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- Palm Desert, CA, March 1, 2017 -
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley and Rancho Mirage Rotary work on Palm Desert Home
On Saturday, March 4, Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley welcomed ten volunteers from the Rancho Mirage Rotary to work on preparing an existing Habitat for Humanity home for new owners. The new owners have already been selected and are eager to move in. The home, at 74016 El Cortez Way, Palm Desert, has recently been vacated by the previous occupant. The volunteers cleared the landscape and cleaned the interior of the house. It was a very big job.
Since 1989. Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley has partnered with families in the Coachella Valley to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, by building and rehabilitating homes throughout the valley.
- Palm Desert, CA, January 30, 2017 -
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley and Riverside County Probation Staff work on Palm Desert Veterans Homes
On Saturday, February 4, Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley welcomed twenty volunteers from the Riverside County Probation Department, to work on the completion of two veterans’ homes being constructed in Palm Desert, at 44879-885 San Benito Way. Volunteers completed the drought-resistant landscaping at the homes, installed mailboxes and put on other finishing touches, to ready the homes for veteran families. The volunteers are part of a Riverside County Probation Department Volunteer Day program and others will be working at Habitat affiliates throughout the county on Saturday.
Applications to buy the homes are being taken by HFHCV and information is available on their website, www.hfhcv.org, or by calling 760-969-6917.
- Palm Desert, CA, December 10, 2016 -
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley and Leadership Coachella Valley put Finishing Touches on Veterans Homes
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley is in the process of finishing two homes for veterans, on land donated by the City of Palm Desert, at 44879-885 San Benito Way. One of the homes is designed for a disabled veteran.
On Saturday, December 10, Volunteers from the Leadership Coachella Valley installed sprinkler systems and drought resistant landscaping at the homes. Applications to buy the homes are being taken by HFHCV and information is available on their website, www.hfhcv.org, or by calling 760-969-6917.
Leadership Coachella Valley is a program designed to identify, motivate and develop future community leaders. The program encourages community involvement by providing knowledge and perspective on valley-wide needs and concerns. Participants meet current community leaders in forum and group discussion settings.
- November 7, 2016 -
Trinity Western Students Pitch in for HFHCV
On November 7, 2016 a group of 18 volunteers from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC arrived to carry on with the project in La Quinta. They painted the house inside with a second coat and outside, plus cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms. Since they had 4 days with us, they moved on into ReStore, assembling Holiday merchandise for the selling floor, organizing light bulbs, batteries and tools and labeling them! A group from the University makes 2 trips a year to the desert to work with HFHCV for 4 days, then go on to a hike in the Grand Canyon.
- October 2016 -
VOLUNTEERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY PITCH IN TO HELP HABITAT FOR HUMANITY COACHELLA VALLEY
On a nicely overcast Sunday, 34 volunteers from ELFA, Equipment Leasing and Financing Association, put in several hours painting and clearing landscape at 2 homes in La Quinta, CA. These two houses were built by Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley and sold to 2 families. They have now moved out of town and Habitat is refurbishing the houses and yards for new, low-income families to enjoy. The volunteers, in town for a convention, wanted to help Habitat with this project. They also gave HFHCV a handsome, generous check that will enable HFHCV to start new projects in the community.
A Very Hearty Thank You to the EFLA Volunteers!
- Palm Desert, CA, October 19, 2016 -
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley Receives $15,000 Grant from Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Palm Desert, CA, October 19, 2016... Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley is refurbishing an existing Habitat home in La Quinta, to ready it for new owners. Volunteers from ELFA, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association will spend several hours on Sunday, October 23, 2016, working on the house, on Avenida Alvarado. Tasks will include painting interior and exterior and landscape clearing. The volunteers will have lunch at the site at noon and there will be a presentation of a $15,000 check to HFHCV.
- Palm Desert, CA, September 21, 2016 -
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley to Welcome Bank of America Volunteers for Clean Up Project
Bank of America volunteers will be working at a Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley (HFHCV) existing home in La Quinta on Monday, starting at 8 AM. The prior owners have moved out of state and HFHCV is readying the home for new owners. The family will be selected by HFHCV according to income requirements. Interested individuals can get further information on the process by going to www.hfhcv.org. HFHCV recently received a grant for $5,000 for their home repair program.
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley has partnered with families in the Coachella Valley to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, by building and rehabilitating homes throughout the valley. For more information, go to www.hfhcv.org, or call (760)969-6917.
- Palm Desert, CA (12/16/14) -
Two HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOMES PLANNED FOR LOCAL VETS GET BOOST FROM BANK OF AMERICA GRANT
Bank of America has awarded a $5,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley to be used for 2 veterans' homes to be built in Palm Desert. This will enable Habitat to start pulling permits to start building. One of the homes is to be disability accessible. Palm Desert Housing Authority is making a donation of land to construct affordable homes that will be made available to veteran families of lower incomes.
"We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley and their initiative to provide housing for our veterans," said Al Arguello, Inland Empire market president, Bank of America. "We share their mission of providing affordable housing for working families and military veterans, as well as the overall fight against homelessness in our community."
