Habitat Headlines
February 7, 2017
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 28 | 8:30-9:30am
Habitat 101
Located at: Warren ReStore, 23211 Van Dyke
FREE event! Breakfast included!
Wednesday, March 15  |  12-1pm
Home Sweet Home Women's Luncheon
Shelby Gardens, Shelby Township
FREE event
Wednesday, April 26  |  7-9:30pm
Painting with a Purpose FUNdraiser
Painting with a Twist, Shelby Township
$40 per person
Saturday, May 13  |  8am
Run for Shelter 1 Mile Walk/Run & 5K Run
Stoney Creek Metropark, Shelby Township
Early bird special if you register by Friday, May 5!
Adults: $25  |  Children 13 & under: $20
Monday, June 26  |  10am Shotgun
Home-in-One Golf Classic
Greystone Golf Club
Group of Four: $500  |  Individual Golfer: $125
Includes contests, raffles, lunch and dinner
For sponsorship information, contact Briana Koehn at bkoehn@macombhabitat.org or call 586.263.1540 x119 for more information!
What's Closing? And Who's Moving?

Our affiliate, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, is not closing! 

While Detroit Habitat for Humanity, our neighboring affiliate and friend, has closed their stores until they reopen at some point in the future, we still have two viable stores. 

But….one of our stores will be relocating so that we can move to a new store in Shelby!

Helen Hicks
President & CEO

Meet our New ReStore Manager
In January, we welcomed a new employee to our team. Edward Fagan, ReStore Manager, is responsible for overseeing the entire ReStore Department at Macomb County Habitat for Humanity.

Over the last six years, Edward owned and managed his own Sprint store, and before that he was a store Manager at Big Lots for 8 years. Edward is an expert in training and motivating employees, is familiar with ever-changing inventory, and excels in customer service. 

In his first few weeks, he has already proven himself very effective and we look forward to having his expertise and enthusiasm in both of our ReStores. 

Good luck Edward, and welcome to the team at Habitat!
Edward Fagan
ReStore Manager
Homeowner Story | Anonymous
Hear one of our future homeowner's stories. Learn about what brought her and her family to Habitat for Humanity, the challenges she has overcome and the things she looks forward to.
Volunteer Opportunities
Our largest need for volunteers in February will be at our Mount Clemens ReStore, as we begin to move the ReStore to a new location in Shelby Township. Help us organize, move household goods and take apart fixtures, to be ready to begin the moving process. A third of our operating income comes from our ReStores, so they are vital to our work in Macomb County.
ReStore News
The Warren ReStore hosts a flash sale every Friday from 3 - 6pm on various items. The Warren ReStore is located at 23211 Van Dyke (north of 9 Mile).

The Mt. Clemens ReStore's clearance sale continue in preparation for the big move to Shelby Township. Everything in store is 7 5% off and the last day to shop at the Groesbeck location will be Saturday, February 18! Visit the Mt. Clemens ReStore at 130 N Groesbeck Hwy (north of Cass Ave).

Link to Additional Resources
Ted's Tip: Dryer Duct Exhaust Maintenance

Turn on your dryer, go outside, and check to see if the hot air is making its way outside. You can easily check this in the winter when the air is cold.

The warm air will be clearly visible and should appear like fog. 

Why should this be part of home maintenance? It’s unsafe for the exhaust to be clogged or blocked.

A clogged exhaust can cause the dryer to overheat or cause a fire.

Birds and mice love dryer vents because of the warmth it provides and it’s a great place for them to nest.

This is the perfect time of year to inspect your vent in order to keep your family safe.

Ted is the Director of Construction at Macomb County Habitat. Use his tips and tricks around YOUR home to save yourself time and money!
Travel With Habitat
Care to explore another nation and lend a hand through Habitat? Macomb County residents are in Nicaragua!

Interested in knowing more on how you can experience Habitat in other settings? Contact Dave Tirsell at  dtirsell@macombhabitat.org. This is Dave’s 12th trip building homes in 10 different countries.
Volunteer Spotlight
Martha Houser is a long-time volunteer who looks for ways she can fit Macomb Habitat into her busy schedule around American Red Cross blood drives, tutoring students, helping with meals for the community and other outreach activities with her church, Grace Episcopal, Mt. Clemens. What first started as attending a few meetings in 2007 and coordinating a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for us has evolved to many Saturdays and weekdays each year as a friendly Site Host for volunteers at our construction sites. Besides greeting thousands on the work site, she is really good at “batting cleanup” – seeing things to pick up on site to improve the looks of the site, and she is happy to put her green thumb gardening expertise to work to coach homeowners and volunteers on landscaping and caring for flowers and trees. Thank you, Martha, for your investment in Macomb Habitat, our homeowners and volunteers!
Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® by March 31

Thrivent Financial benefit member accrue “Thrivent Choice” dollars based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership with the fraternal, which can be directed to churches, schools and other nonprofits of the donor’s choice. Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars® have until March 31, 2017, to direct them. 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.

Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Ambassadors to fill a table of ten at our Home Sweet Home Women's Luncheon.
  2. Silent auction items for our annual fundraiser
  3. 20' Box Truck for donation pickups
  4. Used van for our deconstruction department
  5. Office supplies, gas cards and cash donations
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