HFH Newsletter

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Home Dedications are what Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers, sponsors, and of course homeowners look forward to most. We can’t wait to hand over the keys to the Habitat families who have worked endlessly to achieve their dreams of homeownership. The home of Naw Kay Poe and Ya Reht located at 3415 S. Como in Meridian will be dedicated on Thursday, September 26th at 4:00pm. This home was sponsored by Thrivent Financial and many local congregations participated in its constructio...
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Take a perfect venue, add generous supporters, spice it up with Goodwood Barbeque and you have another great Evening in the Garden. On Thursday, June 11 FarWest Landscape and Garden Center once again hosted the 13th Annual Evening in their beautiful Garden Center on State Street. Kevin and Brenda Mee the morning stars from 101.9 FM “The Bull” welcomed 200 Habitat supporters and made sure that the evening started off fun and kept moving.
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Home dedications are a culminating event for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers, community partners, and staff come together to celebrate with the Habitat family. On May 16th we had an opportunity to celebrate with the Paul Htoo, his wife Mi, and their four children as they became our newest homeowners. Joye Jones, current BVHfH board president, spoke of the Habitat mission and its importance, while Dave Martin shared the story of the Htoo’s difficult and often terrifying journey fro...
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Be sure to stop by The Village at Meridian between May 7th and May 11th to check out A Village of Playhouses. Five playhouses creatively designed and built by generous supporters of BVHfH will be raffled off at the end of the week.
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This may be the last chance to get your tickets! Now in its 13th year, Evening in the Garden attracts capacity crowds and has sold out ahead of the event for the last 2 years. Only 48 tickets remain which can be purchased individually for $50 or $500 for a table of eight. Table holders receive premier reserved seating, 2 bottles of wine, table favors, and signage.
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Mark Anderson, creator and co-host of Food Network shows The Grill Dads and Comfort Food Tour, has offered to host the winning bidder and 7 guests at his home for a grilling class and dinner party. The lucky winner will join Mark in his backyard command center with 5 grills and a wood fired pizza oven, for food, fun, and outdoor grilling education. Date, time and menu will be mutually agreed upon with the auction winner.
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Construction is moving right along at Tradewinds subdivision in Meridian! We paused for a while in January to let the professionals from Performance Drywall take care of getting the drywall up, but our volunteers are back at it, installing wood laminate floors and interior painting.
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Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity is very pleased to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of a 2019 Habitat-Thrivent Faith Build Grant. This generous grant will build our fourth and final home in the Tradewinds Subdivision. Thrivent Financial is contributing 50% of the total cost of this home and is also engaging the local faith community to assist with funding and a commitment of volunteers to build with Habitat. Construction will begin in June 2019.
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After 15 years Helen Shepherd is “retiring” as a Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Think about that, fifteen years. In that time Helen has given 2676 hours in support of our mission. And that’s just the hours that were captured for our records.
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An official groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 16th at Tradewinds subdivision in Meridian. Doing the honors were Clayton Chaney, Hummel Architects; Debbie Vincent, President Board of Trustees, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity; Tammy de Weerd, Mayor of Meridian; Scott Madison, Intermountain Gas Company; Tom Lay, Executive Director, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity; and Poe Htoo and Mi Mya Aye, the future owners of this house.
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