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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

HABITAT SPONSORED CHARITY AT REALTORS 100 YEAR CELEBRATION!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County was the sponsored charity on Saturday at the Utah Central Association of REALTORS (UCAR)100 Year Celebration and Community Family Fair at Riverwoods in Provo. The REALTORS provided free cookies to those willing to pledge to get involved with Habitat in small or big way. The REALTORS also paid for two balloon artists that made balloon creations for those donating to the local Habitat affiliate at the event. UCAR members also generously donated their time to volunteer at Habitat’s booth. The event raised over $500.00 for the Kimber Habitat renovation home in Orem. We appreciate UCAR’s long term support and service.



 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Habitat Assists with Neighborhood Clean Up

The Dixon neighborhood gathered volunteers on Saturday, August 13th to scrape and re-paint a fence, clean out the road gutters for three blocks on Center Street, helped a family load their stuff that are moving, helping a neighbor chop up a old pile of wood, passed out 10 radon kits to family's that were donated by Habitat for Humanity and Radon Awareness brochures throughout the neighborhood. We also supplied the Mobile Tool library for the project. 










Habitat “Launches” 65th Utah Valley Home

Balloons were launched to kick-off the renovation of Habitat’s 65th Utah Valley home on Saturday. The four bedroom home, located at 271 West 1310 North in Orem, will be renovated with and sold to Maria Kimber and her three teenage children. Completion is slated before the end of the year, allowing the local Habitat affiliate to reach the important milestone of completing 65 decent and affordable homes with local families in need within the last 25 years.






HABITAT FAMILIES ENJOY FUN IN THE SUN AND WATER

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County homeowner and future homeowner families enjoyed a sunny afternoon of water fun as part of Habitat’s Annual Partner Family Summer Party on Saturday, August 13th. Families played in the water at the Wayne Bartholomew Park in Springville and enjoyed drinks and some frozen treats. They also got the opportunity to be filmed for Habitat’s upcoming 25th Birthday Celebration video. Kudos to Family Partnership Committee Member, Liesl Eyre, and her family for planning the annual event. 






FUTURE HOMEOWNERS GRADUATE FROM GETTING AHEAD

Seven future Habitat homeowners graduated from Habitat's Getting Ahead program on August 10th. Many of their family members joined them as they celebrated this accomplishment with a graduation ceremony at the Habitat Orem office. The Getting Ahead program is a step-by- step life planning and education program that includes facilitated education, group support, and hands on experiences. Participants attend a weekly group session facilitated by a trained facilitator and follow a workbook with various modules. The group sessions last for 12-15 weeks. The overall goal of the program is to help area families work together to break the poverty cycle, find solutions to community issues, and build bridges to a more stable and productive life. Special thanks to David Harlow for volunteering his time to facilitate this important course.