Habitat Press 2.0 | Vol. 1
August 15, 2020

1721 N Carroll Blvd Denton, TX 76201 |  940-484-5006 | habitatdentoncounty.org 
Miller Family Dedication - July 30, 2020
The Miller Family with House Leaders, John Carruth and Roger Gray. Photo by Pilot Point Post-Signal.
The Dedication of our 103rd Home was Thursday, July 30, 2020. Thank you to all who came out to honor the Miller family, our incredible volunteers, and our generous sponsor, the Cross Timbers Rotary Club!

Some highlights from the event are shown below:
Habitat Denton County Board President, David Johnson, welcomes and thanks everyone for coming.
Pastor Chris Walden of First Rock Fellowship leads the crowd in the Dedication Litany and prayer for the Miller family and this new home.
Denton County Judge, Andy Eads, presents the Miller family with a special plaque from the County.
The youngest member of the Miller family, Aspen, excitedly thanks everyone involved in the making of her new home.
Photos by Pilot Point Post-Signal
Service Spotlight: The Denton Quilt Guild
The Miller Family with members of the Denton Quilt Guild, displaying the house quilt. Photo by Pilot Point Post-Signal.
Members of the Denton Quilt Guild were in attendance at the Dedication Ceremony to present five different quilts made for each member of the Miller family and their home.

A special thank you to Barbara and Ernie McCraw for their dedication to making quilts for our homeowners. Further thank yous to:

  • Jean Goodfriend who supplied the blocks for Carla's quilt and so much donated fabric,
  • Patti Horak who made son Austin's quilt,
  • Carla Wheeler who made Aspen's farm animal quilt,
  • Carla Hamm who donated her quilting expertise on the house quilt,
  • Terry Peacock for her quilting and generosity in wanting to see this Habitat project continue.

These quilts made this dedication all the more special. They truly helped in turning this house into a home for the Miller family. Thank you, Denton Quilt Guild, for continuing this beloved Habitat for Humanity tradition!
Photos by Pilot Point Post-Signal
Reminder: "A Brush with Kindness"
Happening Now!
Contact Nancy Rodriguez, Homeowner Services Manager:
Email: nancyrod@hfhdentoncounty.org
Call: 940-484-5006, ext. 9002
A Brush with Kindness serves low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability, or family circumstances who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. There is no cost to the homeowner for these services, but they must qualify for the program. Spread the word to those who may be in need of a new coat of paint on the exterior of their homes!

Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities with A Brush with Kindness coming very soon! Follow us on Facebook @HabitatDentonCo and visit our website www.habitatdentoncounty.org for updates.
8-acre Habitat Housing Development
You may have heard by now that Habitat for Humanity of Denton County has purchased 8 acres of land in SE Denton with plans to create a new Habitat Denton County housing development on the property. As many as 35 new affordable homes can be provided to those in need via this development! However, the price of land continues to hamper our mission. Most buildable lots in Denton County cost way above the $60,000 we budget to keep our houses affordable.

So we need your help! It will take approximately $2 million dollars to excavate, install utilities, and grade foundation pads for home sites. We are kicking off a seed money campaign to cover the first $20,000 of engineering costs and to get the first 4 home sites ready.
Please join our campaign so Habitat can move this dream through the planning phase with the City of Denton and help more families in need!
North Texas Giving Day is September 17, 2020!
Get up and give together on #NTxGivingDay!
Thanks to you, last year we raised $4,486 on North Texas Giving Day! This year please help us blow that out of the water!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 in seed money for the 8-acre Habitat Housing Development, mentioned in the story above.

A little goes a long way when North Texans give all at once. You can make your North Texas Giving Day gift early starting September 1 all the way through North Texas Giving Day on September 17.
We have received almost $5,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds from generous members of our Board, making us already almost 25% of the way toward our goal! We are now asking you, our North Texas community, to rise to the challenge and help us raise $20,000 for the 8-acre Habitat Housing Development on North Texas Giving Day.