Friday, December 17, 2010

50% Off Sale Thru Dec 30th

50 % Off All Inventury

Now Through December 30th

325 S. Green Street


The ReStore will be closed December 24th, 25, 27, and 31 and January 3

Applications for Habitat Houses Available Jan3

Everything You Need To Know About Applying For A Habitat For Humanity House In Henderson
6:30pm, Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Boswell Room
At The Henderson Housing Authority
Corner of Powell and South Adams Streets
For Adults Only--No Children Permitted
Applications are also available January 3rd through March 31st
at Habitat's office
325 S. Green Street
Open 9am-4pm Weekdays

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trusses Go Up On #49

Habitat volunteer Bob "Dawg" Clum helps a Henderson County High School student set the second truss to go up on the new house under construction at 804 Meadow Street. Students in the Construction Technologies classes have performed much of the construction work on this 49th Habitat house, aided by members of Habitat's Thursday Crew and homeowner candidates. Bob Clum is both a member of the Thursday Crew and a volunteer teacher's aide for the class. He is a University of Georgia alum and avid fan, thus the nickname!

Breaking Ground for House #50!

More than 60 people celebrated the "milestone event" of the groundbreaking of the 50th Habitat house to be built in Henderson/Henderson County Tuesday evening, October 12th. From left to right: Donna Mathias, Chair, Habitat's Family Services Committee, Jake, Alexandria and Judy Sheeley, to be the recipient family, LouAnn Clark, Family Advocate, and Paul Bird, President, Habitat's Board of Directors. The event also commemorates Habitat's 20th anniversary of work and ministry in Henderson.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Remember the 80s ?

Take a good look at the characters in this poster from a wild and goofy 80s movie. Recognize anyone besides Rodney and the chipmonk?
Join in the fun of Habitat's
'80s PROM
Saturday, October 23
The Moose Lodge
2nd and Green Sts
Tickets available at Habitat's ReStore
325 S. Green Street

Win a Destin, FL Vacation Week!

Click on the link
to view the beautiful
Majestic Sun Condo
on Destin's Gulf beach
available for a week's stay
for up to six people,
compliments of Roger & Donna Campbell
if you have the winning ticket
Saturday evening, October 23rd.
Tickets: $10 each
Available at Habitat's ReStore
325 S. Green Street
and at the
80's Prom
7pm 'til midnight
The Moose Lodge
Corner 2nd and Green Sts.
You do not need to be present to win

Friday, October 8, 2010


Reduced prices until
October 18
Tickets available at 325 S. Green Street

Monday, October 4, 2010


You Have A Chance To Win
A Week's Stay in Beautiful Destin, Florida
in a Majestic Sun Condo
2 bedroom/2 bath, sleeps 6
Compliments of Roger and Donna Campbell
UK vs. TN Basketball Tickets
February 8, 2011
In Lexington
Compliments of Paul and Elizabeth Bird
Tickets available at Habitat's ReStore
325 S. Green Street
Winners to be announced during the '80s Prom
Saturday, October 23rd
7pm til midnight
The Moose Lodge
Corner of Second and Green Streets


Once again employers are being asked all across Henderson County to allow their employees to wear denim and/or dress casual each Friday during October, paying for the privilege and contributing their support of Habitat for Humanity's work. The employer pays nothing. For more details, contact Sarah Heath at Habitat: 826-0015 or

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Helping out A Neighbor...

Future Habitat homeowner Judy Sheeley, her son Jake and brother James lift a section of the front wall on Regina Houstons house at 804 Meadow Street. Judy's house will be the next one to be built by Habitat--the 50th in Henderson--and it will be located next door. Habitat builds more than houses. Habitat builds relationships too! Work on the Sheeley house foundation will get underway by mid-October.

Fall Fund-Raiser:

Benefitting Henderson Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, October 23rd
7pm to Midnight
at the Moose Lodge
338 2nd Street
Tickets $25/person, $40/couple
Available at Habitat's ReStore
325 S. Green Street
(restrictions apply)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Habitat's Thursday Crew Raises First Wall

Even though John Crooks (standing, grey shirt, center of photo) has volunteered for more than a year on Habitat's Thursday Crew, this was his first experience to build and raise an exterior wall on a Habitat house site. Hoo-ray for John....and all the other hard-working fellas who give their time and effort to helping Habitat fulfill its mission.

CSX Railroad Employees Volunteer to Install Floor

Locomotive engineers, conductors and other employees from the CSX Railroad stationed out of the Evansville yards volunteered Wednesday, September 22, and laid the floor deck at 804 Meadow Street. On a near-record breaking 97 degree last day of summer, these volunteers worked inspite of the heat to further along the construction on Habitat's 49th house in Henderson. Thanks for all the hard work!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Habitat's Build-Sites Are For Learning Too!

Instructor Brad Moyes uses Habitat's building site as a "hands-on" classroom for construction skills to Junior and Senior students from Henderson County High School. The high school's Construction Technologies classes are involved in helping to build Habitat's 49th house in Henderson as they have been with several Habitat houses in the past several years. Students learn valuable carpentry skills and techniques as they help lay out the house and work from the foundation to the roof ridge, inside and out.
Generally, Habitat volunteers can learn a lot of different skills from those who manage and supervise the construction site during a house-build. More than a few times a volunteer has said at the end of a work session, "Now I can go home and do this at my own house!" Habitat volunteers do not have to be skilled to work at a job site, just willing--willing to do whatever needs to be done, willing to take instruction, willing to help someone else.
In addition to the high school classes working at the Meadow Street site, Habitat's Thursday Crew is there most Thursday mornings and a Saturday Crew meets there most every Saturday morning. Volunteers are welcome. To confirm a work session or to inquire of what will be the task of the day, simply call 869-9011. Come join the effort and perhaps learn something new!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Habitat's Thursday Crew Builds Ramp

Some of the members of Henderson Habitat's Thursday Crew stand on a wheelchair ramp they recently built and installed at a Hebbardsville residence so that a quadriplegic homeowner can easily and safely inter and exit his home. Materials for the ramp were paid for by a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati through its member, the Ohio Valley Financial Group. These retired volunteers meet weekly for breakfast and then a morning's work helping build Habitat's houses and accomplish other good deeds for people in need. Newcomers are most welcome to join in the fun, fellowship and good work. Simply call Habitat for more information (869-9011).

