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The Brick and Mortar 2nd Quarter

June 2015

~A Warm Welcome to our New Partner Families~ On June 2, 2015 Houston Habitat for Humanity welcomed 28 new Partner Families into our program. This celebration is just the beginning of their journey to homeownership. For the next few months these families will work alongside our volunteers to build their homes and the homes of their neighbors and participate in financial education classes to complete their 300 “sweat equity� hours. Congratulations to our new Partner Families!

For more information about how you can become a Habitat Homeowner, go to:



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~Join Team Habitat & Run to Build~ Houston Habitat is excited to announce we are once again an Official Run for a Reason Houston Marathon Charity for the 2015-2016 season! As an official charity, Houston Habitat is excited to offer our runners guaranteed entries in the full and half marathon through the HERO Program and Fundraising for Registration. All runners for TEAM HABITAT will receive a tech shirt and much more! Already registered for the Houston Marathon or just not a runner? No worries! You can join Team Habitat as a personal fundraiser while training for your marathon, half marathon, 5K or just as a supporter! Become a part of TEAM HABITAT and help us RUN TO BUILD to eradicate poverty through safe, affordable, and decent housing! For more information on how to sign up, contact Melissa Fox at 713.671.9993 ext. 220 or via email at

~Lowe’s Training House~ For two weeks in June, Houston Habitat for Humanity will partner with Lowe’s Home Improvement Store and build a Habitat Home alongside each other from building the walls to putting the last shingle on the roof. Angela Birch Cox, Houston Habitat Development Director, explains, “We at Houston Habitat are excited and grateful that we are taking our longstanding partnership with the Lowe’s team to this next level. The Lowe’s Houston Habitat Training House is the perfect way for Lowe’s greater Houston area associates to combine their passion to make a difference in our community with their passion to serve their customers!”

Mike Bextermueller, Construction Superintendent, explains how to measure and cut for a wall build.

While building, Houston Habitat will offer our expertise to Lowe’s team members on home building; training they will take back to their stores to help their customers build and remodel their own homes! Lowe’s volunteers complete the roof trusses on home



~Congratulations to the ReStore Team!~

Houston Habitat is proud of our ReStore Team for receiving the prestigious Platinum Dealer Award from Universal Flooring Supply. The Houston Habitat for Humanity ReStore is now a designated Platinum Dealer! Way to go!

~Come See What is New at the ReStore~

The Houston Habitat for Humanity ReStore is excited to announce a new line of all natural soap products! Handyman Soaps were created by ReStore volunteers and are made exclusively for ReStores. These soaps are made from plant based ingredients and are gentle on skin and on the environment. Handyman soaps come in a range of scents and are made for hands, laundry and dishes! Be sure to drop by our ReStore today to pick some up for yourself and for your friends!



~Welcome Home Ms. Cooper~

Congratulations to Ms. Debra Cooper for closing on her Habitat Home! Ms. Cooper came to Houston Habitat determined to own a house she could be proud of and to call her own. After completing her 300 “sweat equity” hours and her financial education, she has completed this life-long goal of owning her own home! Brick and Mortar Contributors: Denise Bates, Communications Director Melissa Fox, Communications & Events Coordinator Leela Kristamurphy, HHFH Board Member

3750 N. McCarty St. Houston, TX 77029

Houston Habitat for Humanity, with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built over 950 homes for hard-working, low-income Houstonians. Habitat Partner Families contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” and complete training on home ownership to purchase homes at cost with zero-interest mortgages. For more information about Houston Habitat for Humanity, and the Houston Habitat ReStore – a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center open to the public, go to, or call 713-6719993. Houston Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.



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HHFHCommunications Houston Habitat for Humanity Newsletter June 2015

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