Quintana Family Home Dedication

Quintana Family Home Dedication

Habitat Homeowners Wanted!

Habitat Homeowners Wanted!

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is looking for homeowners.  Do you know of a family, single parent, veteran, coworker, friend that might qualify for our program and is willing to put sweat equity to build their own home.  Have them contact our office at (970)255-9850 ext 207 for a confidential meeting to see if they qualify.

Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives

Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives

What is Giving Tuesday?

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.  Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.

We at Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County are taking the #PJPledge to help draw attention to the day.  We are asking our staff and anyone that would like to join us and wear their pajamas to work that day.

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What is Colorado Gives?

ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,800 Colorado nonprofit organizations. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable, tax deductible giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. For the seventh year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund.  This $1 Million is given out by percentage to the participating nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

 

Colorado Gives Day is December 6th

Colorado Gives Day is December 6th

Click this link to Donate to Habitat  https://www.coloradogives.org/hfhmc/overview

 

Colorado Gives Day is on December 6, 2016. To meet the requirements for the $1 million incentive fund ALL DONATIONS MUST BE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 6th.   We need your help in spreading the word, encouraging donations, and exceeding our goal for this year – $6,500.

 

Habitat has set up two Fundraising Pages – one for Bri Higgins’ house and the other for LaKeisha Quintana’s house. We’ve set a goal of $1,000 for each home. You can encourage people to go to the Colorado Gives Day website and search for HFH of Mesa County (make sure you specify Mesa County!!) and three sites will appear – our main site with all kinds of information about HFH of Mesa County, and the two fundraising pages for LaKeisha and Bri.

 

Please consider helping in one of these ways:

  1. Donate to HFH of Mesa County on Colorado Gives Day to make your donation increase by the $1 Million incentive fun offered by Community First Foundation.  You can schedule your donation any time now, just make sure it’s scheduled to happen on December 6th to get the extra boost incentive $$.
  2. Spread the word via email, Facebook and Twitter. This is a great opportunity to share with your friends and colleagues what you love about and why you’re involved with Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County.
  1. Drink beer!  The Firkin’ Fundraiser will be at Kannah Creek on Monday, December 5th.  This is to support the Mesa County CO Gives Day Collaboration (23 nonprofit agencies in Mesa County working together to promote CO Gives Day).

 

 

Anniversary Sale 2016

Anniversary Sale 2016

Join us October 7th and 8th for our annual Anniversary Sale.  This year promises to be bigger than ever.  Everything in the ReStore will be 50% off for two days.  Complimentary donuts and ice cream to our shoppers both days with a complimentary hot dog lunch on Saturday served on a first come first serve basis.  Also on Saturday we will have special fuzzy llamas guest from Iron Horse Ranch and The Instagators will be playing during the lunch hour.

The Door Project

The Door Project

In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. This year it is being celebrated on October 3rd.   The purpose of World Habitat Day is to recognize the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter and to encourage grassroots action toward ending poverty housing.

To help build awareness and recognize World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County began a program in 2015 titled “The Door Project”.  This year, five unfinished doors from the ReStore were given to local artists.  They were asked to let their creative talents go wild.  All the artist donated their time and talent to the project.  One by one the doors were returned to the ReStore, each one rare with its own artistic style and flair.

“We feel this is a unique way to draw attention to an important issue”, says Janet Brink, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County.  “Doors are symbolic of the life change when people have safe and adequate shelter. Our hope is that the door project will grow in both, artists and doors each year.”
The doors are currently displayed at the ReStore.  A few of the doors will be on tour at Alpine Bank locations beginning September 26th.  Two of the doors were chosen by the board to be auctioned off, while the remaining three are enter to win. Customers are asked if they would like to “Open the door to a family in need” and make a donation in support of World Habitat Day.  Upon their donation they can enter to win the door of their choice.  However, there is not an obligation to make a donation and anyone can be entered into the drawings.  All donations go directly towards building homes in Mesa County for families in need.  The drawing and auction will end on World Habitat Day when a winner is chosen for each door.

Garden Groove Concert with EXIT 42

Garden Groove Concert with EXIT 42

 

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Habitat is thrilled to be part of the 2016 Garden Groove concert series line up this summer.  Local band favorite EXIT 42 is playing for us again so bring your dancing shoes.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  You can purchase tickets from a Habitat Board Member, at the ReStore, or by clicking on this link to Tickets.

Women Build 2016

Women Build 2016

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.

Women Build is an annual  nationwide effort inspired by Habitat for Humanity International to involve and focus on women and their efforts to help with low-income housing. Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is one of only three hundred affiliates that is recognized as part of the national activities.  Join us April 29th and 30th as we celebrate and build alongside our home buyers.  Call Jennifer at 255-9850 for more details.

 

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ReStore hosts Western Latino Chamber of Commerce

ReStore hosts Western Latino Chamber of Commerce

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is a proud member of the the Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce.  We co hosted with our friends at Housing Resources of Western Colorado the business after hours event on November 11th at the ReStore.

Jimmy Carter: ‘I’m Still Maintaining A Pretty Normal Schedule’

Jimmy Carter: ‘I’m Still Maintaining A Pretty Normal Schedule’

Posted by NPR

Former President Jimmy Carter took a break Monday from reprising his role as Habitat for Humanity’s most recognizable champion to talk with All Things Considered‘s Kelly McEvers from Memphis, Tenn.

He says despite being diagnosed with brain cancer in August, he hasn’t begun to cut back on his schedule yet “because I still feel good.” He adds:

“I’m taking special treatments for the cancer in my brain and in my liver. Part of the liver was removed and they did the treatment on four places in my brain with radiation.

“And now I’m taking a long-term medicine that stimulates my own immune system to fight against cancer. It’s a newly developed medicine, so we don’t know yet what the results have been. I’m feeling better than anybody expected me to so I’m still maintaining a pretty normal schedule, I’d say.”

Former President Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity site in Memphis on Monday. He says: "I would have probably been in Myanmar now, which used to be Burma, had my problem with cancer not come up."

Former President Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity site in Memphis on Monday. He says: “I would have probably been in Myanmar now, which used to be Burma, had my problem with cancer not come up.”

Andrea Morales for NPR

He says he was originally supposed to be in Nepal this week, but was unable to go because of boycotts there. He also said Nepal would not allow supplies to enter.

Carter, who turned 91 last month, said even though the cancer diagnosis has made him more careful about how he spends his time, he still packs a full schedule.

“I still teach at the Sunday school every Sunday like I did. I still work at the Carter Center.

“I would have probably been in Myanmar now, which used to be Burma, had my problem with cancer not come up. But I’m still, except for making overseas trips, I’m staying just about as busy as I ever did.”

The 39th president vowed to “come back to Memphis next August and build” with Habitat for Humanity, an organization he has been associated with for more than three decades.