On May 7, 2013, construction began on the 20th house in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with the Women Build event. We now invite local volunteers looking for some nice spring weather and a worthwhile project to sign up to help. We expect to complete the framing of the house in late May, and then to begin on the inside finish work starting in June. Landscaping is expected to take place in sometime between August-October, with the completion of the house by Thanksgiving 2013. Carmelita Ann White donated a lot to us last year, which is located at 420 South State Avenue. It is suitable for House #20 for Estefana Olvera-Ledezma and her 5 children. To help with the construction of House #20, sign-up here: House #20 May 2013.
Paint and Repair Projects:
Since 2009 Tahlequah Area Habitat for
Humanity has completed a total of 27 painting and repair projects called
A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) and Critical Home Repair (CHR). ABWK is
an exterior painting project and CHR does repairs that affect the health
and safety of the homeowner. The Valspar Paint Corporation has donated
the paint we use for both new construction and ABWK. Other repairs to
the outside of houses have been done, such as patching or replacing
roofs and repairing porches and windows. This year we are continuing
these efforts through donations of time and money. For example, the
Tahlequah Community Foundation funded a repair to the porch of an
elderly lady, and employees of Fairfield Marriott in Muskogee helped
paint the home of one of our homeowners.
Surplus Store Needs Volunteers:
The Surplus Store is located on the corner of First and College Avenue in the West end of the building. We need volunteers every Saturday to help as well as a couple of days during the week. This is perfect inside volunteer work during this cold weather. Sign up to help in the store here: Surplus Store. Recently students from Talking Leaves Job Corps helped upgrade the lights at the Surplus Store. Read more here.
Surplus Store - Donate Items and Shop at Great Prices!
Call 918-453-1332 to Donate Items to the Surplus Outlet
The Surplus Outlet is open every Saturday at 816 S. College Ave. (corner of First and College) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will be selling: