TAHFH held the House Blessing for House #20 on October 20, 2013. The house was built for Estefana Ledezma-Olvera and her six children. Carmelita Ann White donated the house lot, which is located at 420 South State Avenue, to us last year. Construction began with the Woman Build event on May 7, 2013. The Ledezma-Olvera family house brings us one family closer to providing decent housing for all.
Volunteer and Donor Recognition Dinner
The annual Volunteer and Donor Recognition Dinner took place at First Presbyterian Church, October 12, 2013. The event included a silent auction of a doll house, paintings, an assortment of desserts, and other exciting items. All
past and present volunteers and donors were honored. We estimate that over 200 people have volunteered this
past year alone. We want to thank all of the volunteers for their commitment and hard work.
Kayak Red Ticket Auction Winner
The drawing for the handmade, competition quality kayak was held at BancFirst on October 1, 2013. The kayak was awarded to Carlos Brown of Tahlequah. Congratulations Carlos!
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 News 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, etc. We ask that all donated items be in good working order, and remember that your donations are tax-deductible.
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.
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: