Clive Rainey, Habitat for Humanitys ” First Volunteer” Keynote Speaker at Dream Builder Breakfast event

 

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity hosted it’s 1st Dream Builders Breakfast on October 1, 2018 at Prime Time Restaurant in Forest Grove, Oregon. The event in its first year, brought together community members and sponsors to raise funds and awareness for West Tuality Habitat’s home building program in the Forest Grove area. The event was sponsored by Heritage Bank.

Keynote speaker Clive Rainey, who is widely known and acknowledged as Habitat for Humanity’s first volunteer brought a message of community and faith to the group as he related his over 40 years of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the United States and in many international locations. Clive’s message was one of helping others achieve safe and affordable housing, and the role that all volunteers and people can play in that process.

Master of Ceremonies Rudy Tinoco introduced Sonja Katura, who is one of West Tuality Habitat’s current partner families, and she related the positive impact that being a partner family has had on her and her son, as they are currently working on her home in the new Kidd Court subdivision located on 22nd Place in Forest Grove. Minda VanDomlen also offered her experiences as a ReStore employee, and her recent Habitat home presentation, the last house built in the Cooper Corner project on 19th Avenue in Forest Grove.

Funds raised at this breakfast event will go towards the current home building project. Donations can also be made at the West Tuality Habitat website at www.westtualityhabitat.org. You can also follow the activities of West Tuality at the Facebook page, West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in the Forest Grove area since 1996 and is currently building it’s 14th home in the new Kidd Court subdivision in Forest Grove. West Tuality Habitat also operates the Forest Grove Habitat ReStore located at 3731 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. The ReStore in it’s 10th year of operation receives donations of reusable and resalable furniture, appliances, home good, building supplies and materials and resells them to the public at under retail pricing, with funds raised going to support the operations of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

Join us for a Home Repair Event on September 15th – We need your help !!

Join us for a day of volunteering and fellowship on Saturday, September 15 as we come together again to work on homes of community members who need help with exterior repairs – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..

 

We will fix fences, trim bushes, clean up yard debris and more, at locations in Forest Grove, Gaston and Cornelius. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To confirm participation and locations, e-mail: volunteer@westtualityhabitat.org or call: 503-359-8459.

 

Sponsored by West Tuality habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Financial Services, Laura Thompson-Aue agent.

 

West Tuality Habitat and Thrivent Financial Home Repair Event September 15th

Join us for a day of volunteering and fellowship on Saturday, September 15 as we come together again to work on homes of community members who need help with exterior repairs – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..

 

We will fix fences, trim bushes, clean up yard debris and more, at locations in Forest Grove, Gaston and Cornelius. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To confirm participation and locations, e-mail: volunteer@westtualityhabitat.org or call: 503-359-8459.

 

Sponsored by West Tuality habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Financial Services, Laura Thompson-Aue agent.

 

West Tuality Habitat presents new Habitat Home to the Epler family

On Saturday August 18th, 2018, West Tuality Habitat for Humanity presented to the Richard and Jessica Epler family, a new Habitat for Humanity built home located at 1523 22nd Place in Forest Grove. This is the 13th home built by West Tuality Habitat for Humanity and the first of 7 homes planned to be built at the Kidd Court Project. The project is named in honor of local resident and former Forest Grove Mayor and Councilman Richard Kidd.

The presentation and dedication event featured community members, West Tuality Habitat Board of Directors and staff and community members. West Tuality Habitat Board President Mike Hundley welcomed the crowd that gathered at the home, located at 1523 22nd Place in Forest Grove. He also introduced the West Tuality Habitat Board of Directors members that were present at the event. Reverend Richard Osburn offered a blessing and prayer in dedication of the new home. New home owners Richard and Jessica Epler addressed the crowd and thanked the many individuals involved with the construction of the new home.

