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IN MEMORIUM

  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…
Hanford ReStore-Hanford Sentinel

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…
Broken tool box from Christmas Break-in 2020

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…
Thrivent supports Habitat homeowners

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…
Marie Kondo-tidying up

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 &…
Winter Women Build 2020-group photo

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…
Victor-future homeowner in Hanford-Winter Women Build 2020

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…
Barns Family-Visalia remodel project

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…
Ginny & Jim with donated trailer

"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…
Happy Trails joins Habitat on the jobsite in Hanford

Happy Trails and Habitat-working together

  Thank you to Leslie Gardner for bringing her team from Happy Trails out to the Habitat for Humanity jobsite in Hanford. They worked hard all day helping add sheathing and support bolts to the house with future homeowner Victor.  Non-profits…
Singkeovilay family

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…
NAS Lemoore Volunteers in Hanford

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…
Danielle, Victor and Architect Thom Black

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…
Habitat staff and Hanford homeowners

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…
Saesee family pays off Habitat mortgage

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…
Community supports Habitat build in Hanford

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…
Wells Fargo Bank logo

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…
Combined Federal Campaign

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…
Sharon Chavez with last mortgage payment for Habitat

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…
Combined Federal Campaign

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…