House #21 We are excited that construction has begun on House #21, which is being built for Jason and Lindsey Rhoads, and their three children. The house site is located at 189 Bean Street, Tahlequah. House #21 construction schedule: House #21 Construction Schedule House #21 volunteer work schedule: House #21
Women Build Event - 2014 The next Women Build Event will take place May 2-10, 2014. We invite you and your organization to be part of this empowering event, where local women join forces to positively impact the Tahlequah community. There are several ways that you can make a difference in the life of a local family as part of this event:
To kick off the Women Build Event, on Friday, May 2, 2014, area licensed Zumba instructors are hosting a Zumbathon at Northeastern State University's Jack Dobbins Field House, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. For questions and information, please contact Tonya S. Smith at email@example.com or leave a message at 918.718.4097.
There is a planned silent auction during the Zumbathon. Please help by making a donation of products from your business. To make a donation, please contact the TAHFH office by calling 918.453.1332, or send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals, organizations and businesses can also help by making a monetary donation, or a donation of service to the Women Build Event. For information, please contact the TAHFH office.
Women Build encourages women volunteers to make a difference by helping to build homes and communities, and provides an opportunity for women to learn construction techniques in a supportive environment. We are excited to partner with Lowe's, which will be hosting training sessions specifically for women on the first Monday of March and April, 2014 (see Lowe's Workshops information below). The training sessions will be coordinated through our local Lowe's store. 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. This year we will again build a home in Tahlequah with a Habitat partner family. We hope you will join our Women Build days, and encourage you to submit your registration as soon as possible. Since Women Build is a popular and fun event, build days fill quickly. So, we would recommend making a reservation as early as possible. To register to work on a 2014 Women Build Day, please complete the online registration form: 2014 Women Build Event. For more information, please contact Tonya Smith at 918.718.4097.
A free class for women (men are invited too!) is being offered at Lowe's on April 7, 2014. To sign up for the class, please complete the online registration form: Lowe's Workshops.
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.
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.