House Blessing Canceled The house blessing for House #21 that was scheduled for October 19, 2014, has been canceled due to family illness. Please check the website later to see if the house blessing has been rescheduled. The house, located at 189 Bean Street, Tahlequah, was built for Jason and Lindsey Rhoads and their three children. We would like to thank all the individuals who helped to sponsor the building of the house. The names of these generous individuals are too numerous to list here. Also, we wish to thank the below corporate sponsors:
Allstate Foundation, Pam Sharp Agency
Bank of America
First Christian Church
First Lutheran Women's Missionary League
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Women's Association
First United Methodist Church
Greg's Porta Potty
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
Medearis Law Firm, PLLC
St. Brigid's Catholic Church
Steve Smith, Backhoe Services
Tahlequah Lumber Company, Inc.
Volunteers to Help Complete House #21 Any final volunteer workdays for House #21 will be linked here: House #21
Applying for a Habitat House Information concerning the qualifications for applying for a Habitat house is available at: How To Apply.
Community Repair Projects More
than 100 members of Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville,
Illinois, were in Tahlequah for five days in early June 2014 to work on
five community repair projects in Cherokee County. The projects
included installing siding, bringing electric up to code, painting,
doing a roof replacement, and helping to complete finish work at Habitat
Women Build Event - 2014 The 2014 Women Build Event took place May 2-10, 2014. As part of the event, we had licensed Zumba instructors that hosted a Zumbathon at Northeastern State University's Jack Dobbins Field House, and we partnered with Lowe's for training workshops specifically for women. Women Build volunteers make a difference by helping to build homes and communities, and the event provides an opportunity for women to learn construction techniques in a supportive environment. Since Habitat for Humanity International launched the
program in 1998, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 1,600
homes around the world including three in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.
Paint and Repair Projects Since 2009 Tahlequah Area Habitat for
Humanity has completed a total of 27 painting and repair projects called
A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) and Critical Home Repair (CHR). ABWK is
an exterior painting project and CHR does repairs that affect the health
and safety of the homeowner. The Valspar Paint Corporation has donated
the paint we use for both new construction and ABWK. Other repairs to
the outside of houses have been done, such as patching or replacing
roofs and repairing porches and windows. This year we are continuing
these efforts through donations of time and money. For example, the
Tahlequah Community Foundation funded a repair to the porch of an
elderly lady, and employees of Fairfield Marriott in Muskogee helped
paint the home of one of our homeowners.
Habitat Surplus Store
Surplus Store is continually on the up-swing. We met our budget for
the past fiscal year with the help of all those individuals and
businesses that generously donated items to the store. A big THANK YOU
to our volunteers who give of their time to help organize, clean,
display items, and assist our customers on Saturdays. We are reaching
out to the community and all of Cherokee County to help us spread the
word about donating furniture, doors, windows, hardware, tools,
televisions, housewares, cell phones, etc. We ask that all donated items be in good
working order, and remember that your donations are tax-deductible. The
Surplus Store is located on the corner of First and College Avenue in
the west end of the building, and the Store phone number is 918-822-7201.
Surplus Store Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday
Surplus Store Needs Volunteers
We need volunteers every Saturday to help
as well as a couple of days during the week. This is perfect inside
volunteer work during this cold weather. Sign up to help in the
store here: Surplus Store. Recently students from Talking Leaves Job Corps helped upgrade the lights at the Surplus Store. Read more here.
Shop for Great Prices on items such as these (and more) at the Surplus Store:
And much more
Call 918-453-1332 to Donate Items to the Surplus Store.