Archive for December 2011

Our new Repair & Renovation Program is underway!

On December 10, 2011, Kaua‘i Habitat began its first project in this new program – a roof repair for Marine veteran
JQ Smith – funded through Lowe’s “Hammers for Heroes” in remembrance of Pearl Harbor.

Mahalo to the hard-working volunteers who came out that day to begin the much-needed roof repair work. Special thanks also goes out to our Repair and Renovation Funding Partners who have made this entire program possible: Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Omidyar Ohana Fund, Atherton Family Foundation, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

The goal of our program is to repair and renovate existing affordable housing units using our self-help model, so that families will continue to have a place to live. We’ll be doing more Repair and Renovation work in the weeks and months to come. Be sure to check back with us for future updates.

Kauai Board of Realtors Build-a-Thon

Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and the Kauai Board of REALTORS® are partnering up for Build-A-Thon 2012, “Working Together to Build a Better Kaua‘i.” On August 4 and 5, REALTORS across Kaua‘i will  swing hammers for two days of building affordable homes for three families in Anahola. Participants will have an opportunity to work alongside Habitat homeowners to hammer, paint, and raise the walls on these three new homes. It’s part of a project for eight homes that Habitat for Humanity will build in the Anahola community.

Click here to read the story  published in The Garden Island newspaper, April 20, 2012.