Habitat Press 2.0 | Vol. 27
September 15, 2021
1805 Cornell Lane, Denton, TX 76201 | (940) 484-5006 | habitatdentoncounty.org
Do you know our ReStore Staff?
Our hardworking ReStore staff puts in hours upon hours of effort into making the ReStore a wonderful place to shop, donate, and volunteer. Their consistent positive and easygoing attitudes are inspiring - especially throughout this summer's intense heat!

The entire team recently came in on an off-day to rearrange several big racks in the store to improve customer experience. We are grateful for their service and care to this organization and their willingness to help out wherever needed.

Congratulations to the following team members on their well-deserved promotions this summer:

Kevin Sample, Interim ReStore Manager
Brennan Moreno, Assistant ReStore Manager
Gary Morgan, Warehouse Supervisor
As many of you well know, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on Aug. 29 as a category 4 storm. Wind speeds were as high as 150 mph at the time of landfall, making it the fifth strongest hurricane recorded in the U.S. Even as Ida weakened to a tropical storm, it left damage throughout the country as it moved to the Northeast.

Habitat for Humanity International is currently collecting reports of damage from local Habitat organizations across the many states impacted by Ida. Teams on the ground will survey the destruction in the coming days as they navigate widespread power, water and gas shortages. Habitat’s role will primarily be in the long-term recovery of disaster-stricken communities, following the immediate response. Long-term recovery is among the greatest challenges in disaster response and recovery. Additionally, storms like Ida tend to most adversely impact the lower-income populations that Habitat serves.

"Our prayers are with survivors in all of the affected areas as we see the images of destruction from communities across our country. At a time when safe shelter has never been more important, Habitat is committed to working alongside these communities as they recover." - Adrienne Goolsby, Senior VP, Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity of Denton County is proud to be part of the work of this global nonprofit organization.
Service Spotlight: Gillean Brothers Roofing, LLC
Thank you to Gillean Brothers Roofing, LLC for donating the roof on our 105th home! This group donates both the materials and the labor for each roof they provide to our Habitat homes. We are grateful to have their support of our mission and their dedication to giving our partner families a high-quality, safe roof to live under, for years and years to come! Thank you, Gillean Brothers Roofing!
Save the date!
The 2021 Interfaith Build Kick-Off Event will take place on Wednesday, October 20 at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church
As people of faith, we are called to respond to our neighbors’ needs, acting as God’s hands and feet in service to the world. When we come together to help people build better futures for themselves and their families, we actively participate in doing God’s work in the world. Habitat for Humanity offers concrete ways for people of all faiths to love and serve their neighbors.  

A Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build brings people together of different backgrounds and faiths to put aside differences, build homes, and celebrate inclusion and diversity within our community. Eight different congregations have come together on this Interfaith project to build a quality, affordable home for a local family in need - and there's still room for more!

Contact Lora Blakeslee Atkinson at (940) 484-5006, ext. 9017 for more information.
Date/Time: Thursday, September 23 from 6AM to Midnight
105th Build "Walls Up"
Date/Time: Saturday, October 2 from 8AM - 2PM
Location: 1028 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76205
Financial Education Workshop: New date! Saturday, October 23
Date/Time: New Date! Saturday, October 23 from 9:00 AM - 11:00AM
Location: Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors - 3805 W. University Dr. Denton, TX 76207

Special thanks to GDWCAR for offering their space and providing enough room to host classes in both English and Spanish at the same time!
Date: Wednesday, October 20
Location: Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church (6101 Morriss Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028
Shop. Something is always on sale at the ReStore these days! Find great deals on brand new cabinets from Lowe's, brand new Delta Windemere faucets and Kohler sinks, beautiful chandeliers, home decor, dining room sets and other furniture, and so much more.

Donate. All items sold at the ReStore are donated by generous supporters of Habitat's mission. Call our Donation Hotline at (940) 382-8487 to schedule a pick-up. For the full list of items we accept, please visit our website.

Volunteer. Call us at (940) 382-8487 to help out at the store. There is always a lot to do!
Thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor, your gift to Habitat Denton on North Texas Giving Day will be DOUBLED!

Did you know you can make your NTX Giving Day gift early? All funds raised will help build the Habitat Village.
From August 6 to September 18, you can adopt a duck for the Duck Derby at Cross Timbers Rotary Club's Rhythms at the River Walk fundraiser! For each duck we sell from our personal web page, Habitat will earn one "Buck-A-Duck"!

Thank you, Cross Timbers Rotary Club, for this fun way to give back to local nonprofits during these unpredictable times!
Did you know you could be supporting local families in Denton County by shopping at Kroger? You can link your Kroger Shopper's Card to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County, and Habitat will receive a percentage of all your future Kroger purchases - at no additional cost to you.
"We got this van 10 years ago when my first son was born. It was such a blessing at the time. We just added our second child to the family. Since then we have added two more sons. We are a homeschool family and we have been able to use this van to go to our various homeschool trips and co-op days in Kentucky. I brought two of my kids home in this van and visited my sister in TX and parents in PA and OH in this van. I have been able to use it for ministry. I have taken many kids home and had girl pow-wows in the van on cold winter nights drinking shakes. This van is definitely loved on by our family and we are so happy it will bless someone else soon." - Adam & Michelle, Cars for Homes donors.

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