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In a quaint living room adorned with photographs capturing moments frozen in time, Aladdin and Raghad sat side by side, ready to unravel the tale of their enduring love. The interviewer, with genuine curiosity, delved into their past, seeking to understand the threads that wove their unique story.
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In the heart of Boise, amidst the rolling hills and under the vast Idaho sky, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity will welcome its most recent family, the Aldulaimi and Alhilal family, into the warmth of a new home in Star, Idaho.
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Aladdin Aldulaimi, a former interpreter and patriot for the U.S. army, carries with him the weight of a thousand stories, each etched into the scars of his past. His journey from the war-torn streets of Baghdad, Iraq, to the serene neighborhoods of Boise is a testament to resilience, hope, and the unwavering spirit of a man determined to carve a better life for his family.
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In the heart of Boise, Idaho, a group of dedicated individuals form a powerful force for change. This group is the Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation (IWCF), a collective of more than 400 members, pooling their resources and passions to make a lasting impact on their community.
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In a world that can sometimes feel isolating, Thelesa's story serves as a testament to the transformative power of compassion and community support. Before receiving repairs on her home, including the installation of a grab bar and a ramp, Thelesa found herself facing the daunting prospect of a hip replacement and doctor's orders that restricted her mobility. She was confined to her home, craving independence but lacking the means to achieve it.
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When asked what her life was like before working with Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Holly shared that she was miserable. “My roof leaked, and I had no family to come help me,” Holly said. “My neighbors couldn't do any more than what I could do. The church tried to help me cover up the leaks, but it still wasn’t enough. I ran out of avenues.” Now, her life is different.
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Evening in the Garden has been a key fixture of FarWest Landscape & Garden Center’s philanthropic efforts. Yet most don’t know the history of their contributions to Habitat and the event. For 17 years they have donated their seven-acre nursery to serve as the backdrop for Habitat’s key fundraiser.
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Mighty Dog Roofing is a franchise company, but is an affiliate of the Treasure Valley, owned by Jeremy and Blake Parkinson. They are native Idahoans. Like Habitat’s own local focus, Mighty Dog prioritizes hiring local people to work for them and keep the family-owned business community oriented. 
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As one chapter closes, another opens for Nuha, Ali, and their two children. From the love of their home, the gratitude for the homeownership opportunity, and the success they found there, Nuha recounts their time as Habitat homeowners as they sell their Habitat home for something bigger.
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Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity has consistently earned low energy efficiency scores on its homes built in Ada County thanks to its high-quality volunteer work. A home’s HERS score is a relative performance score. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home.
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