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May 7, 2019
Upcoming Events
Monday, June 10 | 8 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. shotgun
Home-in-One Golf Classic
Located at: Greystone Golf Club, Washington
Includes: continental breakfast, driving range service, 18 holes with cart, 3 drink tickets, classic lunch on the turn, dinner buffet, games & contests
Extras: Game improvement packages, 50/50 skins, raffle items
Contests: Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive
Cost: Individual Golfer: $150 | Group of Four: $500

Generously sponsored by:
  • RCO Engineering
  • Advia Credit Union
  • Happy Trails Learning Center for Dogs
  • Farm Bureau Insurance: The Lauren McDowell Agency
  • Suburban Bolt Supply
  • Northgate Ford - Hole-in-One Sponsor
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Blog: Celebrating Earth Month at Macomb Habitat through May... and always!
Whenever I think of celebrating our Earth, I think of all that our Habitat affiliate does to save the planet.

First, and foremost, I think about our ReStores which are wonderful places where many gently used treasures can be found. Folks who care about the Earth, choose to donate housewares, outside gardening equipment, furniture, and other wonderful items to Habitat.

Why? Because they do not want to see those items in landfills.
Home Run for Habitat is Back... and so are the Matching Donations courtesy of Consumers Energy!
Thanks to Consumers Energy, this donation page will match your donation 2:1. That means for every $2 you donate to our affiliate, Consumers Energy will donate $1 to us up to $100,000! We thank them for their continuous partnership and support.

Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to help us celebrate 25 years.
A Brush With Kindness Applications Open!
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   .
Faith Build Project in St. Clair Shores
Planning continues for a 3-bedroom Faith Build home on Maxine St. (near Greater Mack, south of Nine Mile) in Saint Clair Shores, including a push to get the plans approved by the city so the crawl space and other features can get started. Hopeful for an early June groundbreaking/wall building event. A Thrivent $70,000 Challenge Grant will cover half the cost of this three-bedroom home, with funds released as Habitat secures matching amounts in donations or in Gifts in Kind. We are recruiting over 200 Christian volunteers for the build, and congregations are invited to join the effort with funding, volunteers and prayers. The June through November schedule is being planned.
Year Five for Macomb Spartans MSU Alumni Team on
Global Service Day
Another great team of MSU alumni and friends made progress with painting, outdoor and garage projects at 22802 Saxony in Eastpointe on April 13th, as part of a Global Service Day for MSU alumni. Always a positive group, this time including some who had never worked with us but want to volunteer again this year.
Our team is planning for a busy summer and fall with two new builds in Clinton Twp. (homes begun by Chippewa Valley School students and completed by our volunteers), the SCS Faith Build, work on rehabs in Warren and Eastpointe, several Brush with Kindness activities and projects at each of our ReStores.

We are looking for a team to paint the sign poles among other projects at our Shelby ReStore!

Have a work or faith group you would like to mobilize to lend a hand? Contact Dave Tirsell to start the ball rolling.
Spring Cleaning? Hosting a Garage Sale?
Do you have anything left to donate?
Our ReStores are in need of your donations! Our inventory is in need of the following items: bedroom sets, gently used appliances, power tools, lawn & garden items, patio sets, gardening tools, lawn mowers, windows, bicycles, and home interiors (plates, cups, knick knacks, house plants, picture frames, decor, etc.). 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!  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.

Follow the ReStores on social media:
A Tribute to Long-Time Volunteer: Nelson Leze
The Macomb County Habitat community was saddened to learn in early April of the death of long-time volunteer, Nelson Leze, at the age of 78. Since retirement, Nelson assisted Macomb Habitat on well over 150 different volunteer days from home builds and rehabs to ReStore projects to many exterior projects on owner occupied homes. All with a smile, sense of humor and a great ability to work with other volunteers of all ages (17 to 83), backgrounds and construction skill levels. We knew that we could pair Nelson with any volunteer and he could make sure they learned new skills and had a great experience. We also knew that if he was not travelling or helping at the Parade Company, he was willing to join us on short notice for special projects. Our prayers continue for his wife of 53 years, Janet Leze, other family and his many friends. Janet has asked that donations be directed to Macomb Habitat, if you wish to join in the tribute to Nelson in support of the work he treasured you can donate here.
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!
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Box truck in working condition - for our Construction department
  2. Qualified applicants to apply for our Homeownership Program
  3. Office and other supplies - tape, paper, file folders, highlighters, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, regular & contractor grade garbage bags.
  4. Packing and moving materials for the ReStores (no boxes) -packing tape, moving straps and blankets
  5. Lightweight chain, Heavy duty stretch wrap, a working hi-lo and appliance dollies/straps, appliance straps at our ReStores