West Tuality Habitat Executive Director Virginia Ohler then addressed the gathering, high lighting the many individuals and corporate sponsors that participated in the construction process, and then invited Richard and Jessica to cut the ribbon on the door of their new home. Tours of the new home were then made available and hot dogs and refreshments were served. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity would like to thank all the people involved in the construction of this home and project, and would also like to thank the local community for their overwhelming support in support of their mission to bring affordable home ownership to citizens of Western Washington County.

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.  West Tuality Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in the local community since 1996. They also operate the Forest Grove ReStore located at 3731 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. The ReStore receives donations of furniture, appliance, building supplies and materials and resells them, with proceeds helping to fund the operations of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

West Tuality Habitat House Presentation

Habitat for Humanity House Presentation

August 18, 2018 2:00 PM

1523 22nd Place Forest Grove, OR

 

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity will present to the Richard and Jessica Epler family, a new Habitat for Humanity built home located at 1523 22nd Place in Forest Grove. This is the 13th home built by West Tuality Habitat for Humanity and the first of 7 homes planned to be built at the Kidd Court Project. The project is named in honor of local resident and former Forest Grove Mayor and Councilman Richard Kidd. Richard Kidd has been involved with West Tuality Habitat since it was established in 1996.

The presentation and dedication event will feature community members, West Tuality Habitat Board of Directors and staff and community members. This event and house is the result of over 5,000 hours of volunteer labor, and family participation in the build process. Corporate sponsors have also supplied materials and other gift in kind donations. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. They also operate the Forest Grove Habitat ReStore located at 3731 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. The ReStore receives donations of furniture, appliance, building supplies and materials and resells them with proceeds funding the operations of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

Directions to Kidd Court: Pacific Avenue turns into  E” Street at Tome McCall School. Continue on “E” Street to 23rd Avenue. Turn right on 23rd Avenue and go to “ D “ Street. Turn right on “D” Street and go to 22nd Place on the right.

West Tuality Habitat Partner Families selected for Rotary Shopping

Several of the current West Tuality Habitat for Humanity partner families were recently selected by the local Rotary club in Forest Grove to receive a $ 500 shopping card and event at the local WalMart store in Cornelius. These familes gathered at the local WalMart on December 13, and accompanied by both representatives of the local Rotary Club and West Tuality Habitat were able to selected various items for their families for the Christmas season.

The families were able to get home items, food, toys for the children and other household items. This is part of Rotary various community outreach and is funded by their various fund raising events in the Forest Grove area.

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in the local community for over 25 years and has built 13 home to date. They are currently building their 14th home in the new Kidd Court project located on 22nd Place in Forest Grove. They also operate the Forest Grove Habitat for Humanity Restore at 3731 Pacific Avenue to help generate funds for their operations. You can donate to West Tuality Habitat for Humanity’s mission by going to their web site at westtualityhabitat.org/donate. For more information on how to help, you can go to the website or contact the office at 503-359-8459.dsc_0076 dsc_0080 dsc_0082dsc_0080dsc_0076

Sonrise Church volunteers assist West Tuality in Home Repair Projects

On Saturday December 16th, 2017 local church members from Sonrise Church Forest Grove assisted West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Volunteers in working on some Critical Home Repair projects for local residents. 9 volunteers from Sonrise Church joined WestTuality Habitat staff members and volunteers as they worked on two local homes.

The volunteer group cleaned up leaves, insulated pipes and did minor roof repairs on a home in Cornelius, completing the repair projects on that home. They then went to a home in the Gales Creek area where they performed clean up activities in preparation for more extensive repairs to the home in some later stages of the Home Repair project.

The Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repairs and Home Preservation program allows local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to provide repair and maintenance services to qualified families in the goal of keeping these homes in good repair and functional for the resident families.

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in the local community for over 25 years and has built 14 home to date. They are currently building their 14th home in the new Kidd Court project located on 22nd Place in Forest Grove. They also operate the Forest Grove Habitat for Humanity Restore at 3731 Pacific Avenue to help generate funds for their operations. You can donate to West Tuality Habitat for Humanity’s mission by going to their web site at westtualityhabitat.org/donate. For more information on how to help, you can go to the website or contact the office at 503-359-8459.dsc_0109