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July 2014

News COME PLAY IN THE SAND AND LEARN ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY!

As part of the Americas Freedom Festival at Provo Freedom Days activities, Habi-tat for Humanity of Utah County will be sponsoring the annual A Day at the Beach event for both kids and kids at heart on July 3, 4, and 5, 2014. The Day at the Beach event will be located in the Freedom Village on 200 East Center Street in Provo and will feature the Staker Parson Sand truck, free Hawaiian leis, fun prizes, and information about local Habitat programs.

CYCLISTS PEDAL INTO UTAH COUNTY AGAIN TO HELP END POVERTY HOUSING

Cyclists from all around the country will once again be pedaling into Provo on Thursday, June 17, 2014, to help Habitat for Humanity of Utah County with the restoration and renovation of the George Taylor, Jr. Home in Provo. The riders will be working on exterior lead base paint removal at the home located at 187 North 400 West all day on Friday, July 18, 2014.

The SC2SC cyclists are part of the national Bike & Build program and are riding their bikes across the country to raise funding and awareness to end poverty housing. The 33 young adults started their long journey in Charleston, South Carolina in May and will log over 4,000 miles before they reach their desti-nation of Santa Cruz, California in mid- August. They will be staying at the Provo Seventh Day Adventist Churchs Community Center while in Utah County.

HABITAT TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSFUL YEAR AND INTRODUCE NEW VISION AT MEETING

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will celebrate another successful year at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Zions Bank Building at 180 North University Avenue, Provo. In addition to highlighting this years successes, the local Habitat affiliate will also be introducing its new mission and vision, sharing its three year strategic goals saying goodbye to this years Executive Commit-tee and installing new Board officers. All interested community members are invited to attend. Refresh-ments will be served.

Whats Up

The Habitat ReStores in Orem and Spanish Fork will be holding a huge sale the first weekend in August. All donated items will be 50 percent off. Dont miss out on all the great bargains on new and used building material, appliances and furniture. Details and locations at www.habitatuc.org/donate-now.htm.

Bring all those aluminum cans from your Fourth of July picnics to one of Habitats recycling drop off locations and help provide safe and affordable housing for an area family in need! Drop off locations are listed at www.habitatuc.org/recycle.htm.

Vehicle donations to Habitat for Humanitys Cars for Homes program are tax deductible in the U.S.! Earn a 2014 tax deduction today: Details at www.habitatuc.org/cars-for-homes.htm.

Help Habitat Restore Provos History! Donate to the George Taylor, Jr. Renovation and Restora-tion project and help Habitat turn a neighborhood eyesore into a community showplace. www.habitatuc.org.

If live in Provo and need tools for a neighborhood project Habitats Mobile Tool Library might be your answer. Contact Kena at (801) 344-8527 or kena@habitatuc.org for more information.

Go grocery shopping and help provide safe and affordable housing for families in need in our com-munity! Sign up for Smiths Community Rewards Program at www.smithscommunityrewards.com, link your account/card with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County (#48773) and then go shopping at your local Smiths Grocery Store. Smiths will then provide a financial contribution to the local Habitat affiliate.

2 Need tools for your upcoming summer projects? Stop by Habitat for Humanity of Utah Countys tool lending library and check out needed tools and lawn care items for free. New tools have been added re-cently. The lending library, located inside the Habitat ReStore at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem, is open Mon-day through Saturday from 10-6. An application and proof of residency are required. Look online at www.habitatuc.org for more information.

Check out Habitats FUNSAVER Site! Habitat for Humanity has partnered with VP Deals to get all the latest bargains on local products/venues. Check out this weeks FUNSAVER specials at www.habitatucdeals.info. A portion of your fun purchases will help Habitat further its housing mission in the community.

Have you tested your home for radon yet? Habitat is working with the Utah Cancer Action Network, Utah County Health Department, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to encourage community mem-bers to test their homes for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, causing an estimated 22,000 deaths of year in the United States. Habitat offers test kits at the Orem ReStore or online for just $6.00! Learn more at www.habitatuc.org/radon_awareness.html.

