Combined Federal Campaign

 

Federal employees have the opportunity to help support their local Habitat for Humanity by donating through the yearly Combined Federal Campaign. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

Habitat is once again registered with the CFC to help support on-going home-ownership and home repair projects in Tulare and Kings Counties. Federal employees can find out more information at https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/

Support Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties – #22213

Check out this short video for HFHTKC.

Leprino volunteers in Hanford

 

On July 26th and 27th, more than 20 volunteers from Leprino Foods (East and West), joined the Goldsmith family and Habitat for Humanity staff to start an amazing home remodel. The growing family of eight needed to add a bathroom and bedroom to provide room for 6 growing boys, and Leprino Foods jumped on board with financial a volunteer support. The volunteers started the demolition needed to add the new space to the existing house then built all the exterior walls for the addition.

The project will continue for the next couple of months and Habitat is scheduling volunteer teams now! Give us a call at 734-4040 ext 100 and ask for Anita. You can also sign-up today!

Check out pictures from the Construction Site!

Leprino Foods East-Video

Leprino Foods West-Video

Thank you so much to Leprino Foods, Pacific Western Bank for hosting the job-site and joining in to get dirty!

 

House Dedicaiton in Porterville

On July 12th, members of the Porterville community joined Habitat staff, the “Building Hope in Porterville” Committee and Habitat’s newest homeowner to dedicate the fourth Habitat house on “G” street.

Mike Barbera from Believers Church of Porterville started the event with an invocation then gathered all guests together to help with a group dedication prayer. Anita Rodriguez, Habitat program assistant, presented the family with a bible.

Guests were able to tour the house and see the amazing results of a community working together to build homes, community and hope.
PICTURES

Master Home Builder Sponsor:

The City of Porterville

Community Builder House Sponsors:
Bank of America, Eagle Mountain Casino

Wall Raiser House Sponsors:

Bank of the Sierra, E.M. Tharp Inc., Myers Funeral Services,  Pacific Western Bank, Walmart Community Grant

Foundation Builder House Sponsors:

QK Inc., R.M. Parks Petroleum Services, Ruffa Electric,
Suncrest Bank/Gary Gostanian, Smith’s Roofing,
Whirlpool Corporation, Young’s Commercial Transfer

Special Mention:

Chicago Title, Porterville Zonta Foundation, Lowe’s,
Valley Pacific Petroleum Services, Valspar Paint,

Townsend Architectural Group, Harmony Magnet Academy,

Rainscape, Unruh Engineering, Dodd’s Plumbing,
Bryan Company, ServiceMaster by Benevento

The Building Hope in Porterville Committee:

Ashley Sizemore, Claudia Calderon, Denise Marchant, Dennis Townsend,  Donna Sue Keeley, Gary Gostanian, Kitty Highfill,
Lupe Diaz, Micky Phanthavong  & Steve Pearson

 

Anna & David at ReStore celebration

 

Ana and David Ochoa continue to give back to Habitat for Humanity, even six years after starting their partnership with Habitat by becoming homeowners. They fired up their grill and cooked tacos for customers, Habitat board members, staff and others who stopped by the Hanford ReStore on Saturday, July 13th.

Opening the ReStore had a dual purpose.

1. Bring the ReStore to Kings County offering the community a place to donate usable building materials and supplies that can then be sold back to the public at severely discounted prices.

2. Help support Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership and home repair projects in Kings County.

We continue to spread the word about the importance of the ReStore and love to hear the stories of DIY and Up-cycling projects that people finish with purchased ReStore items that would have otherwise been thrown away! Help Habitat reach the community by following and commenting on Facebook. 

You can also stop by the ReStore at 415 W Lacey Blvd, Hanford, and start a treasure hunt of your own.

Thank you to our food sponsors: Bank of the Sierra, Creative Tree Service and Grocery Outlet.

Ribbon Cutting on July 11th 2018

Deanna and Rose Ortega-K-Jug

 

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 at Momentum Broadcasting to discuss all things Habitat for Humanity Tulare-Kings and covered a lot of ground.

Check out the interview

Tina's House dedication

 

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.

Building a Playhouse-Zeltmalker

 

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 host the playhouse for guests playing the “Treasure Hunt” game during the event. All guests will be given a “Treasure Hunt” card when they arrive at the convention center and need to have their cards stamped by volunteers and staff at all the designated booths. These cards will be handed in when complete and a winner will be drawn on Sunday.

The ReStore, a building materials thrift store, is operated by Habitat for Humanity and sell usable, donated items for the home at a discounted rate. These sales then help support Habitat’s mission of building homes, community and hope. The ReStore is open to the public for shoppers and accepts donations of gently used household items during regular business hours.

Two locations to better serve you:

637 S Lovers Lane, Visalia, CA 93292
415 W Lacey Blvd, Hanford, Ca 93230

CHECK OUT PICTURES OF THE PLAYHOUSE

Gary and Anita

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 on the start of a year-long celebration of 25 years serving hard-working, low-income families in Tulare and Kings Counties.

Since 1994, Habitat has helped 67 families become first time home buyers through its homeownership program, and 400 local families repair their homes, making them more affordable and safe. Starting with a volunteer board of directors they managed to raise the funds and build 3 houses before hiring the first executive director, Betsy Murphy, in February 1999.

The affiliate has grown from serving the City of Visalia to covering both Tulare and Kings Counties and now runs two ReStore outlets, in Visalia and  Hanford.

Habitat has accomplished a lot, but realizes that there is so much more to do. As they prepare to build two new homes in 2019, they are also building community by introducing businesses and individuals to Habitat for Humanity and encouraging them to come “Swing a Hammer” for Habitat.

Help support our future projects by DONATING ONLINE. 

Porterville Wall Raising 2019

 

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 property will soon be home to our newest homeowner and her four children. Staff from Bank of America, Eagle Mountain Casino, Dennis Townsend Architecture Group, and Harmony Magnet Academy were also on hand to help raise the first wall.  Ivan Lione, an architecture student from Harmony Magnet Academy, worked with Dennis Townsend Architecture Group, to design the floor plan for the new Habitat build. The City and Habitat hope that the project will be complete by the end of June 2019.

Join Habitat by volunteering for this project. Contact Anita at programasst@hfhtkc.org or call 559-734-4040 ext 100.

CHECK OUT PICTURES

Community Builder Sponsors ~ Bank of America & Eagle Mountain Casino.

Roof Raiser Sponsors ~ Pacific Western Bank, Bank of the Sierra, QK, Townsend Architecture Group, Dodd’s Plumbing, Gary Gostanian-Suncrest Bank, E.M.Tharp Inc.
Foundation Builder Sponsors ~ Bob Ruffa Electric Inc., Smith’s Roofing, Young’s Commercial Transfer, Walmart DC, R.M. Parks, Valley Pacific Petroleum, Grocery Outlet-Porterville.

“Building Hope in Porterville” Committee
Steve Pearson, Gary Gostanian, Denise Marchant, Lupe Diaz, Dennis Townsend, Claudia Calderon, Ashley Sizemore, Geane Lohse, Micky Phanthavong, Kitty Highfill, Sue Hartman.

Volunteers from LDS

 

Helping Habitat for Humanity on the job-site or in the ReStore is so valuable. Check out this great video of a recent team of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.