Woman Build Event will take place during the first two weeks of May 2013. Sign up here to participate!
House #20 Construction Began on May 7, 2013:
On May 7, 2013, construction began on the 20th house in Tahlequah, OK with the Woman Build Event. We invite local volunteers looking for some nice spring weather and a worthwhile project to sign up to help. We expect to complete the framing of the house in May, and then work on the inside finish work starting in June and and landscape in August, September and October. The house should be complete by Thanksgiving. Carmelita Ann White donated a lot to us last year, which is located at 420 S. State Avenue. It is suitable for House #20 for Estefana Olvera-Ledezma and her 5 children. To help with the construction of House #20, sign-up here: House #20 May 2013.
Surplus Store Needs Volunteers
The Surplus Store is located on the corner of First and College Avenue in the West end of the building. 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.
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.
Surplus Store - Donate Items and Shop at Great Prices!
Call 918-453-1332 to Donate Items to the Surplus Outlet
The Surplus Outlet is open every Saturday at 816 S. College Ave. (corner of First and College) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will be selling: