Groundbreakings: Houses 15 and 16!
House 15 is a forclosure/remodel project in the Sunlight Waters community just south of Cle Elum and House 16 will be a new construction build in Kittitas!
We are very excited to start building with the Brechbiel's and Betz families -
They deserve it!!
We're gearing up to select 2 new partner families!
Auckland and Hoover Home Dedication
December 14th, 2013
Part time, 20 hours per week. Saturday work is necessary. For a full job description and application packet click here, or pick one up at the office, 212 S. Railroad Ave.
Applications are due back by October 18th.
AND THE WINNER IS...
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT COME TO LIFE!
Open 7 Days a Week
1791 Vantage Highway
Join us on Thursday, September 19th when we host
from 5 - 7 pm in the Habitat Store!
There will be appetizers and refreshments,
door prizes, and a scavenger hunt!
All are welcome; we look forward to seeing you!
Valley to Valley Youth Service Day
June 28, 2013
On June 28th, Kittitas County was overrun with 180 energetic youth and their adult leaders from the LDS Maple Valley Stake to kick off their 2013 Youth Conference. It was an incredibly warm, yet beautiful, day packed with service to the community. The aptly named Valley to Valley Youth Service Day included projects across the county:
Site clean-up at House 13 and 14 build sites on Water Street in Ellensburg
A massive clothing yard sale at the Habitat Store in Ellensburg
Paver-making at the Habitat Store in Ellensburg
Demo work on our upcoming rehab project - House 15 in the Sunlight Waters development outside of Cle Elum
The chopping and delivery of 10 cords of firewood to families in need that primarily heat with wood, AND
Some finishing touches on House 11 in Cle Elum including a fence, gate, and some landscaping work
Additionally, the F.I.S.H. Food Bank partnered with our staff to get all these kids fed as part of their summer meals program - a collaboration for which we can't thank them enough - that's a lot of sandwiches (and goodies too)! It was truly an amazing day and we will be adding more photos and (hopefully) video to show you what an amazing amount of work these youth accomplished and how many lives they touched.
Houses 13, 14, & 15
What does owning your own home mean
you and your family?
Ivy Hoover: I have a childhood home, one that I can walk into
and feel safe, warm and protected even though I am an adult.
It was at a birthday party in October 2011 that it hit me-
my children don’t have a childhood home.
I felt an overwhelming sadness and felt that I had failed my children in some way.
It was 3 short months after that I received the phone call
that we were selected to be a Partner Family!
What's been your favorite part
of partnering with Habitat so far?
Adam Aucklund: Working with Habitat has been lots of fun.
We have met many new and wonderful people,
and have really enjoyed working on the job site.
We have especially liked seeing the end results of House 11 and 12.
Tell us about you and your family.
Spring Brechbiel: I'm a single mother of Alexandria (15) and Beau (2)
and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Alexandria is a cheerleader
who loves school and music. Beau is a happy go-lucky goofball
that has had one heart surgery, with more in his future.
His smile and Never Ever Give Up attitude will melt any heart.