Habitat Headlines
November 7, 2017
Friday night's entertainment included a show from
Alan Turner and John Michael Montgomery!
Event Recap:
Country Road Take Me Home
On Friday, November 3, more than 350 people came together to support Macomb County Habitat for Humanity for our annual fundraiser. This year we were able to highlight the work Habitat does for local veterans, accompanied by a country music concert featuring Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band, and country music superstar, John Michael Montgomery!

While the event was a great success and fun was had by all, due to a few technical issues, we did not meet our fundraising goal during the "Raise the Roof" freewill giving and we need your help! With the high cost of hiring a professional for the freewill offering, we opted to try something new and embrace technology to help us achieve our goal of $20,000. As a result, we didn't even meet a quarter of our goal, and we need to raise an additional $16,500 to successfully "Raise the Roof." Help us by texting the keyword "Habitat" to 586-204-1895 to complete your gift, or click on the link below to donate today!

Click here to watch the thermometer climb as your gifts are submitted. Please give, and give generously!
From left: Honorary Co-Chairs Andy Dunbar, Andy Appleby, Ursula Warren, Pam Lavers, Colonel Mark Manor, Helen Hicks
Honorary Co-Chair Ursula Warren presents Walter Jendhoff with the Golden Hammer Award
Honorary Co-Chair Pam Lavers presents Angie Lommen from BAE Systems with the Community Veteran Partner Award
Distinguished Guest, Colonel Mark Manor presents the 2017 Spirit Award to Nancy Susick, Troy Beaumont
Honorary Co-Chair Andy Appleby presents the Donor of the Year award to Andy Dunbar, IBEW Local 58
Honorary Co-Chair Andy Dunbar introduces keynote speaker, Paul Owens
Alan Turner in action
Headliner John Michael Montgomery encourages the crowd to sing along
Guests were invited to write holiday cards to our troops deployed overseas at our "Letters from Home" station.
Blog: Can you make ten wishes come true this season?
People always tell me to be honest with donors and volunteers. They say, “Tell them the real deal. Don’t pretty up the truth but rather, tell them what you truly need.”

And so, during this season where miracles happen and dreams come true, I’ll do just that.
Helen Hicks
President & CEO
Quotes for a Cause
Beginning August 1 through the duration of 2017, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with First Independent - Descamps Insurance Agency for "Quotes for a Cause!" For each home & auto quote, or business owners policy quote, mention Quotes for a Cause, or Macomb County Habitat, and we will receive a $5 donation!

Call Jim Daniel, Joe Descamps or Dan Steele at 888-513-9361 to get your quote today!
In the News... Friend's actions against bullies rewarded with a home for Thanksgiving
Trevor Grimes, 16, of Clinton Township and his good friend, Armontay Chatman, 17, of Detroit, who will soon be living in a new home in Warren thanks to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity and a team of good samaritans.
Donor Spotlight
A huge thank you goes out to MFC Netform, Shelby Township this month! Executive VP, Tim Cripsey, brought an eager crew to work on the interior of our Romeo Build. While there, he noticed the condition of our construction supply truck. Ten days later employees of MFC Netform added a new bumper, 2 new tires, windshield wipers, new floor, seat/wheel covers in a detailed cab, new storage for tools and hardware and other features for a great refreshing of that truck. Next, Sarais Jackson will be getting a welcome mat for volunteers to wipe their feet before entering. Thanks, Tim!
Faith Partner Spotlight
Our key Faith Partner in October was St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Shelby Township. Barb Bakotich arranged a crew to help build in Romeo, and she mobilized youth to prepare all the favors (patriotic bandanas surrounding hard candy) for our Gala. Thanks, Barb!

The team at Trinity Lutheran’s Early Childhood Center in Clinton Township also helped with the Gala by getting our bid paddles ready.
Thrivent Financial representative Ann Escandon spearheaded a Thrivent Builds Repairs porch rebuild in Sterling Heights, joined by the Detroit Malayalee Association.
Also a special thank you to Parkway Christian Schools who included a team in our Shelby ReStore building storage areas for their Macomb Serve Day.
Get your church, religious group or organization involved with Macomb Habitat!
Contact our Faith and Volunteer Relations Manager, Dave Tirsell at dtirsell@macombhabitat.org to discuss the opportunities we have available!
Volunteer News
Corporate teams who joined us in October included a big crew from Chemical Bank, recruited by Brian Crabtree, for work in Romeo. Tweddle Group returned, as did Fiat Chrysler. First time partner, Continental Corporation, was busy at our rehab on Continental Ave. in Warren, of course. Work began on our special project on Dodge Ave. in Warren, rehabbing a home from the walls in, with a team from Hubbell, Roth and Clark, led by Nancy Faught.
Chemical Bank volunteers in Romeo
Hubbell, Roth & Clark
joined us on a rehab project in Warren
In Memoria

Glenn Haege
Two Habitat partners passed recently and certainly will be missed. First was Glenn Haege, a Macomb Twp. resident, whose decades of Home Handyman radio broadcasts and Detroit News columns informed and encourages thousands to tackle home repairs creatively. He often talked up Habitat ReStores as a great place to find a bargain for remodeling. Glenn was just 70 when he died.
Bill Bade
Bill Bade was a weekly volunteer with his wife, Dorothy, for Detroit Habitat starting in 2003, and joined Macomb Habitat efforts in recent years. Bill recorded 97 volunteer days with us since 2011, ready with a smile and quiet confidence to get a job done well. Carpentry, trim and cabinet work was a special interest for Bill, but he was ready to do almost anything to help get a home built or rehabbed with his friend, Tom Thompson, and others.
Volunteer Opportunities
Check out the Volunteer Hub for upcoming projects. Another Thrivent Builds Repairs project is scheduled for Sat., Nov. 11 th . Several dates will be added for mostly interior work on Dodge in Warren as we rehab that home.
ReStore News
We need your donations!

Our inventory is light on cabinets, appliances, washers, dryers and windows. If you don't have a vehicle to drop off the items, we provide FREE pick-up in Macomb County! Call 586.263.1540 to schedule your pick up today!

... And Shoppers!
We have an abundance of ceramic tile and $10 dollar Michigan doors at both ReStore locations.
Motown Soup in Shelby Township!
Looking for a great addition to your cupboard or some gifts for the holidays? Macomb Habitat has begun selling soups and other offerings from Motown Soup at our ReStore in Shelby Twp. The mixes are prepared in a commercial kitchen by volunteers at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica. Large mixes serve 4-6 and small ones serve 2-3 people. We can add to what we offer as we discover what your favorites are. Your purchase helps support Macomb County Habitat families. In the past 12 years, Motown Soup has donated over $750,000 in profits to charities and nonprofits in our region, including grants to our organization. 
We have two ReStore locations in Macomb County open to the public!
Shelby Township ReStore: 46660 Van Dyke (south of 21 Mile)
Warren ReStore: 23211 Van Dyke (north of 9 Mile)

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity as your Nonprofit of Choice!
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

To make Macomb County Habitat for Humanity your charity of choice, visit smile.amazon.com  and log in to your Amazon account from your desktop or mobile device.

Hover your cursor over your account, and select "Your AmazonSmile" from the menu.

Select the option to "Change your Charity"
In the search bar, to pick your own charitable organization, type in "Macomb County Habitat for Humanity."

Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity from the list.
Every time you shop at Kroger, you can make a donation to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity and help the families we serve in the community to provide decent, affordable housing. 
 
It's simple!  
1. Click on this link   or visit  Kroger.com/account/create
2. Create a profile 
3. Click on Community Rewards
4. Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity
 
Every time you shop at Kroger, and scan your Kroger Plus Card, they will donate a percentage of your purchase to Macomb County Habitat and our mission to bring families together by building homes, communities and hope!
Thrivent Financial benefit members accrue “Thrivent Choice” dollars based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership, which can be directed to churches, schools and other nonprofits of the donor’s choice. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide outreach funding to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity! Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. Your donations will go directly to helping families in Macomb County.
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