Entries by Brit Hotaling

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 […]

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore helps build communities

  HANFORD — Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties ReStore in Hanford is helping build communities in more ways than one. The ReStore, located at 415 W. Lacey Blvd., is essentially a home improvement thrift store, where donations of new and used items related to the home, including appliances, furniture, windows and doors, cabinets, flooring, […]

Christmas Break-in!

  Habitat had a Christmas break-in! Thieves abound this time of year and they didn’t mind breaking in and taking much needed tools from Habitat for Humanity. Monday morning, December 14th, Habitat staff discovered that one of our construction trucks had been broken into. The metal tool box was broken and much needed construction tools […]

Thrivent and Habitat partner to help families

Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties partner to help families stay in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic Visalia, CA (Dec. 14, 2020) – Thrivent is awarding Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties a contribution of $5,000 to help families in Tulare and Kings counties stay in their homes. Thrivent’s donation will allow […]

ReStore ‘Tidying Up’ Tips for Decluttering Your Home

  (Article shared from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha) by Katie Albin | Mar 27, 2019 | ‘SPARK JOY’ IN YOUR HOME ‘Spark joy’ & ‘tidying up’ have become coin phrases for organizing & decluttering your home, thanks to Marie Kondo. Her Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo & most recent book entitled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying have swept the world by […]

Women Build in Hanford!

    Nearly 30 women (and a few good men) from the local community joined habitat staff at the first Winter Women Build on December 4th & 5th in Hanford. Construction staff took time to demonstrate the skills needed for each task and make sure that the volunteers were comfortable with the tools and the […]

Changing Lives Through Building Homes-by Julissa Zavala

    HANFORD — Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but in the case of Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties, it takes a village to build a house. “We’re very appreciative that during such a stressful time, we’ve got such great community support and volunteers,” said Deanna Saldana, resource development […]

Growing up in a Habitat home.

  In late 2016, Ernie worked with his sister to remodel a house for his mother and step-father . As a 14-year-old, it was more work than he expected, and the volunteers who helped his family build their future home, created a mixture of excitement & fear. Would this be a “forever” home, or just […]

“God Moment”

  In a very special “God moment”, Habitat matched a donated travel trailer with Ginny & Jim, a couple who lost their home to the SQF Complex fire this summer. The story started with a couple in Utah wanting to help a family displaced by the large California fires and offered to donate their 24’ […]