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Growing up in a Habitat home.

  Ernie worked with his sister to help remodel a house for his mother and step-father in late 2016. As a 14-year-old, it was more work than he expected, and the people showing up to help his family build their future home created a…

"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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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 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-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 workers…

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 the Habitat…

Charitable Distributions

Qualified Charitable Distributions: Using Your IRA to Give from the Heart From Trish Arnold @ LPL Financial (2019 Dec 27) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act roughly doubled the standard deduction ($12,200 for single filers and $24,400 for married…

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…

Leprino Foods-Raising walls with the Goldsmith Family

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…

Porterville House Dedication

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…

One Year Anniversary-ReStore Hanford

  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,…

Interview with K-Jug host Rose Ortega

  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…

Tina LOVES her Habitat home...

  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.…

"Treasure Hunt" prize for the Visalia Home Expo

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 &…