Entries by Deanna Saldana

Bob Hughes joins the Habitat team as New ED

  The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Hughes as the new Executive Director, following the retirement of Dirk Holkeboer who had headed the local nonprofit organization for the past seven years.  Mr. Hughes brings a wealth of experience in the business and […]

The Visalia HomeExpo

  The Visalia HomeExpo is back and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore booth will present some of the great items we have for sale at the Visalia and Hanford ReStores. The booth will showcase a “Studio” apartment furnished with new and used, donated items. The ReStore is a great resource for first-time homebuyers on a […]

Tiny House Raffle

  Our friends and long-time partners at the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club are holding a Tiny House Raffle to support Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program in Porterville. House is a 20′ cabin themed tiny house. Tickets are just $20 each and the drawing will be held November 11th, 2021 at 8:00pm. For more information visit […]

Part-Time Warehouse Assistant Needed

Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties Job Description – Warehouse Assistant Position Objective The ReStore Driver/Warehouse Assistant represents the Habitat brand through courteous interactions with potential donors and customers to support our mission and support ReStore operations. Pickup and unload donations for the ReStore in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. Work with ReStore Manager […]

Saying Farewell to Dirk Holkeboer

  One June 30th, the day of Dirk’s retirement, more than 70 friends, family & co-workers, present and past, met at the Wyndham Hotel to celebrate a 33-year career in support of affordable housing. Check out Dirk’s timeline below. Left an 8-year career as a lawyer in a 200-staff law firm, making good money, to […]

Habitat Executive Director Announces Retirement

  With heartfelt gratitude, Habitat for Humanity of Tulare and Kings Counties announces the retirement of its Executive Director, Dirk Holkeboer, effective June 30, 2021.  Dirk has served as Habitat’s Executive Director for the past 7 years, leading a team that has significantly expanded Habitat’s operations in Tulare and Kings Counties during that time in […]

RE/MAX Visalia team break-ground with Habitat

  The start of every Habitat build project is special, and the morning of April 20th was very special. More than 40 members of the RE/MAX Visalia team joined Habitat staff and board members to break ground on a new project at 320 N.W. 1st street. “RE/MAX Visalia is proud to have served the Tulare […]

House Dedication in Hanford

  Habitat started building their fifth home in the City of Hanford, on Friday July 29th, 2020 and 10 months later, more than 40 community members joined new homeowners Victor Gray, Danielle Solorio and their son Evan as they celebrated the completion of their forever home. Among the guests were Hanford City Mayor Francisco Ramirez, […]

Habitat remembers a founding board member

  In February, one of the founding forces behind the local Habitat for Humanity chapter passed away. Bob Marshall filled his 96+ years with a commitment to his community and its most vulnerable members fueled by a Quaker-infused sense of justice. From redeveloping a block of old houses in Philadelphia, to leading Self-Help Enterprises through […]


  In Memoriam – Malcolm Dutch The last 12 months have been an extremely difficult time for many of us and the community that we share. As Habitat deals with the uncertainties of our current health and economic challenges, we rely on the guidance of thoughtful leaders, particularly the Habitat Board of Directors. Earlier this […]