Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BYU Chapter Helps to Finally Finish Washburn Reams Project

Members of Habitat’s BYU Chapter finished Habitat’s last project at its Washburn Reams Estates Development on Saturday. Volunteers spread gravel on the north side of the three home project – finishing in less two hours. We are happy to finally have the project completed! Special thanks to the dedicated BYU students for their service.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Habitat, UVU Partner to Make a Difference

Utah Valley University students and Habitat for Humanity of Utah County joined together on Saturday to participate in Make A Difference Day, a national event uniting volunteers across the country in improving the lives of others.

UVU’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Center partnered with the local Habitat affiliate on four projects. Students helped to put TyeRay Community Garden in Provo to bed for the winter, helped a disabled Habitat homeowner with some yard maintenance needs, participated in a Housing Honk and Wave promoting the Utah County Housing First Fund at the Wal-mart in Orem, and did final clean up at Orem City’s All Together Playground getting it ready for a ribbon cutting celebration later in the afternoon.

Habitat loves working with UVU and appreciates all the students, faculty, and staff do to support our affordable housing mission.

Ribbon Cut on All Together Playground

The Orem community came together to cut the ribbon on the All Together Playground on Saturday afternoon at Orem City Center Park. After the ribbon cutting ceremony that included appreciation for all those in the community that helped to make the 18,000 all abilities playground possible, hundreds of kids (and adults) played on the playground for the first time. It was an amazing day watching children with disabilities that have never been able to play like other children be able to play, swing, slide, etc. Habitat was very grateful to be part of this important community project.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Over 70 employees from Xactware gave of their time this past week as part of Xactware’s Community Service Week. Employee volunteers provided labor during six build shifts helping to replace a roof with the Vera family in Provo and doing exterior demolition on a four bedroom renovation home in Orem. We love working with the local estimating software company’s volunteers – they always get more done than is planned. Thank you for your support, service, and generosity!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Habitat Staff Celebrates ReStore Milestone!

ReStore Committee Chairperson, Johnny McCoy, his wife, Diane, and members of the ReStore Committee hosted a party for the local Habitat staff to celebrate reaching our ReStore million dollars sales goal this past fiscal year on Saturday night. Staff members and their families enjoyed a delicious meal, chocolate cake for dessert, a wheel of prizes, and a fun juggle show by one of the members of Jugglenutz. We appreciate the McCoy’s generous hospitality and service. It was a nice evening!