Habitat Headlines
June 6, 2017
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, June 20  |  6 - 9:30pm
The House That Beer Built Fundraiser
Located at: Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Clinton Township
Cost: $15
Includes: Pig roast prepared by Detroit BBQ Company and live music from the Orbitsuns
Additional: Drinks, Cornhole Tournament, Dunk Tank, Barrel Ring Toss Competition, 50/50 Raffle

This is a collaborative event with Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. #YoPros, and Macomb County Habitat for Humanity.
Monday, June 26  |  10am Shotgun
Home-in-One Golf Classic
Greystone Golf Club, Washington
Group of Four: $500  |  Individual Golfer: $125
Includes: continental breakfast, driving range service, 18 holes with cart, classic lunch on the turn, dinner buffet, golf balls, games & contests Extras: Cash bar, game improvement packages, 50/50 skins, raffle items
Save the Date! Friday, November 3  |  6 - 11pm
Country Road Take Me Home
Andiamo, Warren
$125 per person
Includes plated filet mignon, premium bar, silent/live auction, and a classic country concert featuring John Michael Montgomery!

More information and ticket sales coming soon!
For sponsorship information, contact Briana Koehn at bkoehn@macombhabitat.org or call 586.263.1540 x119 for more information!

Proposed budget cuts would affect Habitat for Humanity nationwide... including locally in Macomb County

On May 23, 2017, the White House released its full fiscal year 2018 budget request which proposes to eliminate funding for programs that further Habitat for Humanity’s efforts both on a local level, and across the United States.

Proposed cuts include the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Program, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. These vital programs allow Habitat affiliates as well as other organizations locally and nationwide to empower more people to access opportunities for affordable homeownership and help provide the tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.

How will this impact us locally?

Helen Hicks
President & CEO

Macomb Habitat - Accepting Homeowner Applications for Veterans and Active Military Personnel

Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is looking for an active military personnel or a discharged/retired veteran in need of better housing!

The qualifications are as follows: 
• Applicants must show a need for the home (paying >30% of income for rent, currently living with family, etc.) Applicants cannot currently own a home
• Willingness to complete program requirements (attend monthly family meetings, accumulate a $1,000 down payment, other adults 18+ must invest 250 sweat equity hours). For active duty/veterans, their service to their country is counted as their "sweat equity," however if they are married or have any adult children living with them that are not active/veterans, they must invest their 250 hours per adult.
• Ability to pay – see chart on the right
• Workable credit (2 years after a bankruptcy, not delinquent in student loans or child support, satisfied liens or judgments)

For more information, questions or for a homeowner application, please contact Marnie Wettlaufer at 586-263-1540 x104 or email mwettlaufer@macombhabitat.org

What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore?

What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Learn about the products and services provided by Macomb County Habitat for Humanity. Filmed during construction of the new ReStore located in Shelby Township.

Volunteers on site: Westlake Chemical
Video Credit: Taylor Hickerson, Student at Macomb Community College

Home Run for Habitat is Back! 
The annual Home Run for Habitat campaign has returned in conjunction with the Consumers Energy Foundation. Last year's campaign raised more than $20,000 for Macomb County Habitat and you can make a difference again this year! The Consumers Energy Foundation has agreed to match every donation 2:1 up to $100,000! Donate today and make a difference in our community!
Give back to Macomb County Habitat while shopping online!

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

To make Macomb County Habitat for Humanity your charity of choice, visit smile.amazon.com and log in to your Amazon account from your desktop or mobile device.

Hover your cursor over your account, and select "Your AmazonSmile" from the menu.

Select the option to Change your Charity

In the search bar to pick your own charitable organization, type in Macomb County Habitat for Humanity.

Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity from the list.

You're done! Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support!

Donor Spotlight
M&N Contracting donated one thing we needed most... a 16' box truck! From reading a story in the newspaper, to calling us with the donation, setting up a test drive and ultimately driving the truck off the lot, we are so grateful for this miracle! This box truck will be used for our deconstruction department. Our decon crew is hired to professionally break down kitchens and bathrooms, salvage the materials they can and sell them in our ReStores. 

