Entries by Deanna Saldana

Interview with K-Jug host Rose Ortega

  Having the opportunity to talk about Habitat for Humanity is easy for me but, as with everyone, I need a platform! After more than a few conversations with Rose Ortega over at K-Jug, Visalia, getting together to record a PSA is like having a wonderful conversation with a friend. On May 15th we met […]

Tina LOVES her Habitat home…

  Tina was living in a room no bigger than a closet and paying for the privilege. She never thought that one day she would be able to leave that closet behind and become a homeowner through Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties. Check out her story.

“Treasure Hunt” prize for the Visalia Home Expo

Volunteers from Zeltmacher Structural Engineering helped Habitat for Humanity staff assemble a cute playhouse that will be the “Treasure Hunt” prize for the 26th Annual SpringFest at the Visalia Convention Center on Friday, February 8-9 & 10. Habitat for Humanity ReStore will  have items on display in a large booth on 1st avenue and will […]

2019 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition

Much to Celebrate-More to Build On January 17, more than 70 people gathered for Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition event at the Wyndham Hotel.  Awards of recognition were given to volunteers who had donated more than 100 hours of their time serving Habitat for Humanity or the ReStore.  The event also focused […]

The Community “Raises Walls” in Porterville

  Almost 50 members of the local Porterville Community, joined Habitat for Humanity staff and new homeowner partner, to raise the first wall on Habitat’s newest project in Porterville. The Porterville Committee has been raising funds for this project for almost a year. Because of an amazing partnership with the City of Porterville, the donated […]

Ana and David Ochoa-Blessed as Habitat Homeowners

  Anastasia Ochoa: Restore Habitat for Humanity The stability of home ownership means many things to Anastasia Ochoa, a 28-year-old mother of four, and her husband David, the proud owner-operator of a relatively new tree-trimming business. The low mortgage payments for their Habitat for Humanity home allowed David to start his business and ended the […]

The Santana Family House Dedication

On June 4th, volunteers, board members and staff from Habitat for Humanity joined the Santana Family as they started their “home-ownership” journey. They put in sweat-equity hours building their home and will now make monthly, no-interest mortgage payments to Habitat until the mortgage has been paid off.  These monthly payments contribute to a revolving loan […]

First Habitat homeowner pays off mortgage!

In early July, Tammy Perez, Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties first homeowner partner walked into the Habitat office and payed off her home mortgage after 22 years. Her monthly payments became a part of the on-going cycle of funding to support the now more than 61 homeowners who have joined Tammy in our homeownership […]

ReStore Selling Recycled Paint

Visions Paint The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Visalia is selling “Workhorse” brand Visions Paint. These paints are recycled from excess paints to help preserve the environment and give new life to paint that would normally be thrown away. Protecting and preserving the environment are the reasons why Visions Paint Recycling, Inc. (VPR) was created. Through […]