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Citizen's Bank Challenge Sale Kickoff: March 1st!
JCHM Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Storage Junction this Saturday, March 1st, to collect donations to kick off the Citizen's Bank Challenge Sale and to welcome Gun Runner Arms to their new location on the corner of HWY 99 and HWY 36 in Junction City (93244 HWY 99). The Citizen's Bank Challenge Sale is taking place from March 1st through our semiannual garage sale on April 4th and 5th. Cash donations will be accepted for this drive through April 15th. All donations will go toward the matching amounts of $5,000 from Citizen's Bank as well as $2,500 from Dari-Mart, $2,500 from Lochmead and $500 from The Jerry Brown Co, Inc. Donations for the kickoff event will be accepted from 11 am to 5 pm at Gun Runner Arms' new location. The Duck Truck will be at the kickoff and both KPNW and KEZI are covering the event. Food will also be available.
All donations are tax deductible. The proceeds from the Citizen's Bank Challenge Sale which will be held April 4th and 5th at the First Christian Church in Junction City will go towards our "Home at Last" project, a home that will be built during this spring, summer and fall for the Babcock family (Alicia, Matthew, Ariana and Matthew Jr).
Some Guidelines on Donations: The following types of items we do not accept or will require a disposal fee (All accepted items must be clean and working or easily repairable)
-Electronics requiring $15 Disposal Fee): Computer monitors. Console TVs and console stereos are not accepted
-Oversized and heavy items are not accepted: Pianos/organs (Keyboards are okay), office partitions, wood stoves, used
carpet, truck canopies, sofa "hide-a-beds", storage sheds, used bathtubs/toilets/sinks (accepted at Habitat ReStores),
used window/door/blinds (accepted at habitat ReStores), tires and large BBQs
-Appliances requiring a $20 disposal fee: Clean and working upright refrigerators, stoves and
freezers. We do not accept chest freezers or used air conditioners.
-Hazardous waste items are not accepted: opened cans of paint, pesticides, fertilizers, propane tanks, etc.
-Items accepted under affiliate discretion: Upholstered furniture, cabinets/tables/countertops (accepted at Habitat ReStores),
and exercise equipment (all must be in excellent condition.
Getting to Know Rosa Moreno: A New Member of our Habitat Family
by Becky Powell, Moreno Family Advocate
Rosa was taking her life into her own hands at age 11! She set her step-mom's alarm ahead five hours to ensure they would get an early start before her dad changed his mind.
Step-mom, Chris, had just driven to Arizona after getting a call from Rosa's dad. He had been in a motorcycle accident and was now ready to give custody of Rosa to Chris. It wasn't until they were on the road, headed home, that Chris stopped for a badly needed cup of coffee and, seeing the clock in the coffee shop, realized it wasn't 6:00 am, but 1:00 am.
Rosa is still an early riser! She and her oldest daughter, Amethyst, are up and delivering newspapers by 1:50 am and done by 6:00 am. Amethyst helps with the two little sisters, Anna-Kristina (3) and Andrea (1), getting them ready for the day. Anna goes to school with Grandma Chris at the Child Development Center at LCC. Rosa also attends LCC and is working on her Oregon Transfer Degree. Amethyst, Heads off to Junction City High School to complete her senior year. She already has her financial aid in place for the fall when she will continue o develop her computer and graphic art skills.
Fourteen year old Amparo helps too. She is in charge while mom and sister are delivering the paper. Of course, everyone is sleeping, so that is usually an easy duty. Carlos, the only boy, is sandwiched between two older and two younger sisters. He is 11, and not yet ready to take his life into his own hands. He is enjoying middle school and has called Junction City his home throughout his life.
They found their way into our Habitat family through a friendship that has been formed for a long time between Cindy, our Executive Director, and Amethyst. Cindy was a counselor with Campus Life's Sky Camp. Amethyst has already learned about sweat equity. She did work for Campus Life to earn her way to camp. She found a wonderful advocate in Cindy. Their friendship has grown over the years. New school supplies, clothes and lunches have been shared between them. It was Cindy that told Amethyst about the Habitat for Humanity orientation and encouraged her to have her mom attend.
Rosa felt welcomed and supported at that first orientation meeting. Having moved around a lot as a child; Rosa wanter her own home and a solid foundation for her kids. Having her own home is a goal she has continued to hold over the years. Habitat is going to help make that a reality.
Rosa has lived in Junction City for ten years. You can sometimes catch her behind the deli counter at Safeway. This strong young woman is not afraid of work and knows how long a day can be! She is well on her way to earning the first 100 sweat equity hours required to sit down and select plans for her own home! After our interview, she and her mom were headed to Harrisburg to help with the tear-down on Habitat's Burton Street property.
Habitat's Spring Garage Sale-April 4th and 5th
Ready to start your spring cleaning early or maybe pick up a few things? Well, mark your calendars for our Spring Garage Sale! We never know what items will be available, but it is always exciting! We are always accepting donations for this event, but on Thursday, April 3rd we will be taking donations at the Fist Christian Church in Junction City (1250 Nyssa St.) starting at 9 am. We can also pick up donations on that day. Be sure to call Lois Munson or more information about donations at 541-998-8565.
Make sure to buy a ticket for the raffle drawing of the new "Quilter's Garden" quilt donated by the Memory Makers Quilting Guild which meets twice a month at Faith Lutheran Church.
Interested in Becoming a Habitat Partner Family?
Families interested in partnering should consider the following questions:
1. Do you live or work within the Junction City, Harrisburg or Monroe school district boundaries?
2. Are you living in inadequate housing?
3. Is your current housing unsafe?
4. Are you over-crowded?
5. Do you have sufficient income to repay the no-interest mortgage, generally 30-60% of HUD's median income for the service area?
6. Are you willing to partner with Habitat by contributing 500 “sweat equity” hours on Habitat projects, including construction of your own home?
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Events & Meetings
|Tue Mar 18—||Board Meeting|
|Mon Mar 24—||Youth United Steering Committee|
|Tue Apr 1—||Executive Committee|
|Thu Apr 3—||Spring Garage Sale-Donation Drop-off|
|Fri Apr 4—||Spring Garage Sale|
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