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Union Bank supports Habitat programs in Hanford

  Union Bank continues partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties, Inc., for the production, preservation and protection of affordable housing. VISALIA (Nov 4, 2021) —Union Bank recently awarded Habitat for Humanity…
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Bank of America helps Habitat build affordable housing.

  Bank of America continues to support the production, preservation and protection of affordable housing by partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties, Inc., VISALIA (Nov 9, 2021) — Bank of America recently renewed…
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Bank of the Sierra grants $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Bank of the Sierra continues partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties, Inc., with a $10,000 grant. VISALIA (Oct. 26, 2021) — Bank of the Sierra recently renewed its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity…
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Qualified Charitable Distribution 2021

  Make a qualified charitable distribution. If you are 70.5 years or older and would like to support a charity, consider making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) up to $100,000 directly from an IRA to a qualified charity. A…

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…
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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…
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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. …

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…
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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.…
Habitat homeowners and Buck Weeks from Adventist Health, celebrating ground breaking in Hanford out front of their house

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 &…
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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…
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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…
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“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…