Holiday Weekend = Home Improvement
Long holiday weekends call special projects, like home remodel and improvement. Fortunately, Habitat for Humanity is hosting another home improvement sale this Saturday, May 25, from 8:00 – 3:00 at 602 E. Brockett in Sherman, six blocks west of Austin College.
We want to make our large stash of wood blinds disappear (with brand names like Levelor), so they are all priced at $20! Blind Master Sam Knipling will be on hand to answer all your questions about installation. Bring your measurements!
Also, we have a new shipment of flooring materials. We have five thousand square feet of stuff and inexpensive prices. See you there!
New Family; New Home!
Shona and Keisha Taylor and their children will be the proud homeowners of a new house in Denison. The lot at 514 W. Elm, donated by the City of Denison, has been prepared, with dead trees removed and brush cleared. A slab will be in place and the first walls will be ready to go up on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00am.
If you’ve never been part of a wall raising ceremony and celebration, come join us! It takes a crowd to raise the walls and transform a concrete slab into a family’s home.
There’s almost nothing better than curling up with a good book on a chilly day, especially with one of Diana Cosby’s romantic suspense novels set in medieval Scotland. But one thing even better is building a warm, safe, and secure Habitat house for a deserving family. It gives families more than just a home; it provides a foundation on which to start their future and build their dreams.
Diana’s readers have an opportunity to build such a house. As readers send contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, watch the bookshelf fill with every donation. The goal is to fund an entire home - $55,000, in order to start construction on a new house of dreams. Send your donation via PayPal using the Donate button below or donate funds the old-fashioned way—a check works just fine!
Watch the bookshelf at the top of the left-hand column as it fills with colorful books!
Don’t Stop Them; They’re Painting!
Cigna volunteers have signed on for three workdays this fall, and this crew arrived at the warehouse ready to go for off-site painting. Doors, frames, and trim were ready to go in a few hours.
Kiwanis Helps Plan for the Future
Kiwanis Club of Sherman recently made a generous donation of $500 toward Habitat's work in the next year. Kris Mazzant-Thorpe made the presentation.
Cast of Thousands
Caterpillar employees showed up en masse to get a good running start on the storage building and to install soffit and siding on Saturday. They made up a significant chunk of the crew of 48 (yes, 48!) people who showed up to help. In the last five years, Caterpillar has helped build ten Habitat houses.
We Are So Proud!
Members of the Board of Directors were pleased as punch to show off the plaque honoring Habitat for Humanity as Social Services Agency of the Year from Grayson County Social Service Association. There were outstanding agencies nominated for this award, and we are so grateful to have been selected.
Raising the Roof in Pottsboro
Volunteers don’t mind decking the roof during such glorious weather! Looks great, doesn’t it?
Square Foot of Love
Volunteers decorated the slab for our first Pottsboro house with one-foot squares, honoring donors who had contributed $48 in construction costs. Wall raising for this house is Saturday, September 8 at 10:00am. Please join us!
Want to support Habitat the easy way? Shop at Kroger!
You can support Habitat for Humanity by grocery shopping! Present this barcode (click here to download and print the letter) along with your Kroger Plus card, and from July 1 until April 30, 2013, Kroger will donate a percentage of your eligible purchases to our Habitat affiliate. There is no cost to you, it does not affect your Plus card discount, and it is good at any Kroger store in Texas and Louisiana. This is the way that Kroger contributes annually to their customers’ favorite organizations. Thanks for shopping at Kroger.
We're expanding to Pottsboro!
This is the build site for two Habitat houses to be built in Pottsboro. The first, fronting Cardinal Lane, will be started in about two months. Notice the enormous pecan trees that will shade the new house.
Curtis and Carrie Miller and their four children will be the first family to purchase a Habitat house in Pottsboro. They are working on their sweat equity hours, practicing patience, and thinking cool thoughts until the build begins this fall.
Women Build Volunteers Paint a New Future
A house in much need of some t.l.c. is getting a face lift, thanks to Women Build volunteers. Mrs. Marilyn Turman, the 92-year-old Denison homeowner, will be safer and more comfortable in her home after Habitat volunteers complete all the exterior repairs: replacing siding, re-caulking, and lots of painting.
Women Build volunteers completed the painting and repairs, and this house is good to go for the next dozen or so years.
Big Smile, New Homeowner!
Natosha DeHorney and her three children enjoyed Christmas in their new home after a whirlwind of a build. More than 250 volunteers contributed about 3000 hours to complete the DeHorneys' home in a record seven weeks. Now enjoy a holiday break, y'all.
Ribbon Cutting the Habitat Way
Judge Horace Groff made quick work of cutting the 2'X 4' to celebrate the opening of Habitat's new tool trailer, purchased thanks to a generous grant from Elias and Hanna Regensburger Foundation. After years of transporting supplies in cars, pickups, vans, and open trailers, the construction crew has a beautiful, well-organized home for the affiliate's tools. No fingerprints, please!
The Square Foot Club
The Square Foot Club is a fun and easy way to get your friends, neighbors, family members, Sunday school class, sports team, hobby group, club members and even your office buddies involved in the effort to eliminate poverty housing through Habitat for Humanity - all for just pennies a day. Click here to read all about it!
Flowers for Homes
Grayson County Master Gardeners are rightfully proud of their landscape accomplishments on Brents street in Sherman. The MG's add curb appeal to each project.
Men in Green
A crew from Atmos Energy built the backyard storage building for House #21.