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Shed Silent Auction

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A Royal Outdoor Manufactured Shed Up For Grabs!
Ogden, UT (August 8th, 2018) — The Habitat Ogden ReStore plan on having their second silent auction of the year this August. So many events are happening at the Ogden ReStore, you don’t want to miss out!

The Habitat Ogden ReStore is putting up a 8 foot by 10 foot shed for auction. This shed is manufactured by Royal Outdoor and is gently-used. The managers and Executive Director want to make sure that the public knows that this is not a brand-new shed, but is in good condition. They also want the public to acknowledge that there does need to be one repair on the right side of the shed. Otherwise, it is in good condition.
Participants can bid for this shed in-store at the Ogden ReStore, which is located at 3111 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401. This ReStore is open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. Participants can visit the cashiers to ask for more information on the shed and to bid for this shed.

Bidding will close on August 30th at 6 PM. The winner of the shed will be announced on Facebook Live and contacted on August 31st. Proceeds from the winner are going towards the new Habitat Home for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 kids. To learn more about the Guzman family, you can read about it at habitatwd.org/blog/guzman-family-story.

The ReStore managers plan to have silent auction events once every quarter. The next silent auction is planned to be sometime in December. Keep updated with us at habitatwdrestore.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. This ReStore is independently-owned and operated by the local affiliiate. 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.

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Back-To-School Event at the ReStore

Category : Blog , Ogden ReStore

Come Join Us At Our Habitat Ogden ReStore For A Back-To-School Celebration.

Ogden, UT (August 6th, 2018) — The Habitat Ogden ReStore plans on having a Back-To-School event on August 17th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Catherine Tobey, Faith Relations Chair and future Board President, decided to bring basketball hoops and inflatable interactions for all ages to play friendly competitions. This event will be free for individuals and families alike.

The Ogden ReStore will have purple tiles for those to decorate for $5. These purple tiles are then put up on the inside of the store, plastered to the pillars. These purple tiles are decorated to show support for the local university, Weber State, and the Ogden ReStore. The ReStore managers have been in the process of having the pillars decorated in the purple tiles for over a year and continue the process until every pillar has been filled. Participants are encouraged to write meaningful and positive sayings or decorations.

While supplies last, children can receive a school supply item with a donation or purchase of $5 or more to the Ogden ReStore. From the help of local businesses and individuals, many backpacks and school supplies were donated for this particular event. These businesses and individuals include:

For the week of the event, starting on August 14th thru August 18th, college students and other high school students will receive a 20% off discount when they show their ID to cashiers. Students can purchase furniture and other home improvement items for their apartments, dorms, and living spaces.  

Proceeds from this event are going towards the Guzman family, a single mother and her six children. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plan to build a Habitat Home for this partner family so that they may have a decent place to live. To read more about the Guzman family and why they were selected as the next partner family, you can visit habitatwd.org/blog.

The Ogden ReStore expects over 50 children to come to this event to play games, decorate, and to receive school supplies.

“It is our hope that we can help neighboring students, as well as our own Habitat partner family, be prepared for the new school year,” Maria Rague stated. “We want to make this a fun environment and to bring the community together.”

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. This ReStore is independently-owned and supervised by the local Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties. 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.

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Older Americans Month 2018

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Everyone deserves to live in their home with dignity.

This month of May is also known as Older Americans month. This year’s theme is Engage at Every Age. From the Older Americans Month official site, it states that this month’s theme was to “emphasize that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being”1. This month of May, we celebrate the many ways that older adults can make a difference in their local community, while also bringing awareness to those who are living in poverty and how our affiliate helps those in need.

In 2016, from Statistica.com, it showed that over 58.47% of Americans 55 years of age and older are in poverty levels2. Of that statistic, it shows the females are more likely to be in poverty. To show the immediate impact of poverty in our local counties, DataUSA.com showed data for Weber and Davis Counties in Utah.

