Housewarming For Habitat

Join the Tobey Family November 11th, 2018

Ogden, UT (October 30th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is grateful for the partnership and friendship of the Tobey Family. Adam and Catherine Tobey plan to have a “Housewarming For Habitat” event on November 11th, 2018 from 3 PM to 5 PM. They are opening their home to the public in order to have a fundraising event for the affiliate. Please RSVP at habitatwd.org/housewarming before November 9th.

Catherine Tobey has been a great friend and leader to our organization. She is the newly-appointed President for Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, as well as the chair of Faith Engagement. She loves the city of Ogden and is inspired to make changes in her own community.

I love Ogden, so I mourn the many things that we struggle with as a community. As Utahns, we have a way of pretending like everything’s perfect. But it’s not! Everyone talks about the great skiing and rock climbing and hiking, but no one seems to realize the crisis of teen suicide, poor education, and poverty all around us.”

She believes that part of Habitat’s uniqueness is in recognizing both the needs of the community, and its assets. She became part of the Habitat Board almost a year ago and has been inspired to spark change. She wanted to gather the community as well as her own friends and family together to share Habitat for Humanity’s mission.

My path to homeownership was a huge blessing, and I believe that we can come together as a community to pave that way for many other families.”

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” HabitatWD provides the necessary services for homeowners to be proud of their home. Seeking to put God’s love into action, the affiliate brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Catherine aims to bring awareness to the community about the impact the affiliate can make and to help more families in need.

Did you know that one-third of the houses in our city have one of four huge problems, including substandard living conditions? One of out every three houses in Ogden!

Substandard living conditions can include lacking complete plumbing or kitchen facilities, severe overcrowding, and a high cost burden relative to income, as described from the Utah State Health Assessment 2016. These families may lack hot and/or cold running water, a flushing toilet, or a bathtub/shower, or it may mean they are missing a sink with a faucet, stove, range, and/or a refrigerator.

Rev. Tobey pointed to American Community Survey data that demonstrates 82% of those families living in substandard housing are renting. She expresses dismay that local landlords are profiting through the exploitation of those living in impoverished conditions.

“My hope is that we can each find a way a to get involved – whether through conversations with our peers, advocacy, financial or gift-in-kind donations, or volunteering.”

Outside of HabitatWD, Rev. Tobey is a pastor who is committed to the city of Ogden through direct service, leadership, and hope, in order to bring its people together across all differences. She is very passionate about the work she does with local and national faith communities, and her involvement with Habitat for Humanity. She hopes she can spread the vision of what the affiliate does and raise awareness among all those she meets.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.

ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Maria Rague, Marketing Director
801-475-9821
maria@habitatwd.org

Nonprofit Habitat Ogden ReStore Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Join us October 27th from 10 AM to 6 PM

Ogden, UT (October 12th, 2018) — The Habitat Ogden ReStore has been operating since 2016. They are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on October 27th from 10 AM to 6 PM. There will be fun all day with different activities. There will be snacks and games from 12 PM to 2 PM. The first 25 people to walk through the doors that morning will receive a prize, generously donated by the local affiliate (HFHWD), CrewTracks, and HomeTown Values.

The Ogden ReStore is independently-owned and operated by nonprofit Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD). It is their home improvement thrift store and donation center located at 3111 Wall Avenue Ogden UT 84401. HFHWD and its ReStore strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”.

The Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit where anyone in the community can donate, shop, and volunteer. They have a donation center on the South side of the building where community members can donate items from lumber, building materials, furniture, lighting, plumbing, and so much more. The Ogden ReStore also offers free pick-up services for those who reside in Weber and Davis Counties. Donors receive a tax-deduction receipt for all items accepted at the ReStore.

Ogden ReStore Anniversary

The nonprofit thrift store accepts new and gently-used items that are in good and working condition. These donated new and gently-used items are sold at a fraction of the original price. Proceeds from these items go towards Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties and its home build and home repairs for families in need.

Customers and community members can purchase items at the ReStore Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. Every purchase makes a difference at this nonprofit thrift store. Currently, HFHWD and its ReStore are raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her six children. To read more about their story, you can go to habitatwd.org/blog. In addition to this, they are raising funds for future Habitat partner families, the Rodriguez, the Norager, and the Hadfield-Carey family as well as home repairs needed by families in Weber and Davis Counties. The proceeds from the ReStore stay local to help low-income families.

Volunteers can help alongside the managers. Those needing community service or looking to be involved with philanthropic activities can help ReStore managers and staff with moving and reorganizing the thrift store and merchandise, cleaning the store front, helping with donation pick-ups and drop-offs, other DIY projects, and so much more. In 2017, the Habitat ReStore had over 2,400 volunteers and over 7,000 volunteer hours. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.

The ReStore has been a great contribution to the community, providing resources and materials needed by contractors, builders, DIYers, homeowners and renters, and so much more. From their grand opening to July 2018, they surpassed diverting one million pounds from the local landfills. As more and more people realize that the ReStore is in Ogden and is a place to donate home improvement items, the more good and gently-used items are diverted from the landfill. The ReStore prides itself for being eco-friendly in Weber and Davis Counties.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plans on striving for a community where everyone has a decent place to live. They provide the Ogden ReStore as a resource for those needing tools and materials, as well as having a resource to provide funds for their selected Habitat partner families. The goal in the future is to open a second ReStore in Davis, providing a secondary source and a closer resource to those living in Davis Counties.

Our Sponsors for the 2nd Anniversary

ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE

The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.

Media Contact:
Maria Rague, Marketing Director
maria@habitatwd.org
801-475-9821