Happy New Year, Friends of Habitat! 

We are kicking off 2017 with a monthly newsletter, "Habitat Headlines," to keep you informed on the exciting things happening at Macomb County Habitat for Humanity. This newsletter contains upcoming events, blog, homeowner stories, volunteer opportunities, ReStore news, tips from our construction department and much more! Enjoy!
Habitat Headlines
January 3, 2017
Upcoming Events
Friday, January 27  |  6-10pm
Euchre Tournament
St. Therese of Lisieux, Shelby Township
$20 per person

A great faith partner steps up again to support Macomb Habitat for fun and  funds!
Wednesday, March 15  |  12-1pm
Home Sweet Home Women's Luncheon
Shelby Gardens, Shelby Township
FREE event
Host a fundraiser for Macomb County Habitat! Contact Briana Koehn at bkoehn@macombhabitat.org or call 586.263.1540, x119 to get started!
A Few Words from our President and CEO

Dear friends:

Change.  That’s what a good business is all about and our theme for Macomb Habitat in 2017!

Helen Hicks
President & CEO

Habitat Homeowner: Carol's Story
Listen to a real Macomb Habitat homeowner tell her story. Learn about her family, the process she went through to become a homeowner and how Macomb Habitat changed her life.
Volunteer Opportunities
Our largest need for volunteers in January will be at our Mount Clemens ReStore, as we prepare for sales to reduce our inventory and have project to prepare to move that ReStore operation to a new location in Shelby Twp. Regular open teams are scheduled for Thursdays starting on January 12th, at macomb.volunteerhub.com. Help us organize, move household goods and take apart fixtures, to be ready to move in February. 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 for one hour on various items. The Warren ReStore is located at 23211 Van Dyke. 

The Mt. Clemens ReStore is starting a clearance sale in preparation for the big move. Everything in store is 25% off! There is an abundance of couches, sinks, doors and chandeliers. Books are FREE! Check out the Mt. Clemens ReStore at 130 N Groesbeck Hwy. 

Link to Additional Resources
Ted's Tip: Benefits of removing snow from your roof

1. Heat emanating from the house partly melts the snow next to the roof.

When the temperature drops in the evening water can re-freeze under the shingles causing them to crack and buckle.

2. At times the ice near the end of the roof can act as a dam and direct the melting snow

Above it (WATER) underneath the shingles and leak into the house. 

3. In some cases the sheer weight of un-removed snow can cause structural damage. 

Simply rake the roof from the gutter of the overhang up the roof pass the exterior wall of the home. This will eliminate any ice dam from forming.

Tool You Will Need: Roof Rake
Ted is the Director of Construction at Macomb County Habitat. Use his tips and tricks around YOUR home to save yourself time and money!
Volunteer Spotlight
Walter Jendhoff is our oldest regular volunteer, and was key to progress for a number of projects in 2016. He volunteered over 140 hours on 18 work days, quietly partnering with homeowners or other volunteers to get things done. Look for him in 2017 to learn a lot about construction and careful work to do things right on site.  Thanks, Walter, for years of volunteer help for so many families!
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Corporate Partners – Sponsor packets for 2017 are available here!
  2. New or gently used household items for our ReStore - we provide FREE pick up in Macomb County!
  3. Miter Saws – for our Construction Department
  4. Cordless Combo Tool Kits – for our Construction Department
  5. Gas Cards of any denomination - one of our biggest costs is fuel for our trucks
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