From DataUSA, researched showed that there were roughly 583,609 residents in Weber and Davis Counties in 2016. 10.1% of the residents in Weber and Davis Counties were 65 years and older. 3.73% of the population living in Weber and Davis counties were in WWII and the Vietnam war and would be considered as veterans. To express the importance of poverty in our local areas in Weber and Davis Counties combined, 18.23% of men and women of all ages were living in poverty in 2016. 7.1% of the population in Weber and Davis Counties were men and women 55 years of age and older who are living in poverty. Females in Weber and Davis Counties seem to be prevalent to being in poverty. The majority of those in poverty are White, followed by Hispanic ethnicity in Weber and Davis Counties 3.

 

From the AARP foundation, “one in every five Americans will be over age 65 by 2030 and our nation will face a severe shortage in appropriate housing to meet their needs”4. The AARP Foundation did a study and reported it in their research report, “What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults”. From this research report, the foundation discovered that those 50 years and older want to be able to age in their homes and communities. One of the surveys the AARP Foundation conducted found that those 50 years and older ranked increasing police presence as a number one priority in their neighborhood, while implementing or increasing funding for affordable housing programs was ranked sixth. Building more stores and shops was ranked on the bottom of the list for those who were 50 years and older.

The AARP foundation discovered that there was a direct correlation between household income levels and ranking funding for affordable housing and home modifications as a higher priority. “As income levels increase, the ranking for housing-related funding priorities decreases”, stated in the research report. For those who had an annual income of 30K or less, implementing or increasing funding for affordable housing was ranked as the top three priorities. For those who had an annual income of 50K or less, implementing or increasing funding for home modifications for people with disabilities was ranked as one of the top five priorities 5.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties partners with volunteers and community members to make a difference in the local community.

We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to call home. We help people of all ages build and repair their homes while building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Mrs. Odessa’s newly painted home worked on by the IRS volunteers August 2017.

At our affiliate, we notice that we help a large majority of seniors and elder persons. From our reports, nearly 49% of our projects were done for persons over the age of 56 years old in 2017. These projects were from our A Brush With Kindness Program, which repairs the exterior of the homes in Weber and Davis Counties. Because many elders live on fixed incomes with few resources to make modifications or critical repairs to their home, this population faces very serious housing issues that pose significant risks to their health and well-being. At our affiliate, we make it one of our priorities to give these families a way to be self-reliant while being safe in their own homes. We have the ability to help those in need of being safe in their homes while providing them a place to call home.


Main Office
2955 Harrison Blvd. Suite 202 Ogden UT 84403 | 801-475-9821 | info@habitatwd.org

About Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD) is a nonprofit organization that strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Our affiliate has built over 14 homes since 2004. We build and repair homes for local low-income families. For more information, visit www.habitatwd.org.

About Habitat Ogden ReStore
Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. Proceeds from the Habitat ReStore goes towards the affiliate, HFHWD. When you shop at the nonprofit store, you are helping families who need repairs and decent homes. Every ReStore is owned and operated-independently.

Media Contact:
Maria Rague | 801-475-9821 | maria@habitatwd.org

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WORKS CITED

1. Older Americans Month 2018. Administration of Aging; Administration for Community Living. https://oam.acl.gov/. Accessed 15 May 2018.
2. “Poverty Rate in the United States in 2016, by age and gender.” Statistica. https://www.statista.com/statistics/233154/us-poverty-rate-by-gender/. Accessed 15 May 2018.
3. “Weber County & Davis County.” DataUSA. Deloitte; Collective Learning; Datawheel. https://datausa.io/profile/geo/weber-county-ut/?compare=davis-county-ut. Accessed 15 May 2018.
4. “Improving Access to Safe and Affordable Housing.” AARP Foundation. Berne and Pan American. https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/housing/?intcmp=FDN-FTR-LINKS. Accessed 15 May 2018.
5. Harrell, Rodney, et al. “What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults.” AARP Foundation. https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/liv_com/2014/what-is-livable-report-AARP-ppi-liv-com.pdf. Accessed 15 May 2018.