Habitat to Unveil Community Garden! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County and Community Action Services and Food Bank will unveil the new TyRay Community Garden, located 1020 North 950 West, Provo, at the end of the month.

Habitat Celebrates Start Of Washburn Reams Estates Project - Habitat for Humanity of Utah County cele-brated the beginning of its Washburn Reams Estates Project with a kickoff event held the last Friday in June. The first of its kind planned unit development, located at 525 North 1060 West, Orem, will include three new energy efficient homes designed by biome design. The development is being named in memory of Mayor Jerry Washburn and City Manager Jim Reams. Home construction will begin in September. Prior to the cele-bration, employees from Jones Excavating Co. removed 35 truckloads of dirt from the project in preparation for property improvements.

PHOTO GALLERY

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PHOTO GALLERY

Galaxie Lighting Hosts Star Studded Event Benefiting Habitat - Long time Habitat for Human-ity of Utah County partner, Galaxie Lighting, spon-sored a star studded event June 27th at their show-room in Lindon benefiting our local Habitat affiliate. The event included delicious BBQ, live music and visits from 22 Jump Streets, Richard Grieco, and well known interior designer, Barry Livingstone. Proceeds from select lighting fixtures sold during the event were donated to Habitat.

Parading Green - Habitat for Humanity of Utah County partnered again this year with the Utah County Health Department to promote radon aware-ness during the Utah Valley Home Parade of Homes in June. The organizations provided those visiting the Clive Roundy Parade Home at 266 Meadow Drive, Springville, with green booties and information to help make the community aware about the dangers and effects of radon gas.

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Builders Blitz 2014 Home Finished in 8 days! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County partnered with EDGE-homes to build a home in just 8 days in Saratoga Springs as part of Habi-tat Internationals Home Builders Blitz 2014 in June. The 3 bedroom home was built with Heather McAllister and her family and spon-sored by EDGEhomes, First Colony Mortgage, Central Bank, Affiliated First Title, and many other wonderful local supporters. Check out the time lapse video of the quick build at www.edgehomes.com/blitz.

Builders Blitz 2014 Home

Finished in 8 days!

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Builders Blitz 2014 Home

Finished in 8 days!

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JULY BUILD DAYS

Volunteers are currently being sought to help with construction, renovation, critical home repair, and beautification projects. Build days are now held Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Sign up online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities JULY VOLUNTEER

OPPORTUNITIES

CREW LEADERS AND SITE HOSTS NEEDED TO

HELP GUIDE CONSTRUCTION

Volunteers with construction experience or those wanting to improve their construction skills are being sought to par-ticipate in the affiliate's Crew Leader and Site Host Pro-grams. Orientations are monthly. The next orientation will be on at the Habitat office in Orem on Saturday, July 19, 2014. For information, contact LeAnn at the number or email below.

Help with Freedom Festival Day at the Beach July 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Work at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore:

Set your own shift anytime the ReStore is open, Monday Saturday from 10-6

Wear sturdy shoes and a light jacket

Orem or Spanish Fork locations

Assist with Habitat Recycling efforts. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO SERVE

ON COMMITTEES

Volunteers are needed to serve on all of Habitats local committees. Monthly meetings, limited time commitment, no experience necessary, varying in-terests and skills. For more information, contact LeAnn Hillam at (801) 368-2250 or leann@habitatuc.org.

Check out Habitat & Community Actions Free Home Maintenance Course. The next class will be Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. The topics are: Weatherization and Home Decorating. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held at the Habitat office at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem.

At HOME DEPOT Registration is necessary. Call store or register online. Look online for the July clinic sched-ule at www.homedepot.com.

At LOWE'S - you must sign up for How-To Clinics by calling 229-1485 or stopping by their store at 140 West Uni-versity Parkway in Orem. Look online for July clinic schedule at www.l