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Earth Day 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Recycle, Shop, Save and Eat for Earth Day
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is hosting a community-wide celebration for Earth Day on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at both of their ReStore locations in Temecula and Lake Elsinore.
The ReStores are retail outlets and donations centers that sell donated and surplus building materials, appliances and furniture to the general public at heavily discounted prices. Shoppers will find appliances, furniture, lighting, flooring, cabinets, tile, carpet, lumber, doors, windows, and more.
There are three primary benefits of the ReStores:
1.) Environmental Impact: approximately one pound of materials is saved from going into the waste stream for every dollar in sales.
2.) Affordable Home Improvement: items at the ReStore are sold for a fraction of their retail value and help the general public as well as owners of Habitat homes.
3.) Additional Habitat Home Construction: all profits from the ReStore go directly back into the Inland Valley community, helping to sustain operating costs and fund additional home construction for families in need.
The Earth Day Celebration is a great resource for Inland Valley residents to learn how they can decrease their carbon footprint. Residents are invited to drop of their e-waste for recycling. Materials accepted include telephones, cell phones, computers, printers and scanners. The celebration will also include 25% off ReStore inventory (excluding rugs) at both locations and a hot dog lunch served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
ReStore locations are as follows:
27479 Enterprise Circle West
Lake Elsinore ReStore
570 Central Avenue, Suite I
Lake Elsinore, CA
For more information regarding the Earth Day Celebration at Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley ReStores, please call (951) 296-3362.
Win a Professionally Decorated Christmas Tree
October 19, 2012
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is set to host the annual Christmas Tree Lane at the Promenade Temecula this November 9 through December 17. Local artists and decorators have been called upon to create special themes and ornaments to create beautifully designed trees. In years past, tree themes have included an oriental tree, a “Giving Tree”, an angel tree and a unique “art” tree.
Christmas Tree Lane will be located outside of the lower level Macy’s Women’s wing. Shoppers can win the trees by dropping off a suggested donation of $1.
“Home for the Holidays” is this years’ inspiration, which will be incorporated into the Christmas Tree Lane event. Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Director of Resource Development Elizabeth Hamerschlag states, “Each year we look forward to the Christmas Tree Lane Event as it is one of the largest fundraisers for our affiliate. Proceeds from the event stay within the Inland Valley area, helping us fulfill our mission of providing adequate housing for all.”
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is offering a way for local businesses to get involved, as well. By becoming a Christmas Tree Sponsor, businesses will not only be supporting a worthy cause, but they will also be capturing maximum exposure at a minimum cost at the mall during this busy holiday season.
On December 17, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley will host a public opportunity drawing and announce the winners of approximately 16 trees. The affiliate will also be selling their annual commemorative holiday ornament throughout the event.
For more information or to volunteer with this event, please call (951) 296-3362.
Habitat for Humanity Grants Homes in Menifee, Lake Elsinore
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley has rehabilitated homes for seven families in the Inland Valley, it was announced Wednesday. Lake Elsinore resident Emily Givens is one of seven families in the Inland Valley set to receive the keys to their new homes, courtesy of the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Click here to read the rest of the story at Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch.
Menifee Rotary Helps Habitat Spruce Up Homes
The Rotary Club of Menifee recently joined forces with Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity to begin working on one of several homes that Habitat is revitalizing in Menifee. Click here to read the rest of the article at PE.com.
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Hit Hard by RDA Elimination
On December 29, 2011, The California Supreme Court ended redevelopment (RDA) in California and, in the process, wiped out a significant funding source for Habitat for Humanity (HFH) affiliates in California and throughout the entire affordable housing community. The court decision signifies an ”end of an era” according to Tammy Marine, Chief Executive Officer for the Inland Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Click here to read the whole article.
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Features “QuickDraw” Event
Murrieta, CA—More than 60 guests from the Temecula Valley gathered Saturday, November 12th at the Bear Creek Country Club home of Jim and Shelly Harris for a Pre-Holiday Open House to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Murrieta Artist Mike Miller was on hand to perform a “QuickDraw” demonstration during which he transformed a blank canvass into a finished and framed painting in less than an hour. The 16” x 24” watercolor featured a mountain stream scene, and was completed in 47 minutes as guests watched the process and discussed painting techniques with Miller.
