Class on How to Paint and Trim

Lowe's and Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity are offering free classes this spring during the Women Build event.  The next class on "How to Paint and Trim" is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015, in the training room at the Tahlequah Lowe's store behind the customer service desk.  This is a free class taught by Lowe's Heroes.  The class is geared for women, but men are also welcome.  Please let us know if you plan to attend the class by calling and leaving a message on the Habitat office phone at 918.453.1332.


The Zumbathon "Raise the Roof to Raise a Roof" event is scheduled to occur on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the NSU Jack Dobbins Field House, with registration opening at 6:30 p.m.  Join us for this fun event!  Please consider sponsoring the Zumbathon event.


Volunteers Needed for the Women Build Event

Help us make this year's national Women Build Event even better!  The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Volunteers are needed in all capacities.  Sponsors are also needed!  The Women Build Event sponsorship form is available at: Women Build Sponsorship!  For information on how you can get involved, contact Linda Cheatham, TAHFH Executive Director, at 918.453.1332 or 918.931.7828.

Collegiate Challenge March 2015

On March 8, 2015, we welcomed 16 students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, to spend one week working on Habitat House #22.  While the students were here they stayed at First Baptist Church in Hulbert.  Also, on March 15, 2015, we were pleased to welcome students from the University of Texas at Dallas to work on the current Habitat House for a few days.  They also stayed at First Baptist Church in Hulbert.

Closing for Habitat House #21


Photo above:  From left Theresa Wheeler, Closer for Medearis Title and Closing obtains signatures from Lindsey Rhoads and Jason Rhoads, homeowners for Habitat House #21 and Steve Smith, Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity President.  The Rhoads family were selected and qualified to purchase a 1,296 square foot home located on Bean Street.  As part of the requirements, the Rhoads contributed 250 hours of sweat equity along with family and friends who supplied an additional 250 hours. 

Munchkin House

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the Munchkin House drawing, which was held December 11, 2014, at BancFirst, Tahlequah.  Congratulations to Theresa Gullet, who won the Munchkin House!


Construction on House #22
House #22 is being built for Bobby and Rebecka Sissom, and their daughter Rose (below).  House #22 is located at 6751 W. 774 Road, Hulbert, Oklahoma.


Volunteers Needed to Help Build House #22
Please sign up here to volunteer to help build House #22: Build House #22.

Volunteers Needed to Provide Meals to Help Build House #22
Please sign up here to provide meals for the workers who are building House #22: Meals House #22.

House #22
House #22 construction schedule: House Construction Schedule.

Applying for a Habitat House
Information concerning the qualifications for applying for a Habitat house is available at:  How To Apply.

House Blessing for House #21
The house blessing for House #21 took place on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  The house, located at 189 Bean Street, Tahlequah, was built for Jason and Lindsey Rhoads and their three children.

Cars for Homes

Do you have an old or unneeded car, truck, boat or other vehicle sitting in your driveway, or taking up space in your garage?  Consider donating your unneeded vehicle to Habitat for Humanity through Cars for Homes.


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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