Thank you, M&N Contracting, for your generosity! 
Attention Members of FreeStar Financial Credit Union!
Throughout the month of June, each of the four branches for FreeStar Financial Credit Union will be collecting donations for Macomb County Habitat for Humanity!

We encourage you to support them, because they support us!
Volunteer News
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has four locations in southeast Michigan, the largest one in Harrison Township. Employees have been making payroll deductions over the past two years in support of Macomb Habitat, but the first volunteer team joined us in May to paint and renovate a home in Eastpointe.

Six different teams drawn from ten credit unions in the  Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions network helped us get the new Shelby Township ReStore ready to open and made progress on two new builds in Clinton Township and two rehabs in Eastpointe.

Several of the teams were able to put to work the new tools purchased with a Michigan Credit Unions Foundation grant that will continue to benefit other volunteers in the year ahead.
Volunteer of the Month

John Marini is a long time Warren resident who has been an advocate for Macomb Habitat for many years. His wide ranging work experience has provided him a number of skills that he has applied as we have prepared ReStore space in Mt. Clemens and Warren, most recently to the renovation of lighting systems for our Shelby Twp. ReStore. John is a great practical problem solver. He “works well with others” on the construction site, as a Board member, and is a most regular supporter of our various events, home dedications and fundraisers. He touches the lives of many through his church, Mt. Calvary Lutheran in Warren, through its food pantry and community garden. We are blessed to have John on our team!

Volunteer Opportunities
The Shelby Township ReStore is in need of volunteers! Now that the grand opening has taken place at the ReStore in Shelby Township, we need help unloading donations, placing product on the floor, greeting customers, cleaning and dusting and much more! Stop in the ReStore during your free-time Tuesday - Saturday to help out! No sign up required!

All court-appointed volunteers must call ahead of time! 586-263-1540 

Calling All Bakers!
The Craft & Vendor Show Charity Event on June 10 & 11 is in need of donated baked goods. Located at the Shelby Forest Clubhouse (13955 Bronte Dr., Shelby Township, 48315). All proceeds will benefit Macomb County Habitat for Humanity.
If you would like to donate a baked good, please contact Briana Koehn
bkoehn@macombhabitat.org  |  586.263.1540 x119

To set up your group volunteer day, please contact Dave Tirsell for more information
586.263.1540 x102   |   dtirsell@macombhabitat.org
ReStore News
On Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, we hosted a grand opening celebration at the ReStore located in Shelby Township! Thank you to The Macomb Chamber and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce for supporting our cause. 

We now have two ReStore locations open for business!
Shelby Township ReStore: 46660 Van Dyke (south of 21 Mile)
Warren ReStore: 23211 Van Dyke (north of 9 Mile)

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Spring cleaning? Hosting a garage sale? Donate your new and gently used items to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity! 
As a reminder, we provide FREE pick up in Macomb County and we are always looking for couches, kitchen table sets, hardware, cabinets, home decor and more! Click here for a complete list of items we are able to accept.
Donation hotline: (586) 263-1540
Or drop off your items at one of our convenient locations!
From left: Board Member, Derek Miller; Macomb County Deputy Executive, Pam Lavers; Development Director, Briana Koehn; Shelby Township Supervisor, Rick Stathakis; President & CEO, Helen Hicks; Board Chair Dawn Drozd

Also pictured: Shelby Township Trustee, John Vermeulen and Shelby Township Trustee, Doug Wozniak

Surrounded by Board Members and Ambassadors of the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Macomb County Chamber.
Ted's Tip:  Time to clean the exterior of your home!

Just like washing your windows outside, the exterior of your home should also be cleaned. The cleaning can be done using a regular garden hose and mild detergent. Spray in sections from bottom to top!

Pressure washers can force water up and under your siding and cause mildew and rot, so beware! Spray at a downward angle to avoid this. 

Ted is the Director of Construction at Macomb County Habitat. Use his tips and tricks around YOUR home to save yourself time and money!
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Veteran or active military personnel in need of housing
  2. Golfers, sponsors and raffle items for our Home-in-One Golf Classic
  3. Donated baked goods for craft & vendor show on June 10 & 11 at Shelby Forest Clubhouse
  4. Silent/Live auction items for our signature fall event
  5. Battery operated tools for our construction department
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