Once on display, the painting was made available for purchase in a silent auction, and was won by attendees Tip and Carla Jozsa of San Diego. All proceeds from the auction went to Habitat for Humanity. Miller is active in the Temecula Valley Art League and the Friday Pein Aire Painter’s group. His submission for the Habitat for Humanity Christmas Tree, currently on display in the Temecula Promenade Mall, won an art contest. The artwork will be featured on the Habitat for Humanity holiday ornaments for sale in 2012. Other samples of his work can be viewed at www.mikemillerart.com.
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Celebrates the Season with Tree Extravaganza & Opportunity Drawing
Inland Valley nonprofit hosts holiday tree display and drawing at Promenade Temecula
November 11, 2011
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is pleased to announce their 4th Annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ Tree Extravaganza at Promenade Temecula, beginning on Friday, November 11, 2011. Several dozen professionally designed trees will be on display and available to win through an opportunity drawing on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Opportunity Tickets will be available with a suggested donation of $1 each.
Professional designer, Jill Christen, from Christen Custom Designs, will decorate the majority of the trees, all of which have different themes and are sponsored by area businesses. Local artist Gabriele Baber has been working for months with other artists in creating a specially themed tree, decorated with over 60 pieces of art from local artists. Tree sponsors include Tri-Lakes Sportswear, Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac, Van Avery Prep, Kids World, Pacific Western Bank, California Bank & Trust and Brighton Collectibles.
Chairperson Christine McCusker says, “To me this event represents the magic of Christmas and the importance of community. Every year literally thousands of people of all walks of life come out to support us knowing their contributions will support those who need us the most! Plus, they each have a chance at winning one of these amazing trees. If nothing else, come down and see it for yourself – kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the fun and festivity of each unique creation!”
More information can be obtained by calling Elizabeth Hamerschlag at Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley at (951) 296-3362.
The Home for the Holidays Tree Extravaganza benefits Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. For over 20 years, the nonprofit organization has been working in the community and around the world to provide safe, affordable housing and improving living conditions for thousands of families.
For more information regarding the Home for the Holidays Tree Extravaganza or Opportunity Drawing, visit www.Habitat4InlandValley.org or call (951) 296-3362.
Habitat Partners with Local Groups to Build Home at Southern California Fair
September 3, 2011
As part of the commemoration of the City of Perris’ Centennial, the City has entered into a partnership with the Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity, Perris Rotary, and the Southern California Fair to develop a single family home for sale to an income qualified family. The Perris Centennial home will be framed and prepped on the grounds of the Southern California fair during the annual run of the fair in October 2011. After the fair, the home will be moved to a Redevelopment Agency owned property in downtown Perris and construction of the unit will be completed on the site. The purpose of this project is to promote the City’s Centennial celebration during the fair and serve as the first project to be funded using a portion of the City’s grant award from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP 3). The proposed home will feature 3 bedrooms, covering 1,088 square feet, with a detached garage.
Habitat Calls for Volunteers and Houses in Need of Repair
June 28, 2011
“The Helping Hands program has been rejuvenated and expanded to work with families’ whose homes need exterior work and small repairs. Our goal is to lift up particular neighborhoods that are in need,” Marine said.
Marine said homeowners can receive help with exterior painting, weed abatement, trash disposal, small repairs, and even some additional projects like minor handicap construction.
Read the full article here, courtesy of SWRNN
Habitat for Humanity wins Murrieta Non-Profit of the Year!
June 11, 2011
Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley was honored to accept the award for non-profit of the year alongside Murrieta Lions Club, which tied with us for first place! Click here to see all the deserving winners for this year’s Chamber of Commerce event!
Habitat Launches Cars for Homes Program
May 31, 2011
Did you know that your old car, truck, motorcycle, boat or motor home can be turned into cash for Habitat, even if it doesn’t run? Read moreor visit http://www.habitat.org/carsforhomes for more details–just be sure to designate Habitat Inland Valley as the recipient so your donation will stay in your community!
Local Church Gives Habitat a Helping Hand
May 1, 2011
“Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., more than 260 volunteers from the Church, Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley and the Rotary Club of Murrieta spent more than 1,400 volunteer hours mowing lawns, weeding and painting houses.
Seven houses were painted, more than 400 bags of trash were collected and removed, and more than 200 packs of seeds planted for flowers.”
Read full story here.
Habitat for Humanity 6th Largest Home builder in the Country!
“In a sign of the times, the sixth largest home builder last year was a non-profit, Habitat for Humanity International, which closed 6,032 homes in the United States last year. Sales at Habitat were up a robust 14%.”
Full article available here from Builder Online