Archive for March 2012

What’s that construction all about in `Ele`ele?

Wonder what that construction is all about in `Ele`ele? It’s for our subdivision! Our water line is going in courtesy of Community Development Block Grant funding.

Founder of Kauai Habitat to be celebrated at Prince Kuhio Day event

Stop by & see us at the Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration at Anahola Beach Park this Saturday 11a-5p. Our E.D., Stephen Spears, will be speaking about our founder, the late LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda, and our work at Kaua`i Habitat. You’ll also get a chance to meet our newest homeowner Dellvyne Gandia, who will be at our table that day.

http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/kapaka-arboleda-to-be-celebrated/article_666ee660-5498-11e1-894c-0019bb2963f4.html

Latest pic of our Anahola build for Dellvyne Gandia

Work is really coming along on our Anahola build. Excited homeowner Dellvyne Gandia just picked out her paint color – a beautiful deep blue. Expected completion: late June. Only 3 more months to go!

Garden Isle Tri Fest is tomorrow!

The Garden Isle Tri Fest is tomorrow! Help us cheer on all participants, including our very own board member Julian Coiner! For details, visit www.gardenislandtrifest.com

March 11-17 is Detect-a-Leak Week on Kaua`i!

Got a leak? Here’s a tip from Kauai’s Detect-a-Leak Week to help you find any leaks on your property:

http://www.kauaiwater.org/ce_detectaleak.asp

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week

Today marks the beginning of AmeriCorps Week. Join Kaua`i Habitat as we honor the service and commitment AmeriCorps members provide to our island community and across the nation.

Hats off to our very own Hannah Livingston and Chris Casey for the tremendous work they are doing in support of our affiliate. Mahalo a nui loa!

Our “new” used truck is in!

  Our new used truck is in, thanks to the generosity of G. N. Wilcox Trust and Elsie H. Wilcox
Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee) and S. W. Wilcox Trust (Bank of Hawaii, agent) for
making this happen!

It’s International Women’s Day!

It’s International Women’s Day! We’ll have a WomenBuild day on Kaua`i this year in early May. Meanwhile, read the new research about the positive effects affordable homes have on female heads of households: “Survey of Habitat for Humanity homeowners shows increases in self-esteem, well-being and family health”

http://www.habitat.org/newsroom/2012archive/03_08_2012_wb_survey.aspx#P1_13

Kauai flash flood warning; flooded baseyard

Most of Kaua`i is under a flash flood warning or watch right now. Here’s a picture from our flooded baseyard over the weekend. We were able to move machinery and materials to higher levels and the waters finally drained away. More heavy rains this afternoon, but then we should start drying out.

Clerical/administrative position available (temporary)

We have a temporary need for a clerical/administrative person. Must have good MSOffice skills. Please contact Executive Director Stephen Spears at stephens@kauaihabitat.org.

Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.