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Pictures from the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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Come check out the fun we had at our
1st Annual Recognition Breakfast

May 4th 9 AM at Jeremiah’s Restaurant

AWARD RECIPIENTS:

The Story Award:
Dixie Story
The Greger Award:
Paul Starkey
The ReStore Volunteer Award:
Gregory Bennet
The Most Volunteer Individual Hours:
“Pickleball” Patti Hancock
The Most Volunteer Group Hours:
Hill Air Force Base
Business of the Year Materials:
Wells Fargo
Business of the Year Volunteer:
UMB
Non-Profit Support Award:
Northern Utah American
Red Cross,
represented by
Madeline McDonald

PHOTOS


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Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

Category : Blog

First annual event to recognize those who helped
the Habitat for Humanity affiliate this past year.

Ogden, UT (May 4th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD) is a nonprofit organization that strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This affiliate decided to create an event that would recognize volunteers and donors each year.

The event for this year was held on May 4th, 2018 at 9 AM. Volunteers and donors met at Jeremiah’s restaurant for a morning breakfast. There was an opportunity drawing for a five-day cruise, donated generously by Ron Franklin from Larry H. Miller Chevrolet. In addition to this, there were over 16 different silent auction items.

Volunteers, donors, and staff were able to bid on items donated generously by businesses in the area. Gifts were donated by Black Bear Diner, Boondocks, Cold Stone Creamery, Cherry Hill, Dartside, Deer Valley Resort, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, The Great Escape, Great Harvest in South Ogden, Gina Gonzalez Group Realty, Kneaders in Ogden, Megaplex 13, Menchies in Ogden, the Natural History Museum, and Utah Jazz.

Jeannie M. Gamble, Executive Director of HFHWD, along with Tim Taylor, Vice-President of the Board, Sherri Jones, the ReStore manager, and Neyla Hadfield, Volunteer Coordinator, announced the individuals and groups that won different awards.

The first recipient to win the Story Award was given to Dixie Story. This award is named after her, due to the number of years being with the organization and being a big part of the Habitat family. The second award was the Greger Award. Jeannie Gamble wanted to award Paul Starkey, past Board President, as the 2018 Greger Award recipient. Paul Starkey was unable attend the event, and was represented by his wife, Gloria. Sherri Jones awarded the ReStore Volunteer Award to Gregory Bennet, who worked long and hard at the ReStore for many hours. Tim Taylor announced that Patti Hancock, better known as “Pickleball Patti”, would receive the award for the most individual hours volunteered at the Habitat affiliate. Neyla Hadfield gave the Most Volunteer Group Hours Award to the Hill AirForce Base. Wells Fargo was given the Business of the Year Materials Award by Jeannie Gamble. UMB was awarded the Business of the Year Volunteering Award. The American Red Cross was represented by Madeline Mcdonald and was awarded the Non-Profit Support Award.

At the end of the program, the silent auction items left with the different individuals that bid for them and the five-day cruise opportunity drawing was given out.

Jeannie M. Gamble stated that “the affiliate raised over $1500 at the end of the event”.

The funds are dedicated to the Guzman family and their new Habitat home. The Guzman family is a single mother with six children living in a small trailer in Ogden. Their new Habitat home will be built at 450 15th Street, Ogden, UT 84404. If you would like to donate funds to this family and their new home, please click here habitatwd.org/donate/

Main Office
2955 Harrison Blvd. Suite 202 Ogden UT 84403 | 801-475-9821 | info@habitatwd.org
About Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD) is a nonprofit organization that strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Our affiliate has built over 14 homes since 2004. We build and repair homes for local low-income families. For more information, visit www.habitatwd.org.
About Habitat Ogden ReStore
The nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. The nonprofit ReStore is in affiliation and is operated with the local Habitat for Humanity (HabitatWD). The store accepts new and gently-used items. Located at 3111 Wall Avenue Ogden UT 84401.
Media Contact:
Maria Rague | 801-475-9821 | maria@habitatwd.org

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