Entries by Deanna Saldana

Family pays off mortgage after 18 years.

  Samee & Nakor and their two daughters, lived in overcrowded conditions with multiple families living in a single house with little or no furniture and sleeping on bamboo floor mats. His work as a custodian in a warehouse, just didn’t bring in enough money to support his dream of owning his own home. However, […]

NAS Lemoore Volunteers Raise the Roof in Hanford

  On Saturday, August 29th, a great team of volunteers from NAS Lemoore and the local community joined forces to “roll the trusses” on Habitat’s new homeownership project in Hanford. It took all hands to help lift each 40 ft truss (that weighted close to 400 lbs) onto the top of the walls to be […]

Building together in Hanford

  It’s a small world! Victor and Danielle joined more than 20 local women volunteers at 403 w. Cameron to build the walls to their future home. Victor met and shook hands with Thom Black, the architect of the house project then realized that Thom had been one of his teachers at COS. We talk often […]

Next Habitat home ownership family chosen for Hanford!

    On July 2nd, several Habitat board members, staff and committee members gathered at the Hanford ReStore to surprise Victor and Danielle with the announcement that they would be Habitat’s next homeowner partners. They have joined the more than 70 families who have become homowners through Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties. Later this […]

Habitat Family Pays off Home after 17 Years

  Takroa and Nelay See gathered their four daughters at their Visalia home and handed their final mortgage payment check to Habitat’s retired executive Director Betsy Murphy. Betsy was part of the selection committee when Takroa and Nelay were first informed that they would become Habitat homeowners and  when they moved into the home in […]

Community members support Habitat project at Groundbreaking.

  Early morning on Thursday, June 11th, more than 30 community members joined Habitat staff, homeowners and board members at the site of Habitat’s next homeowership project in Hanford. The property at 403 W. Cameron will soon have teams of volunteers joining the future homeowners as they raise wall on an affordable house that they […]

Wells Fargo COVID-19 Relief for Habitat

  On behalf of the Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties’ board of directors, staff and the families we serve, thank you to Wells Fargo for supporting Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties with a grant of $10,000 to help with COVID-19 relief. During this incredibly challenging time, supporting community seems to be more important […]

Combined Federal Campaign-New Solicitation

The Combined Federal Campaign is offering an opportunity for federal employees to support local non-profits dealing with the impact from COVID-19. This special solicitation is for Federal employees, members of the military, postal workers and retirees. You can create a new gift or an extra gift to Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties online or […]

How a Habitat home changed Sharon’s life.

Sharon and her husband were living in a church classroom when they heard about Habitat for Humanity and applied for a home in Visalia. In August of 2018, 22 years after making her first mortgage payment to Habitat, she walked into the Habitat office and made her last. During those 22 years Sharon raised her […]

Charitable Distributions

Qualified Charitable Distributions: Using Your IRA to Give from the Heart From Trish Arnold @ LPL Financial (2019 Dec 27) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act roughly doubled the standard deduction ($12,200 for single filers and $24,400 for married taxpayers filing jointly in 2019) and indexed it for inflation through 2025. As a result, far […]