When we first produced this spring's newsletter, we had no idea the curveball that the COVID-19 pandemic would throw. We are, however, still working hard on our mission, albeit having closed our doors to the public for the time being.
As always, we welcome your volunteer service, your financial support, even just a friendly note in our email! Thank you for being a part of our Habitat for Humanity family!
2019 was a year of growth and change. We faced many challenges, yet we enter 2020 with glad hearts and optimism. Our mission will be expanded to reach even more families and we're thankful for the support you've given us this year.
It's hard to believe that it's been just three short months since I joined the affiliate as Executive Director. We've had great events--the Blues Build, Women Build--and are hard at work on building our 25th home in Harrisburg. The ReStore was named Organization of the Year by the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce. And every day, our Habitat for Humanity message is reaching more of our neighbors in Junction City, Harrisburg, and Monroe. Check out our latest newsletter at this link and you'll see why I'm excited to be a part of this community!
With spring comes the busiest time of year for our Habitat for Humanity affiliate. You can read all about what's up in our latest newsletter. (If you'd like to be placed on a mail list for a paper copy or to be put on the email list to receive yours electronically, call the office at 541-998-9548!)
The staff and volunteers are busy planning our two major events for the affiliate. The 5th Annual Hope Builders Breakfast is happening on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 a.m. at Shadow Hills Country Club. This inspirational breakfast will present stories of past Habitat homebuyers and the difference that Habitat for Humanity made in their lives. You'll also have a chance to meet our two future homebuyers and hear how they've begun their Habitat journey. The breakfast is a free event, with the opportunity to make a sustaining donation to Habitat for Humanity.
The ReStore is celebrating its second anniversary with storewide discounts, giveaways, and a rollicking good time, April 11, 12, and 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We encourage you to stop in and see the new inventory that changes every day. We couldn't have made the ReStore a success without the support of our wonderful community!
Early bird tickets are on sale now for the 11th Annual Blues Build Benefit Concert being held on July 21, 2019 at beautiful Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company in Cheshire. Presented by Jerry's Home Improvement and sponsored by Bennett Vineyards, the event is our largest fundraiser of the year and offers a chance to enjoy great blues music, delicious food carts, and wonderful Bennett wines. Oh, and the chance to win a Hawaiian vacation with raffle tickets available only at the event.
For more information about any of these events, we invite you to call or stop by. The office is open Tuesday-Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The ReStore is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Or give us a call at 541-998-9548!
The Fall 2018 edition of Framework, our community newsletter, is now available! The newsletter has all of the latest news from our affiliate, as well as upcoming events and opportunities.
Click this link to view an online version!
Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager, Ty Curtis, and Lisa Mann will be the featured artists at the 10th Annual Blues Build Benefit Concert at Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company in Cheshire, Oregon. The event, a benefit for Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity (JCHM Habitat), begins at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 and runs until 7:30 p.m. In addition to the award-winning blues lineup, the event will include a silent auction, a Hawaiian vacation raffle, a wine wall raffle, and Bennett wines, local beers, and food carts.
Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager return to the Blues Build stage with works from their new album, Rough Cut. Featuring Salgado’s soulful voice and world-class harmonica and Hager’s virtuoso guitar work, the album features a mix of original work and classic blues covers and is a worthy follow-up to Salgado’s Blues Music Award winning The Beautiful Lowdown.
Blues powerhouse Lisa Mann brings her 2016 Blues Music Award bass chops to the Blues Build for the first time. Her most recent album, Hard Times Bad Decisions, has been hailed as a celebration of “tough girl blues,” with driving lyrics matched by her extraordinary musicianship.
Ty Curtis has been hailed as a musical “triple threat” by Blues Rock Review for his songwriting, vocals, and “string-shredding” electric guitar work. His most recent album, Blame Me,” has cemented his standing as the next generation of blues artists.
The concert is presented by Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company. Tickets are on sale now and are $30 in advance at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Junction City, the tasting room at Bennett’s and online at BluesBuild.org. For more information call JCHM Habitat at 541-998-9548.
Through the efforts of our state support organization, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon, we receive donations from Oregon taxpayers who designate a portion of their income tax refund to the charity of their choice. It truly makes a difference to us!
How to donate through the Oregon Charitable Checkoff Donations program
Donating through the charitable tax checkoff program is easy!
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