Monday, June 29, 2009

R&R Opportunities To Make New Friends

Taking a break from the scorching sun and oppressive humidity, members of Saturday's volunteer work force from the First Christian Church and Henderson Noon Lions Club relax with some refreshing lemonaide, fresh fruit, cookies and fellowship before getting back to work and finishing the task of setting the roof trusses. A Habitat job site is not all about work, but a place and time to make new friends and strengthen relationships with experiences beyond the everyday work place, church or club fellowship.

"Now it looks like a house!"

Members of Henderson's Noon Lions Club joined members of First Christian Church and two approved Habitat applicant households Saturday, June 27, to raise the roof trusses on the Apostles' Build House at 511 Plum Street. Persevering 95+ degrees and humidity as high, these dedicated volunteers got the job done by 11am! Watching from the far right are the house recipients, Eric and Casandra Bridges. Joe and Carol Martinez and their two teen-age children are on the other side of the house helping to nail the side decking to the exterior wall.
Following a Saturday off to celebrate July 4th, work will resume preparing the house to receive its roof.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Habitat's Board of Directors Welcome Four More

L-R: Justin Jones, Natalie Hankins and Todd Blackburn will join Roger Campbell as new members of Henderson Habitat's Board of Directors starting July 1st. While Roger is a long-term volunteer with Habitat since its beginning in this community returning to the Board for another term, Justin, Natalie and Todd began a year or so ago working with the affiliate's Resource Development Committee, helping to organize this spring's Tri-Fest 5K Run and this August's Pickin & Pedalin Bike Tours in association with the Bluegrass in The Park festival. Justin has also worked with Habitat's Construction Committee and developed the plans currently being built as the Apostle's Build House.

The Apostle Build House is Going Up!

Members from the Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Community Baptist and First Christian Churches have begun the long awaited "Apostles' Build" at 511 Plum Street. Eight congregations and three Lions Club organizations have joined resources and volunteers to build Henderson Habitat's first Energy Star compliant "green-built" house in partnership with Eric and Casandra Bridges. Saturday morning work crews in three weeks have laid the floor sytem and raised all the walls to the two bedroom 900 square foot house.


Thirty highschool volunteers from all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky through The KY YMCA Youth Association help move out materials from Habitat's ReStore on Klutey Park Plaza to its new facilities at 325 South Green Street. Mrs. Lou Ann Clark and Habitat homeowner Annie Sallie, regular ReStore workers ready the new and twice-as-large facility for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening Sale, Wednesday, July 1st at 11:30am. As of mid-afternoon, Friday, June 19th, Habitat was out of the Klutey Park Plaza building and on the move to South Green Street!