Monroe County Habitat's E-mail Newsletter
Summer 2017

"For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's concerns and love for each other." - Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity

What's Your Habitat            Home IQ?
Habitat Builds by the Numbers

Did you ever wonder what it takes to build a Habitat home? The numbers may surprise you! Test your knowledge by taking this fun Habitat home IQ Quiz. Click here to take the quiz!

Ten Days to a New Home
Whirlpool / IU Kelley / Habitat Blitz Build 2017

The 8th Whirlpool/Kelley/Habitat Blitz Build will take place from October 3 - October 14. This one-week build is sponsored by the  Whirlpool Corporation with support from the  Kelley School of Business.

Whirlpool has been a huge Habitat supporter for many years, donating a range and fridge to every Habitat home in North America since 1999 and sponsoring more than 175 homes, totaling more than $101 million. The cost of the materials and land for this years' Blitz Build are wholly sponsored by Whirlpool.

All are welcome to join the 400 volunteers from Indiana University for this blitz build. Contact kisi@indiana.edu to volunteer. And mark your calendars for the dedication ceremony on October 14, at 9:30am, prior to the Indiana University / University of Michigan football game. 
Shop, Click and Smile!


Shop at Amazon and Support Habitat

Want to shop at Amazon AND support Habitat? Go to smile.amazon.com, choose Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, and Amazon will donate a percentage your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Habitat. Give while you shop, and smile!   

Do you shop at Bloomingfoods, Krogers or Lucky's Market? Learn about other shopping programs to support Habitat here: Habitat Shopping Programs

And check out our 2017 Wish List on Amazon by clicking HERE.
More Than Just a Breakfast

Join Us for Our Annual More Than Houses Breakfast!
Our More Than Houses Breakfast is Habitat's most important gathering to share our mission and future plans with prospective and current supporters. The event also raises the bulk of Habitat's annual operating budget. Plus, you'll hear about our affiliate's upcoming 30th anniversary!  

The MTH Breakfast will be on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 am at the Monroe County Convention Center. If you've attended in the past, consider welcoming friends to this important annual event by serving as a Table Captain! To get involved, email Jennifer at habitat@monroecountyhabitat.org, or call our office at (812) 331-4069.

ReStore Happenings

ReStoring Hope in TWO New Homes
Congratulations to ReStore for sponsoring two Habitat homes this past fiscal year! Thanks to the many ReStore volunteers, shoppers, community partners and staff for making the Diaz and Borjas Garcia families' builds a success. 

We Need You! ReStore is looking for donation intake volunteers as well as product specialists to test, price, research and organize tools, housewares, appliances and lighting. Sign up for a volunteer shift  HERE !


Investing in Themselves
The Jones Cole Family

Both Kindra Jones and Dwayne Cole worked full time, but were paying 46 percent of their income for housing. Looking towards a better future, they committed to investing in themselves and connected with Habitat. Today, along with their three children, they are grateful future Habitat home owners. Dwayne and Kindra dedicated themselves to the sweat equity requirements to purchase a safe and stable home for their family. Read more about Kindra and Dwayne's story here: The Cole Jones Family

Have You Seen Our YouTube Channel?

Check out Monroe County Habitat's                  YouTube Videos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a video? Learn about Monroe County Habitat on YouTube. Visit our YouTube channel   to see videos of Habitat builds and learn why Habitat for Humanity's mission in Monroe County is so critical. 
A Year of Dedications

Celebrating the Keys to Home Ownership

Each Habitat build culminates with a dedication ceremony, where keys to the new home are presented to the new home owners. This years' dedication pictures reflect the work of generous volunteers, support from sponsors and the community, and the emotion of the new home owners. Click the links below to enjoy:

Mark Your Calendar!

September 10, 4:00 p.m.
Ekah Yoga to Benefit Habitat
October 3 - October 14
Whirlpool Kelley Blitz Build 2017

October 4, 6:00 p.m.
Home Owner Information Meeting
First Christian Church

November 9, 7:30 a.m.
More Than Houses Breakfast
Monroe County Convention Center

November 11, 8:00 a.m.
Veteran's Build Day

ReStore Senior Discount Days
Every Wednesday, 55+ for a 15% discount!

ReStore Military Discount Days
Every Thursday, for a 15% discount!

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