Habitat Headlines
January 8, 2019
Women's Luncheon Save the Date: Women Who Dared
Wednesday, April 10 | Noon
Shelby Gardens, Shelby Township
No cost to attend, however donations will be accepted and appreciated!

Speaker Lineup:
Wendy Batiste-Johnson: The Mall at Partridge Creek
Mashell Carissimi: JMC Electrical Contractors LLC
Habitat Homeowner Representative

RSVP to Briana Koehn by March 27
bkoehn@macombhabitat.org | 586.263.1540 x104
Blog: Youth Transforming Macomb Habitat
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old . - Franz Kafka
I love this quote. And I embrace the young people who join our team, volunteer on site, and creatively address our challenges. They see the world through different glasses.

Take Chaos, one of our internal assistants - or Damon, a ReStore Manager. I rarely hear them complain or become frustrated. Why? Because they see the world in a beautiful way.
Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Veterans for Home #151
Sponsors, contractors, township officials, trades people and volunteers gathered at 42525 Stepnitz in Clinton Township in December to celebrate the completion of a new home built for a veteran family, John and Jacquelyn Marini. No government grants were used on the home, so a lot of different partners were needed. The home began with a desire by Don Cameron, President & CEO, Hardparts Division, Rheinmetall Automotive, to connect his employees with community service. They began employee donations and sought matching funds, to a total well over $40,000 to get started. They built the walls on their parking lot in Auburn Hills and volunteered on site. BAE Systems, Inc. joined the effort with funding and volunteers, refining the goal to help a veteran family. Also on the list of donors were AT&T, Habitat Grosse Pointe Partners, Home Depot, PNC Bank and Trinity Lutheran (Clinton Twp). Great help with gift in kind contributions were Denek Contracting, Edward C Levy Co., IBEW Local 58 Electrical Workers & NECA, Lehner & Associates, Lowe’s Inc., Progressive Plumbing Supply, Prudential Building Co., UAW Local 98 Plumbers Union and WG Heating and Cooling.
Also speaking at the ceremony was Clinton Township Supervisor, Bob Cannon. This home was the 50th home completed in partnership with Clinton Township since 1996, and the 28th in the Colchester Farms neighborhood since 2005.

In the News: Macomb Habitat joyfully dedicates new home for veteran and his wife by Gina Joseph, Macomb Daily
Build with Habitat in Jordan in March
Ever thought of traveling safely internationally and using your time and energy to make a difference in another culture? Consider joining a Thrivent Builds Worldwide team heading to build in Jordan March 27-April 5 th  on a team led by Mary Mobley from St. Paul Lutheran, Grosse Pointe Farms. Habitat takes care of all the arrangements and your fee of $1030 ($630 for Thrivent Financial benefit members) includes funds for materials and supplies to construct a home. Airfare extra. Optional group travel to Bethany Across the Jordan (where John the Baptist worked) and elsewhere. See this link for more information and schedules. Connect with Mary at murraymt@comcast.net  to express your interest. Fees due to Habitat International by Feb. 14.
Winter Volunteering Focuses on ReStores – With options limited on new home construction or rehabs in the colder months, consider giving time and energy for a half day or full day at either our Warren or Shelby Twp. ReStore locations. Help our staff organize items, process donations, move purchased items into vehicles, and maybe demo some non-saleable items for the dumpster. Age 17 on up, anytime the stores are open (Tuesday-Friday, 10–6, Saturday, 10-5), Your help enables Macomb Habitat to reach more families in the 2019.
We are in the middle of a slow donation season... Do you have anything to donate?
As reminder we are always looking for slightly used, good condition donations located on the first floor or the garage of your home. We provide  FREE pick up in Macomb County and you will be provided with an itemized tax donation receipt! We are always looking for couches, kitchen table sets, hardware, cabinets, home decor and more!  Click here  to view a full list of items we can accept!

Donation Hotline: (586) 263-1540
We offer FREE pick up for Macomb County residents! Or drop off your donation at one of our convenient Macomb County locations.
Two ReStore locations:
46660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
23211 Van Dyke, Warren

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Volunteers Move Veteran Family Closer to the Finish Line
Two teams of volunteers worked before and after the Dedication Ceremony on Stepnitz in Clinton Township to move that project along. The first team worked on a punch list of items to prepare the home for occupancy – painting trim, getting closets ready and more. The second team took advantage of reasonable weather to build a ramp to the side entrance, to enable easier access to the home. Some inspections and paperwork remain, but we are hopeful for a January move-in for the family. A sincere thank you to every volunteer and donor who has helped us move this project along!
Macomb Habitat Accepting Applications!
Home Repairs: A Brush With Kindness  is a Home Repair program for owner-occupied homes. Projects could include: handicap ramp installation, painting, trim work, porch/deck repairs, door/window replacement and more.

We are accepting applications for our exterior repair program!
  • Are you age 62 or older?
  • Have you or your spouse previously served in the armed forces?
  • Have you recently received a violation notice for the exterior of your home?
  • Are you low-income?
  • Disabled?
  • Elderly?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may qualify for our
A Brush With Kindness program! Click on the link for more information and the application.

Questions? Contact Dave Tirsell at 586.263.1540, ext. 102 or email dtirsell@macombhabitat.org .
Homeowner Applications: Applications for Macomb Habitat's homeowner program are open! The houses available are primarily located in Warren, and we will have a couple options in Clinton Township mid-year. Seven homeowner partners will be selected from those that apply.

For a full list of criteria, click here for the Family Selection Criteria.
Note: Meeting the Family Selection Criteria enables you to submit an application to our program and in no way ensures your acceptance into our program.
If you meet ALL criteria, proceed with the Homeowner Application below.

Questions? Contact Sue Whitty at 586.263.1540 or email swhitty@macombhabitat.org
Donate your used vehicle to our Cars for Homes program!
Donating a car, truck, boat or plane to Habitat for Humanity’s car donation program is a great way to support our work in your local community.

Your vehicle will be auctioned off to raise funds to help build safe, decent, affordable homes!
Buy or Sell Your Home & Give Back to Macomb Habitat!
3 Tier Real Estate will donate 50% of their commission if you buy or sell a home with one of their licensed real estate professionals! Contact Jay or Tracie at 586-566-8400 and tell them Macomb Habitat referred you!
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Office and other supplies - tape, paper, file folders, highlighters, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, regular & contractor grade garbage bags.
  2. Packing and moving materials for the ReStores (no boxes) -packing tape, moving straps and blankets
  3. Volunteers in our ReStores to help us organize donations and help customers!
  4. Lightweight chain, Heavy duty stretch wrap, a working hi-lo and appliance dollies/straps, appliance straps at our ReStores
  5. Qualified applicants to apply for our Homeownership Program