Repair & Renovation

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 Dow Volunteers!

DSCN1249Over a two day period this week, more than 20 volunteers showed up to volunteer for Kaua‘i Habitat’s Repair and Renovation Program! The volunteers from Dow AgroSciences were making america beautiful as part of the Great American Cleanup program of which Dow is a National Sponsor. Over the two day period the group managed to clear the yard of debris and paint the exterior of the home of Elvis and Debbie Troche who lost their home to a tragic fire a few years ago. With the help of Kaua‘i Habitat and a generous donation of an unused house there is now a home where their original home once stood. With the help of volunteers such as these the Troche Family will be back in their home before you know it. Mahalo volunteers! photo 1photo 2photo 3

20 Wahine Join Beniamina family for Lowe’s Women Build

IMG_1206What a remarkable day doing demo work with our wahine crew at Lowe’s #WomenBuild ! Homeowner Kanani Beniamina and a few of our wahine are featured in the attached picture. When asked what she thought about the interior demo work moving along so quickly, Kanani said, “Mahalo Ke Akua” – thank you Lord!