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Old National BanCorp Grant Helps Fund House Build

Tony Krampe and staff representing the Old National Bank Foundation present a check for $8,000 to Habitat Board President R. Paul Bird, Jr., helping to fund the building of Habitat's 49th house in Henderson. The house is also being subsidized by a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati through its member bank, the Ohio Valley Financial Group. Both grants will help to pay much of the $65K estimated costs of construction. This particular Habitat house is also funded by the early mortgage pay-off of the fourth Habitat house to be built in Henderson, the home of Mrs. Annie Sallier constructed in the early 1990s.

Foundation Work Starts Construction of #49

Employees of Jeff O'Risky's Escavating Company, Evansville, assemble the forms for the poured concrete foundation walls for Habitat's 49th house. Mr. O'Risky has donated the labor and materials for the footings and stem-wall foundation which will have a finish as if it were a brick masonry wall. The ten inch wide walls will provide a sure and sturdy foundation for the new house.

Starting House #49

Regina Houston (in red stripe) and her daughters attend the Ground Breaking of their new home at 804 Meadow Street, Henderson's 49th Habitat house, Sunday, August 15th. Standing with their mother is Kendra, Breya and Keyana. The family looks forward to being able to move out of the delapidated, trailer they presently rent just after the new year.

Monday, June 28, 2010

House #48 Dedicated June 23rd

A happy Martinez family stands in front of their new home at 837 Clay Street before a dedication crowd of more than one hundred people, most of whom volunteered to help build the house. Employees of the Independence Bank, the Neel, Wilson & Clem law firm, the Hazex Construction Company, the Gary Shoulders Construction Company and Habitat's Thursday Crew donated their time to finish construction eleven weeks after construction began.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

House #48 on Clay Street progressing quickly!

5K Run Best Yet!

More than 400 participants ran and walked in Saturday's Tri-Fest 5K Run sponsored by Henderson's Breakfast Lions Club to benefit Habitat--almost twice as many as in any previous year. Mike Duncan crossed the finish line in front of all participants. The first female to cross the finish line was Angela Schwartz.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Members of Henderson Habitat's Board of Directors meet recently with Stephane Leblanc, Plant Manager of the Rio Tinto Alcan plant in Sebree to receive a contribution for the 48th Habitat house to be built in Henderson. Board President, Paul Bird, (extreme left), holds the plant's check for $12,500 which supplements The Independence Bank's sponsorship of the Clay Street house. Standing with Paul are Fred Lauver, Rich Cocco, Arin Wagner, Stephane Leblanc and Roger Campbell. Rich Cocco initiated Alcan's participation in the corporate build presently underway.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Independence Bank Presents Check for #48

Jim Davis of The Independence Bank presents a check for $25,000 to Henderson's Habitat for Humanity for the building of House #48. Affiliate Board President Paul Bird receives the contribution as Bob Hicks looks on. The Independence Bank also has committed employees who will volunteer to help build the house.

Joining The Independence Bank with underwriting this project are Big Rivers Electrical Corporation, Rio Tinto Al Can-Sebree, Kenergy Electrical CoOp, and Hazex Construction Company.

Construction of this house is intended to start immediately after Easter, as soon as weather permits and the ground dries some. The house will be built at 837 Clay Street for the Joe and Carol Martinez family.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Henderson Habitat for Humanity recently became a part of the HandsOnNetwork program's opportunities for volunteers to be rewarded with a free day at the Disney parks. Just as the phrase states so plainly, give a day volunteering with Henderson Habitat and get a free admission for a day at one of the Disney theme parks. For more details, visit the website: and learn how you might could spend a day of your spring break or summer vacation!

The HandsOnNetwork is a "volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, an international nonprofit organization whose core mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world." The Atlanta-based organization celebrates in 2010 the "everyday heroes who serve in their communities with the 'Give A Day-Get A Disney Day' program.

Henderson Habitat for Humanity provides opportunities for a day's volunteer service either at the ReStore on South Green Street or at the construction site. To schedule a volunteer opportunity at the ReStore, please contact Store Manager Donna Phillips at 826-0015. To learn more about a construction site opportunity to volunteer, please call 869-9011.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Home Paint Center Donates Inventory To ReStore

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Melton closed the South Green Street doors to Home Paint Center on December 31st and ended a near thirty-year family-owned business in Henderson. Much of the remaining MAB brand paint, paint supplies, wallpaper, boarders and other inventory was very graciously donated to Habitat's ReStore. All kinds of paint, solvents, brushes, rollers, ladders and other paint tools are now on sale at wholesale prices. So, also, are rolls of wall paper and boarder. Proceeds from the sales of this inventory are applied to the construction of the next Habitat home to be built, starting in April, at 837 Clay Street.

On-line registration is available for the 19th Annual Tri-Fest 5K Run/Walk benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, Saturday morning, April 17th. Click on the link on the home page and then start limbering up those running muscles!