Archive for August 2017

Who’s a Happy Camper

Who’s a happy camper? Well our newest AmeriCorps member for one. Nikita Wilson will be spending the next 10 1/2 months building homes and hope with us as a Construction Supervisor. She has only just arrived and already made it into our local paper, The Garden Island. She wasn’t the only happy camper we know. Our staff and homebuyers were also sharing the happiness in Dennis Fujimoto’s feature in Mondays edition.

Read Happy Camper for Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

KBR Comes Through Again

This past Saturday members of the Kaua‘i Board of Realtors showed their dedication to Kaua‘i Habitat by returning for an additional build day of painting in Anahola. This enthusiastic group of volunteers made a dramatic change to the appearance of the future home of Donna Friend who is building her home on the Department of Hawaiian Homelands in Anahola. This is the second time in under a month that members from KBR volunteered their time and energy to helping us provide affordable housing to the Kaua‘i community! Just a few weeks ago they spent a day with us building homes and hope in ‘Ele‘ele. Way to go KBR! MAHALO!!

Great Article in The Garden Island

Read the great article published in The Garden Island newspaper about our newest homebuyers and the long road that led them to this joyous occasion.

Click here to read – Habitat dedicates 2 new houses

Two Homes Dedicated in Anahola

This past Friday we were able to celebrate the accomplishments of our two newest homebuyers in Anahola! Keys were passed as we dedicated our 133rd and 134th homes on Kaua‘i to the Bungula and Lopez families. We wish these wonderful families nothing but happiness in the years to come! Congratulations! 

Welcome to the `ohana

We are so excited to welcome two new volunteers to the Kaua‘i Habitat ‘ohana!! Tim and Linda from Kalaheo have signed on to be core volunteers at our jobsite. Volunteers play a key role in keeping homes affordable for our homebuyers. Welcome Tim and Linda!! We are so happy you will be building homes and hope with us.

Total Dedication

Talk about dedication!! This amazing mother and daughter team are only on island for four days and chose to spend one of them building homes and hope with Kaua‘i Habitat! Now that’s dedication! Mahalo Mona and Jessica! We are truly impressed. 

Statement by Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford on the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

As the world reacts to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford released a statement sharing what else was going on in Charlottesville that day. You can read the statement that shares a vision that is welcoming to all by clicking here.

Happy Birthday Guy!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of our volunteer extraordinaire Guy! Guy has been a faithful volunteer of Kaua‘i Habitat for years. Longer in fact than many of the staff who honor him today! We are all so inspired by his dedication to our mission and our community. Happy birthday, Guy! We wouldn’t be where we are without you!!! 

Safety for our Homeowners

Lovelan and Ray, affectionately known as Lovey and Kaipo, have been living in their Habitat home for more than a few years now. This truly loving couple has faced more than their fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to health issues. Regardless of what they may be going through, Kaipo and Lovey have remained positive and epitomize what it means to be Habitat homeowners. Kaipo is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army in the late 60’s and early 70’s, and is now facing medical ailments that have raised concerns for his safety in their home. While Lovey is burdened with worry, she is also dealing with her own medical issues. When we learned of the safety concerns faced by the family our Construction Supervisor Nolan Corlett paid them a visit and installed safety rails to reduce the risk of falling while showering in the home. When discussing with Lovey what motivated her to build with Habitat, she expressed it was the thought of her daughter. “I began thinking, what am I going to leave her in life?”, she shared with a staff member, “I wanted to know she would have a home after we are gone”.

 

 

Mahalo KBR

A big mahalo to the volunteers from Kaua‘i Board of Realtors!! This awesome group spent the day prepping homes for paint in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision! We are so appreciative of KBR! It’s through partnerships like these that we are able to provide truly affordable homes!