Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Habitat Celebrates Official 25th Birthday with Big Birthday Sale!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County celebrated its 25th birthday this weekend with a huge 25 percent off everything sale at its Orem and Spanish Fork ReStores. Customers had to the opportunity to save big, enter to win fun giveaways, and enjoy delicious cupcakes made by Habitat homeowner, Tia Webb.

The local Habitat affiliate was incorporated on December 3, 1991 by a group of local community members concerned about substandard housing and homelessness in Utah County. Since that time, we have been able to build strength, stability, and self-reliance for hundreds of individuals and families in need in our service area through shelter, improved neighborhoods, and low cost building material, appliances, and furniture. We are truly grateful for all the community has done to support our affiliate over the last 25 years.

Habitat Helps New Local Non-Profit Resource Center with Clean Up

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County recently helped local non-profit, Encircle, with a clean up at the resource center’s new location in downtown Provo. Habitat brought its Provo Mobile Tool Library, provided needed tools and equipment, and helped to coordinate the over 100 volunteers. Encircle is a LGBTQ Family and Youth Center and is located behind the downtown Provo post office in an old historic home. Habitat is happy to be able to help another non-profit, especially one that is located in one of its target neighborhoods. Special thanks to Habitat’s AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Kim Harter, for coordinating our participation in the event.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Veteran Receives Keys to Tiny Home

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County joined the American Legion and other partners to present the keys to a tiny home to Steve, a Veteran in need of safe and stable housing in our community, this past week. The tiny home was built in partnership with A Warrior’s Family, the American Legion, the Veterans Services Community Council, and the Utah County Tiny Home Coalition and will provide Steve everything he needs to live off grid on his property in Indianola. Habitat for Humanity of Utah County was grateful to be part of such an amazing and beneficial project. It is a great honor to give back to someone that has given so much for his country.


Two of Habitat’s female homeowners and one community member graduated from Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s new Voice of Women Leadership series this past week. The Voice of Women is a new leadership training initiative designed for women homeowners in partner families. Training was developed to provide women homeowners with leadership skills and structure to affect positive change in their neighborhoods and communities. We would like to thank Dave Harlow for facilitating the series.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Serving a Local Veteran in a “Tiny” Way!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah Count is partnering with A Warrior’s Family, the American Legion, the Veterans Services Community Council, and the Utah County Tiny Home Coalition to provide a tiny home for a Veteran in need in our community. The micro home is being built for Steve. Steve is a Utah Veteran that currently works two jobs and is living in an unsuitable camper on his property in Indianola.

The tiny home is being designed by MicroHomes of Utah and is being constructed at their facility in Orem. The home is being equipped with everything to live completely off grid, will be furnished by the Utah Girls Love You Foundation, and will be placed on Steve’s property in mid-November.

Habitat is helping to provide material, a water collection system, and tools for the project. Habitat’s Construction Manager also supervised volunteers from Adobe this week for two days at the MicroHomes facility. Employee volunteers installed siding and helped to paint the exterior of the home as part of the company’s Veterans Week activities. We are excited to be able to serve someone that has given so much for his country and help provide him simple, decent housing.