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley has been building houses in the desert since 1989. A Christian housing organization, Habitat is dedicated to building decent, affordable housing for low-income families. Thirty-two houses have been built so far throughout the Coachella Valley. Families are selected utilizing various criteria, by a committee, comprised of representatives of all the populations served. Our mission is to broaden access to affordable housing throughout the desert.
- JUNE -
Winewomen PSP Fundraiser
In June 2016, Winewomen PSP held their monthly dinner to benefit Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley. A gourmet dinner by Chef Jerry Wesson, with appropriate wines from Organic Wine Exchange, was held at Louise's Pantry in Palm Desert. Winewomen PSP continues to be a great supporter of HFHCV!
- MAY -
• Habitat for Humanity Named 'Brand of the Year' in Social Services Nonprofit Category Based on the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study.
• Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley Receives $25,000 Award From First Foundation Bank.
See more on these two stories in the May Press Releases (PDF).
- APRIL -
Indio - 6th Annual Veterans Expo
Follow-up (as PDF).
- MARCH -
Habitat for Humanity CV is in need of funds to complete the two Veterans' homes, built in cooperation with the City of Palm Desert which donated the land. Since these are homes designed for special needs, adaptations need to be made. Please call 760-969-6917 to request further information.
Our thanks to Pacific Western Bank for their generous donation to the building of two homes for veterans in Palm Desert! We are grateful for the community support shown to this project.
Huge thanks to Daimler Trucks North America LLC conference for their recent donation of $2,540 donation to Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley, Inc.
Funds raised at the Daimler Truck Summit 2016 held in January at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, were presented to Marty Hartley, Executive Director, by Daimler Elite Support Team members Miranda Richardson and Tara Crane at the Habitat offices.
The Daimler representatives were particularly impressed to learn about the two Habitat homes designated for Veterans that are under construction in Palm Desert. Executive Director, Marty Hartley states, "This unexpected and most welcome donation will help install special access equipment needed for a disabled Vet in one of the homes. We are most appreciative that the Summit attendees selected the local Habitat for Humanity in the Coachella Valley as their designated charity."
ReStore has a one-of-a-kind Christmas Tree.
Staff member Victor Gamino designed and decorated this unusual tree, utilizing items from the store: Light bulbs, nuts, nails and bolts, no less. All it takes is a great imagination!
Outward Bound in Palm Desert!
On December 4, 2015, 8 members of Outward Bound came over from their camp in Joshua Tree. They went to work cleaning the worksite at the Palm Desert veterans’ homes, in preparation for further construction. Then, an arts & craft project: cutting out ornaments for a donation Christmas tree in ReStore. After that, they returned to Joshua Tree for a climbing day at the Joshua Tree Rock. Yes, various rocks at the park are named for certain groups who come there often.
Outward Bound is the leading experiential education organization in the United States, with a national network of regional schools across the country. Their wide-ranging course offerings occur in the wilderness, and in the classroom, in cities and towns both close and far away. We are grateful for the day they gave us!
Trinity Western University Volunteers Help HFHCV
Sixteen volunteers from Trinity Western University in Calgary, Canada came to the desert November 9 through 12! This is an annual trip, organized by Allan and Sylvia Kotanen, to work on Habitat projects. This year, they put in 3 days of labor on the veterans homes. After their hard work, the group then goes to the Grand Canyon, before heading home to Calgary. Our thanks to Allan and Sylvia for arranging this trip every year.
October was a busy month for Habitat for Humanity.
The construction of the two Veteran homes in Palm Desert continues to progress. Last week the tiles were stacked on the top of each home in preparation for roofing. The installation of doors and windows comes next followed by stucco for the exterior. It's exciting to see the homes grow!
HFHCV ReStore Grand Opening Follow-up...
The Restore Grand Opening on October 24 was attended by hundreds of shoppers, Habitat supporters and volunteers. Visitors were treated to live music provided by Hot Purple Energy and food and drinks compliments of Target, Starbucks and First Bank. Eight lucky attendees walked away with valuable gift cards from Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Restore and Starbucks.
The Vet Homes Go Up.
On Wednesday, September 16, a normally quiet street in Palm Desert was a blur of vehicles, people and equipment. By 7:30 a.m. nearly 100 volunteers from Home Depot Foundation and another 100 Habitat staff, volunteers, city officials and vendors had assembled to kick off the framing of two veteran homes and installation of beautification landscaping on four neighboring properties. At the end of the day, the two home were framed and drought-resistant landscaping was in place.
Upon completion, the houses will be sold at no profit, with a small down payment and zero-interest mortgage. One of the homes will be ADA compliant for a wounded veteran and his/her family.
Anyone interested in applying for one of the veteran homes being built in Palm Desert, can contact Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley, (760) 969-6917.
• Click here for PDF of the article.
• Click here for Desert Sun article.
The Foundations are in!
CLICK HERE to see the Veterans Home Build Update as PDF.
Palm Desert, August 18, 2015...Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley (HFHCV) and its partners, the City of Palm Desert and The Home Depot have broken ground on 2 new, affordable homes on lots donated by the city for veterans and their families. The houses will be sold at no profit, with a small down payment and zero-interest mortgage. One of the homes will be ADA compliant for a wounded veteran and his/her family.
If you are interested in applying for one of the veteran homes being built in Palm Desert, or if you know of a veteran who may be interested, please call Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley, (760) 969-6917. For more info CLICK HERE.