Save the Date ! December 2nd, The Westside Singers Concert !

Come join us for our annual Christmas Concert performed by The Westside Singers, on December 2nd, at 3 pm at the United Church of Christ, located at 2032 College Way in Forest Grove. This is a free concert, donations are accepted , and we put this on as a way to say thank you to the local community for supporting our home building program over the last year.

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Here are your Sunday dinner plans..help build a home !!

Come join us for dinner at Elmers in Hillsboro on Sunday November 5th from 4 pm to 8 pm and have a portion of your dinner bill donated to our Home Building program. The more that come, the more they will donate. You must have this flyer to help us out. You can print it here and we will be handing them out at the door as well. See you there !elmers-flyer-2017

Come join us for dinner at Elmers in Hillsboro next Sunday November 5th from 4 pm to 8 pm and have a portion of your dinner bill donated to our Home Building program. The more that come, the more they will donate. You must have this flyer to help us out. You can print it here and we will be handing them out at the door as well. See you there !elmers-flyer-2017

West Tuality Habitat partners with Amazon Smile program.

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Do you shop at Amazon.com?  If so, you can ask Amazon to earmark a donation to Habitat for Humanity!

And it doesn’t cost you a thing.

Amazon let’s their shoppers “vote” on where corporate donations should go.  

So, simply by doing your ordinary shopping, you can make a contribution to West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

 

Here’s how:

Bookmark this link and begin your Amazon online session here:

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-1078791

Voila!  All of your eligible shopping will benefit West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.  

West Tuality Habitat hosts Wells Fargo Bank employees for Build Day

 

 

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West Tuality Habitat for Humanity hosted a group of employees today from various Wells Fargo Banks in the local area who volunteered to help at our house build project, Kidd Court located on 22nd Place in Forest Grove. The employees were branch managers and other level employees.

The group of 9 employees assisted the West Tuality volunteers in various construction projects including insulation, weatherization and light framing tasks. The group contributed over 40 hours of labor to the project in the mornings activities. Wells Fargo employees have a history of contributing to their local community in various ways, and West Tuality Habitats home building project was the choice for this particular service project.

The Wells Fargo employees were served lunch courtesy of West Tuality Habitat and helped finish up the work day at the site before departing. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity would like to think Wells Fargo Bank for allowing these employees to volunteer their service during a normal work day, and to the employees for contributing the time to assist in their project.

The house the group worked on is the first house in the planned 7 house project at Kidd Court, which is named for long time West Tuality Habitat volunteer Richard Kidd who’s dedication and service has helped the group build over 13 houses in the 26 years they have been in existence. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity funds the house building projects from donations, grants and proceeds from its ReStore located at 3731 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

If you know of a group of people from a workplace, church or service club group who would be interested in scheduling a work day at our build site, you can contact our office at 503-359-8459 to make arrangements. You can find complete information on West Tuality Habitat for Humanity at their website at westtualityhabitat.or and you can follow us on Facebook as well, searching West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

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West Tuality Habitat Hires New Construction Program Coordinator

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West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Construction Program Coordinator to oversee their current home building projects in Western Washington County. Local resident Ryan Wiley took over the program this week and is making progress on the current home building project, the 7 house Kidd Court project located on 22nd Place in Forest Grove.

Ryan is a 2005 graduate of Forest Grove High School and a 2017 graduate of Marylhurst University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and is currently an MBA student at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Ryan was a 3 year student in the Viking House program at Forest Grove High School. Ryan served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and served a combat tour in Iraq, and was a member of the Silent Drill Platoon in 2008.

Ryan has operated his own construction business a number of times in between his schooling and military service and continues to work part time at these ventures. Ryan and his wife Lacy, with their German Shepard Keela, live in Forest Grove in a house Ryan remodeled from the floor up. Ryan is looking forward to coordinating the various trades, subcontractors and volunteers as they move forward on the Kidd Court project.

If you are interested in volunteering labor, sponsoring materials or donating to the West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Building program, you can find complete information at the website, westtualityhabitat.org or follow them on Facebook at West Tuality Habitat.

West Tuality partners with Thrivent Financial on a Home Preservation project

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity recently partnered with Thrivent Financial to complete a Home Preservation project in Cornelius Oregon. The Home Preservation Program is an outreach by Habitat for Humanity affiliates that helps repair homes of families who are unable to afford or perform repairs to their properties. This program is funded by Thrivent Financial and Thrivent volunteers also come to assist West Tuality Habitat Volunteers with the actual repairs and improvement projects.

Our current Home Preservation project is serving a family who has some housing needs, and the male family member is confined to a wheel chair and unable to perform many of the tasks required to maintain the home. West Tuality Habitat has replaced some windows, done some basic siding repair, rebuilt a wheel chair ramp and is in the process of completely painting the house. Financial assistance from Thrivent Financial Services and the help of its volunteers make this all possible.

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