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The Brick and Mortar 3rd Quarter

September 2015

~Houston Habitat Builds their 1,000th House!~

This fall, Houston Habitat welcomes back several build teams that have supported us throughout the years, and 3 special builds are taking place that we are really excited about. This month, the return of Apache, Brentwood Baptist Church, Chevron, Houston 1st Baptist, Isla Carrol Turner Trust, Marathon Oil, and Wells Fargo kicks off the start of another build season as we look forward to building 9 more houses in the Harrel Park community, and 3 houses in the historic Settagast community. These builds include a Vet Build, a home honoring Pope Francis, and a milestone build celebrating our 1,000th house! We are so excited that we have reached this milestone with Chevron as our partner for this commemorative project. Chevron, who has worked alongside numerous Partner Families for 17 consecutive years, generously stewarded the building a total of 32 full homes and 12 partial homes. We have a few celebrations in store in the coming month. (See more on page 3). Other teams supporting our builds this fall include Daikin, Kinkaid, Conoco Phillips, Dow, Columbia Pipeline, and Aramco. Join us as we move along the continuum of making Houston a place where everyone has a decent place to live!



~Welcome Home~

Through hard work and dedication Mrs. Price closed on her Habitat home in record time! Way to go!

A BIG congratulations to the House That Ching Built Partner Family, the Jenkins Family, on closing on the Habitat home in August!

~A Blessed Dedication~ The Houston Habitat event team was a little nervous that the rainy weather would keep our guests from being able to attend our August New Home Dedication on Thursday, August 20, 2015, but as our Partner Family member, Ms. Clay said, "God will ensure safe travels to all the attendees as this is a special and blessed day!" and boy was she right! We had a full house full of love, laughter and blessings! Thank you to all our sponsors, guests and Partner Families attend our dedication to help us celebrate our Partner Families and dedication their new Habitat Homes!



~Save the Date & Help HHFH Celebrate 1,000 Homes~ Mark your calendars! The Houston Habitat for Humanity 2015 Building a Dream Breakfast will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Junior League of Houston Ballroom with Keynote Speaker, Clive Rainey, Guatemala Habitat Board Member and Habitat International’s first volunteer. Join us for breakfast and learn about Houston Habitat’s exciting future building plans, our ReStore and the families we help!

Click here for more information & table sponsorship opportunities!

As we work to build the dream of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, we also work to build better neighborhoods, better communities, and a better Houston. Houston Habitat invites you to participate in our symposium “Home Is Where the Start Is” following the Building a Dream Breakfast, October 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Tea Room of the Junior League.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Founding Director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research Michael Fineberg, Co-founder and Superintendent of KIPP Houston Luncheon Keynote: Reverend Harvey Clemons, Jr., Pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church & Founder of 5th Ward CRC

Click here for more information on how you can get involved! 9/14/2015


~Whirlpool Committed to Habitat Mission ~ Building on a 16-year partnership, Whirlpool Corporation announced in August that it will continue to provide a new range and refrigerator for every new Habitat for Humanity home in the U.S. in 2015, donating up to $5 million in products throughout the year.

Whirlpool team building on a Habitat home. Photo courtesy of Habitat International.

“We are grateful to Whirlpool for their continued commitment to furthering the mission of Habitat," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "The donation of a range and refrigerator for Habitat homes in the U.S. is just one way Whirlpool helps families who need a helping hand, and we appreciate their faithful partnership." Houston Habitat is thankful for Whirlpool and their dedication to our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live!

~Run for a Reason~

Help Team Habitat Run to Build by becoming a personal fundraiser for the 2015-2016 Houston Marathon. You can help us raise vital funds while training for your marathon, half marathon, 5K or just as a supporter! Creating a Fundraising Page is simple: 1. Visit Houston Habitat’s Charity Page on the Houston Marathon website 2. Click on Become a Fundraiser at the top of the page 3. Create your profile 4. Share your fundraising page with your family and friends!



~Come Meet the ReStore Team at the Texas Home and Garden Show~ Come visit the Houston Habitat ReStore at The 29th Annual Texas Home and Garden Show Houston and learn more about our non-profit home improvement store and our home ownership program! The Texas Home and Garden Show Houston is a two day event will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 and Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the NRG Center. This is the premier event for all your home and garden needs and offers great tips and advice for all your DIY home projects! A special thanks to the GHBA Garage Sale for supporting our Houston Habitat ReStore! The GHBA garage Sale will donate any unsold merchandise from the event to our ReStore!.

~DIY~ Check out this awesome DIY project! This fireplace mantel was made from materials found at the ReStore! Do you have pictures of your ReStore find in action? We would love to share them with our DIY'ers. Send them to and you may be featured on our social media!



~World Habitat Day~ SAVE THE DATE! On Monday, October 5, 2015 Houston Habitat for Humanity will join the United Nations General Assembly in observing the 30th anniversary of World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is set aside to recognize the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter, and to encourage grassroots action toward ending poverty housing. Visit our website at soon for more details! Brick and Mortar Contributors: Denise Bates, Communications Director Melissa Fox, Communications & Events Coordinator

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.




Dear Friend of Houston Habitat and Kroger Shopper, Thank you for supporting Houston Habitat for Humanity through your Kroger Plus Card. We are using the donations that you have made possible to help hard-working, low-income families achieve the dream of home ownership. Each year, Kroger customers must relink Houston Habitat to their Kroger Plus Card accounts. Registration for the 2015-2016 year is now open. Please go to Kroger Community Rewards to do so. Don’t have an account? Click on “Create an Account” to register your Kroger Plus Card. You will enter basic information and confirm your email address. Already have an account? Click on “Sign In” to access your account. Click on “Edit” and re-enter Houston Habitat for Humanity’s identifying number – 80051. You should see your account updated to reflect the enrollment date. Should you have any problems, please contact Kroger’s Online Account Customer Service at 1-866-221-4141. Remember, customers must swipe their registered Kroger plus Cards or enter their phone number when shopping for each purchase to count. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, please consider applying for one at the customer service desk of your local store. By partnering with Kroger to support Houston Habitat for Humanity, we give a hand up to hardworking, low-income families and truly make a difference! Sincerely, Allison Hay Executive Director

The Brick and Mortar 2015 09 September  

The Brick and Mortar 2015-09 September HHFHCommunications Houston Habitat for Humanity Newsletter September 2015

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