(Above) An emotional Mark Wirth, a 6-year U.S. Air Force Veteran, holds his son Troy and hugs Health Net Federal Services CEO, Billy Maynard following the announcement that their family will be the recipient of the HNFS sponsored Veteran Build.
On December 17th volunteers from across the community came together for a powerful example of how raising walls can bring people together to change hearts, minds, and lives.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is excited to announce that Health Net Federal Services, LLC., (HNFS) will be partnering to help build a home for a local Veteran family. The partnership includes a $150,000 donation to cover the costs of construction on the project, as well as hundreds of volunteers from HNFS who will aid in the construction of the home.
The highly anticipated ArtStreet project, a new arts initiative in Downtown Sacramento put on by same nonprofit collective behind the 2016 Art Hotel project, M5Arts, will be partnering with a number of community organizations for the special project including the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento ReStore.
The foundation is set, the $176,000 in funding has been raised, and now it’s officially time to raise walls on the monumental Habitat project that has brought over 180 local faith supporters from all over the community together to build hope and unity.
As December 10th rolls around, I find myself reflecting on what for most of us is a grudging ritual. Yup, you guessed it, paying the first installment on our property taxes.
I just signed checks for $105,554.66 to do just this, passing on the escrowed payments for our now 138 Habitat homeowners.
While I suppose tax paying will always be a little grudgey, the thing I’m feeling more than anything else is pride for our homeowners.
The shouting is over, it’s time for the hammering to begin. Construction begins on the Build for Unity project.
In the wake of a difficult and divisive week for America, this Friday and Saturday volunteers from the Congregation B’nai Israel and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church gathered in the Habitat trenches to roll up their sleeves and build a foundation for unity and two new homes in our community.
Habitat is currently working on a very special project to help a local Veteran in need of home repairs. Santiago is a 74-year old Veteran who served active duty in Vietnam as a short jumper and is currently living in a home with severe roof leakage, dry rot, and mold.
Today DPR Construction pledged to close the entire $25,000 funding gap needed to complete the two final homes of the Habitat Neal Road construction project. The news came as a shock to the Habitat staff who had reached out to DPR in hopes the construction company might consider closing the $10,000 or $15,000 funding gap on one of the homes – never imagining they would take on both.