Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County putting record donation to use
A Habitat for Humanity Home in Southfield that was completed a few months ago has a new homeowner, and the key ceremony will happen this spring. It’s a momentous occasion for the family, and comes on the heels of a major donation to the nonprofit.
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley kicks off 2021 Women Build home
Volunteers for Women Build 2021 pose at the Simby family home in Ypsilanti. YPSILANTI, Mich. – Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley began work on its 2021 Women Build home with volunteers on Friday. A volunteer helps with renovations on the 2021 Women Build home on March 26, 2021. (Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley)“We are excited to safely host volunteers with Health & Safety Guidelines related to COVID-19,” Borst continued. To learn more about Women Build or to sign up, visit www.h4h.org/women-build.
Habitat for Humanity builds ramp for 93-year-old veteran from Trenton
But that is where Habitat for Humanity stepped in. Now the veteran is getting a brand new ramp free of charge. His stepdaughter reached out to Habitat for Humanity to help fund the project for her stepfather who served in the Korean War and World War II. Andrews lives in Trenton so the project was a little bit of a stretch for Habitat for Humanity in Livingston County, but they were able to work it out since veteran related projects are a priority. “For us, it’s important to help elderly people age in place, that’s a big thing that we put emphasis on,” said Ryan Skomial of Habitat for Humanity.
Zingerman’s team up with Habitat for Humanity throughout October
ANN ARBOR – Zingerman’s Community of Businesses are collectively raising funds with special events and donation requests to help Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley throughout the month of October. For a decade, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses have supported Habitat’s mission by providing in-kind donations of products, financial support of home renovation work, engaging employees to volunteer on Habitat work sites and providing Zingerman’s partners to serve on the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (HHHV) Board of Directors. Additionally, many of Zingerman’s businesses will have a ‘donate to Habitat’ option on their websites, while Zingerman’s Deli will also include information on Habitat in takeout orders. Zingerman’s employees kicked off the October festivities with a volunteer build day at Habitat on Thursday, where employees worked at one of Habitat’s home renovation projects. The shop -- located at 710 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor -- will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree chosen
(CNN) - The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has officially been selected, and it's coming from Florida ... New York that is. The famous tree will be coming from the Village of Florida in Orange County, New York. The tree is the Center's normal Norway Spruce, and was chosen from several submissions. After the tree is cut on November 7, the Center plants a young tree in its place. Then after the holidays, it donates the chosen tree to the Habitat for Humanity to be used for lumber on their home projects.
Drawing found in New York thrift store could be worth $100K
A previously unknown drawing by Egon Schiele turned up in a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens, New York, more than 100 years after the Austrian painter's death -- and it could sell for more than $100,000. (CNN) - A previously unknown drawing by Egon Schiele turned up in a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens, New York, more than 100 years after the Austrian painter's death -- and it could sell for more than $100,000. The next set of photos was better, and she asked the man to bring the drawing to the gallery. If it sells, the man who found the drawing plans to donate some of the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity New York City, Kallir said. Karen Haycox, chief executive of Habitat for Humanity New York City, told The Art Newspaper.