FROM RAINTREE HABITAT
At Raintree Habitat for Humanity, we’ve been very busy. Since the pandemic we’ve made lot’s of improvements and we’re working hard on increasing donations to continue with revitalizations and home builds in our community. When you’re out and about, stop by to shop in the ReStore or come for a visit at the Habitat admin offices.
Our Project Manager, Jeff Nunn and our Administrative/Finance Dir, Scarlet Daniel, have been working hard on the Administrative and Housing side of Habitat, while our ReStore manager, Mike Virgin, and assistant Kim Wood have kept the ReStore stocked with new items. Since Covid Mike has implemented new cleaning processes and changed some of the items we accept. With our current board members, we think we have the perfect team and we’ll be focusing more on partnering with our community and building a stronger volunteer program.
We would love to hear from you and get you involved with our mission by volunteering and/or donating. Currently, our building team and our Retired Person Volunteer group work a couple of days during the week and some Saturday’s when we have extra volunteers.
We’d love to add another team to our tool box. If you or your organization would like to help make dreams come true for deserving family’s in our community, please contact us for more information.
Scarlet Daniel, Jeff Nunn, Artie Ratliff or Mike Virgin
FROM THE BOARD
Home construction, led by Jeff, our Project Manager, and our dedicated volunteer team has picked back up and moving full steam ahead. Volunteers are currently working at (2) job sites, finishing two home builds.
The ReStore is open and keeping social distancing in place. Business for the ReStore has been above average lately, which is great! Donations of usable items to the ReStore have increased and we love seeing the store at full capacity, so customers have a wide selection.
Donated items are always needed, and we have resumed the pick-up of heavy items, while maintaining social distancing. Call 765-529-3229 and speak with Mike if you have items that need to be picked up.
Ralph Willis, Board President
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Got a Kroger card?
Just link Raintree Habitat for Humanity to your Kroger shopping card. All of your transactions associated with your account will then be applied to the giving program.
You can login to Amazon Smiles with your Amazon or Amazon Prime login credentials, shop for the same items, at the same price and Amazon will donate a percentage of your order to Raintree Habitat for Humanity.
Brush with Kindness
Would your church or organization like to get involved with helping our neighbors? We’re looking to partner with some local organizations to better implement our Brush with Kindness program.
We’ve discovered different ways to help fund much needed home repairs. For example, Home Depot and Lowe’s offer in-kind donations, church groups can sponsor a project, we offer low interest loans, and there are many community grants available. With your help, we would love to implement these programs.
Volunteers are always needed as homeowner’s and members of our community call in with needs such as: ramps, safety rails, and other small household repairs.
If your organization has people with trade skills and would like to pay it forward, please contact the Raintree Habitat office at 765-388-2160 and we’ll get you set up.
IN THE NEWS
Raintree Habitat for Humanity of Henry County is celebrating 30 years of service in our community! Look for updates from the ReStore on their Facebook: Habitat for Humanity ReStore Henry County Indiana, Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaintreeHabitat/
Twitter: http://@RaintreeHabitat , Instagram: http://@raintreehabitat_henryco, and our website: raintreehfh.com. We’ll be celebrating our 30 years throughout the year with special community events and different things online that you’ll be able to join from the comfort of your own home.
During these trying times, we’re working with future homeowners to get them settled in as quickly as possible. On the following page, you’ll see information on some of our newest homes. Family’s have been working diligently toward home ownership. With their sweat equity complete, they’ll be moving in soon.
Our Spiceland build is moving right along now that most of the covid restrictions have been lifted. Since the Building Trades students are out for the summer, we’re wrapping things up on D Avenue and it should be completed very soon.
Warren E. Hill
Died June 28, 2020 at age 96.
Warren was a dedicated, long-time volunteer who worked on the construction of many Raintree Habitat homes.
Will be announced on our Facebook page @RaintreeHabitat as well as here on our website.