Archive for January 2012

Up on the rooftop…

Glad for some dry weather as we replace roofing material on our building that houses our offices, baseyard, and ReStore. We’re gearing up for our next Global Village volunteer group, led by Jan Roberta, due to arrive in the next couple weeks!

Flooring installed at our current build in Kalaheo

Our current build in Kalaheo is coming along nicely. Returning visiting volunteers Lonn Liffick of Oregon and Maria Small of Washington helped install wood flooring last week. Mahalo Lonn and Maria!

Hammering, sawing for Humanity – MidWeek Kauai

Building affordable homes for those who are less fortunate is the foundation of what Stephen Spears and Anne Dimock do at Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity. Read the full article in MidWeek Kauai.

2012 Garden Isle Tri-Fest

Have fun, get fit, AND support Kaua‘i Habitat this St. Patrick’s Day March 17 at the 2012 Garden Isle Tri Fest at Kaua‘i Marriott Resort, Kalapaki Bay. Proceeds will support Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach scholarship fund. Register today!

“Using Every Tool” from Habitat World Jan. 13, 2012

Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford on rehabilitation of existing housing, advocacy, and strategic planning as tools for creative housing solutions: http://magazine.habitat.org/stories/using-every-tool

E Komo Mai Global Village Team Glover!

E komo mai ~ welcome ~ to our Global Village team from Canada, led by Brandon Glover! The team is here for one week and they’re ready to get started with construction on Dellvyne Gandia’s house in Anahola.

It’s easy to “like” Valspar Paint!

It’s easy to like Valspar Paint, Habitat for Humanity’s national paint partner. On Kaua‘i, they have contributed paint to each of our Habitat houses, helping keep expenses down and making Kaua‘i Habitat homes truly affordable.

This month, Valspar is ramping up its efforts to support Habitat through their “Like to Change the World” initiative. For every new “like” on Valspar’s Facebook page (through 1/31/12), $1 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to support the construction of simple, decent and affordable housing. Kaua‘i Habitat likes Valspar – won’t you like them too?

Grants awarded for truck purchase

Mahalo nui to G. N. Wilcox Trust, and Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); and to S. W. Wilcox Trust (Bank of Hawaii, agent) for their generosity in awarding grants of $15,000, $5,000, and $10,000 respectively toward the purchase of a used flat bed truck. The much needed truck will help us step up our efficiency and productivity with towing, loading, and hauling tasks for multiple construction projects across the island.

Happy New Year 2012 to all our great supporters!