NEWS AND EVENTS:

Call for Volunteers to Help Complete House #21
Come work a full or partial day.  Start early or come later.  House #21 volunteer work schedule: House #21

Taking Applications for Habitat House #22
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for House #22.  All potential applicants must attend a workshop.  Below is the date and place of the next available workshop:
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 10 a.m., at the Keys Community Building, 19083 E. 840 Road, Keys, Oklahoma.
To qualify as an applicant:

1 person family must earn $10,600 but not more than $21,200

2 person family must earn $12,100 but not more than $24,200

3 person family must earn $13,600 but not more than $27,200

4 person family must earn $15,150 but not more than $30,700

5 person family must earn $16,350 but not more than $32,700

6 person family must earn $17,550 but not more than $35,100

7 person family must earn $18,750 but not more than $37,500

8 person family must earn $19,950 but not more than $39,900


Additional information concerning the qualifications for applying for a Habitat house is available at:  How To Apply.

House #21
Work continues on House #21, which is located at 189 Bean Street, Tahlequah.  The house is being built for Jason and Lindsey Rhoads, and their three children.
House #21 construction schedule: House #21 Construction Schedule
House #21 volunteer work schedule: House #21

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 house #21.


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
The 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: 
  • Cabinets
  • Fixtures
  • Flooring
  • Trim
  • Water heaters
  • Toilets
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Books
  • Televisions
  • And much more

Call 918-453-1332 to Donate Items to the Surplus Store.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity:

Information about Habitat for Humanity Affiliates

Habitat for Humanity Frequently Asked Questions

Habitat World magazine



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