018

Well-Known Female Contractor, Local Women Frame Floor on Lehi Habitat Home as Part of National Women Build Week

To help kick off National Women Build Week locally, several volunteers and Habitat supporters joined well-known female general contractor, Sallie Bradshaw, her 86 year old mother, Shirley, and members of her family on Saturday to frame the floor on a five-bedroom Habitat home currently being built in partnership with Armando and Roberta Sandoval and their five children in Lehi, Utah.

In addition to framing, local volunteers enjoyed a Cinco de Mayo themed meal, sponsored by Costa Vida Lehi, and were entertained by Mariachi Los Pumas of BYU during lunch time. It was a fun and productive day.

National Women Build Week, a nationwide initiative created by Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s in 2008. is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day with Lowe’s generously donating nearly $2 million dollars and volunteer support. Hosting the event during this week reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference through learning and using construction skills. The annual initiative has brought together more than 117,000 all-women construction volunteers to build or repair homes with nearly 5,000 families over the past 10 years.

KSL and the Deseret News covered Saturday's volunteer day. Check out the links at and

Monday, April 30, 2018

Coldwell Banker Landscapes Home on 500 West

Realtors and other employees from Coldwell Banker spent two days helping to landscape a Habitat home on 500 West in Provo. Volunteers spread dirt, helped to install the sprinkling system, and laid sod at the recently completed Habitat home. They did a amazing job and the homeowner was very grateful! During the week, the local real estate firm also presented Habitat with a check for $5,000 for our Women Build home in Springville. We appreciate Coldwell Banker's wonderful kindness and service.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Habitat Helps with Hazardous Waste Collection

Habitat staff, student volunteers, and volunteers from the Utah County's Jail Work Diversion Program helped with the Utah County's Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Provo Towne Centre on Saturday. They collected and sorted paint and helped process other items that had been dropped off by community residents. Some of the paint will be used in Habitat's paint recycling program. We appreciate the Utah County Health Department and their continued support of our reuse and recycling efforts.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Habitat Promotes ReStore, Other Programs at Home and Family Expo

Habitat staff members and partner homeowners/families had the opportunity to share information on Habitat's local ReStores and community programs at this past weekend's Home and Family Expo at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. We also sold radon test kits and gave away a RedHed Toolkit. This is one of our favorite community events to participate in every year. Special thanks to Ron Payne and the Daily Herald for providing us the large booth space for free.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Habitat Cuts Ribbon on 68th Utah Valley Home

Provo Mayor Kaufusi joined Fidencio Acosta, Iris Ramos, and their three adorable boys as they cut the ribbon on their new Habitat home in Provo on Monday afternoon. The three bedroom, two and half bathroom, two story home, located at 588 East 300 South, Provo, is Habitat for Humanity of Utah County's 68th Utah Valley home. The home is also the second home in Habitat’s Brimhall Estates 2 Subdivision. Special thanks to Kona Ice for providing refreshing, icy treats on the warm afternoon. It was a nice celebration of our mission!