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09/29/2015: Houston Habitat Welcomes Mr. Washington to Angel Lane
It doesn’t seem that long ago when thousands of New Orleans residents found themselves west-bound due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was then that media mogul Oprah Winfrey partnered with Houston Habitat for Humanity to create a community for those relocated from New Orleans, affectionately known as Angel Lane. Fast forward ten years, and some residents have been able to return to their beloved New Orleans, opening up an opportunity for others. One of those is Mr. Edward Washington.
09/29/2015: Houston Habitat Celebrates the Building of its 1,000th Home!
This fall, Houston Habitat welcomes back several build teams that have supported us throughout the years, and 3 special builds are taking place that we are really excited about.
04/29/2015: Houston Habitat’s Women Build Enlist all women teams from across the city
Tomorrow, the life changing process for Vivian McGee will begin. With the help of over 175 women from all over the Greater Houston area, she will see a home in the making right before her eyes.
04/08/2015: Houston Habitat’s Women Build: A Home that makes a statement
Imagine a host of women… coming together to build a home for you. Would you believe it? Would you be afraid? Well here at Houston Habitat for Humanity, we’re very excited to hold our 2015 Women Build! From April 30th – May 15th, several teams of women have put their resources together to make the possibility a reality.
03/06/2015: Houston Habitat receives funding from Wallis State Bank
A recent conversation with Asif Dakri, Vice Chairman and CEO at Wallis State Bank and Leela Krishnamurthy, Family Service Chairman for the Houston Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, resulted in a 5 year commitment to the communities Wallis Bank serves.
5/03/2014: Women's Build
On Saturday, May 3rd, Harrel Park will be bustling with activity as the 2014 Houston Habitat for Humanity Women Build gets underway. This build is a special initiative of Houston Habitat, and will lead up to Mothers Day as women across Houston show their support for working moms. With a host of community minded women leading the way, their outfits of hardhats and hammers will show they mean business.
12/02/2014: A Home Built for Women by Women
Eight months in the making… Marilyn DeBlaw is seeing the fruits of her labor. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Marilyn and over 25 friends, family and women volunteers set out on a journey that will change the course of her and her daughters’ lives.
10/07/2014: Houston Habitat and Constellation Energy Team UP
Houston Habitat for Humanity will host 140 Constellation employee volunteers in the Harrel Park community in northeast Houston.
10/02/2014: Sister Act among Families Building in Acorn Glen
Sisters Shuranda Rougeau and Shurita Rougeau both applied for the Houston Habitat for Humanity program. They decided to go through the building process together, and will be living across the street from each other.
8/11/2014: GE's Commitment to Empowering Veterans leads to Habitat Lone Star Award
Houston Habitat for Humanity was honored to accept the 2014 Affiliate Business Partner of the Year on behalf of GE Power Systems. The award is presented to a for-profit business that has impacted a Habitat affiliate in a significant way through financial and/or volunteer support for local affiliates.
7/14/2014: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Present Build to Amaze
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! and Chick-fil-A will help build something amazing at Houston Habitat for Humanitys Harrel Park Community in northeast Houston.
6/26/2014: Family Reveal 2014
On Thursday evening, June 26th, 23 families realized their dream to purchase their own homes.
6/10/2014: 2nd House that Ching Built
The Garcia-Andrade children will be united when they move into their home as a complete family unit.
5/08/2014: Houston Habitat and Dow create affordable housing for local families
Houston Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Dow this year to build an energy efficient home in the Harrel Park Community as part of the company’s 2014 commitment to Habitat for Humanity International.
5/17/2014: Vet Build
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Houston Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating our nations brave veterans by launching our 2014 Heroes for Heroes Veterans Build.
4/10/2014: Home Dedication in Harrell Park
Volunteers and supporters from several of our sponsors joined together Thursday April 10th to dedicate the homes they built alongside Houston Habitat for Humanity and their Family Partners. Four families were congratulated and celebrated as they embark on a new chapter in their lives.
2/17/2014: Dynamo Charities to present check with proceeds from Brian Chings testimonial match at The House that Ching Built construction site
Dynamo Charities, presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, will present Houston Habitat for Humanity with a check tomorrow with the proceeds of Chings testimonial match, presented by BVVA Compass and held on December 13, 2013