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!