Monday, July 17, 2017

Creating Magic! Habitat Celebrates and Recaps 25th Year at Annual Meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County celebrated and recapped its 25th year at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday at the Utah Valley Home Builders Association in Orem. In addition to highlighting this year’s successes and introducing our “magical” theme, the local Habitat affiliate also showed appreciation to this past year’s Executive Committee and elected our new Executive Team for this coming year.

Special thanks to Tara Riddle, Gary Jensen, Eric Bennett, Jeanne Walker, Chuck Irwin, and Kenny Seng for their outstanding efforts over the past year. We would also like to welcome our new affiliate leadership – Eric Bennett, Tara Riddle, Sariah Hillam, Jeanne Walker, Chuck Irwin, and Kenny Seng. We look forward to working with these great volunteers over the next fiscal year as we strive to serve more families in our community.

In addition, at the meeting, Habitat also surprised and recognized two of its employees for their dedication to our mission in the community. Construction Manager, Kevin Tippetts, was honored as the Employee of the Year, and Orem ReStore Manager, Rachel Cantrell, was selected as the ReStore Employee of the Year. Both are very deserving of this honor. They are hard workers and always give their best in their respective positions.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Habitat Helps Timp Neighborhood with Landscaping Project

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County brought its Mobile Tool Library to a landscaping project in Provo's Timp Neighborhood on Saturday. Habitat staff helped neighborhood volunteers install a sprinkling system at a resident's home and put bark around the trees in the parking strips throughout the neighborhood.


Let's Play!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County joined Joaquin Neighborhood families and representatives from the Provo Parks and Recreation to cut the ribbon on the new toddler playground inside the Joaquin Park at 400 East and 400 North in Provo on Saturday. The playground project was selected and designed by the neighborhood to help better serve area families with small children. The project was made possible through Provo’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program under the direction of Habitat. We are excited to help improve this busy park and provide more play opportunities for small children. To find out more about Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Programs, look online at

Green Booties on Parade!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County partnered again this year with the Utah County Health Department to bring awareness about radon to the community. The organizations sponsored an informational garage booth inside one of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes homes in Vineyard. They also provided "green" booties for those touring the home. Green is the color used to promote radon nationally. Ironically, people thought the "green" was because our booth was inside the Wolverine home that was built to raise funds for the UVU Construction Management program. It did, however, generate a lot great discussion. We appreciate the Utah Valley Home Builders Association for generously providing us the booth free of charge. It is a great opportunity to share information about the cancer causing gas and encourage testing. To find out more about radon, look online at

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A"Berry" Good Day for a Parade!

Habitat partner families and other volunteers participated in Pleasant Grove's Strawberry Days Parade on Saturday. Volunteers walked alongside Kenny Seng Construction's historic red grain truck and passed out flyers and taffy to parade goers. We love parade season!