Selection Committee Volunteers Needed
The Family Selection
Committee identifies and recommends the most qualified applicants to the Board
of Directors for approval to become Habitat homeowners. During the three-month
selection process, Family Selection Committee volunteers will assist with
application meetings, review the applications, complete home visits and identify
the most qualified families and individuals for board approval.
Habitat is currently
seeking volunteers for this rewarding experience. Volunteers must be available
to meet some evenings and weekends between September and December 2010. Volunteers can expect to serve at least 20 hours over the three-month period. Strong
interpersonal skills and
an interest in working with low-income families from diverse backgrounds is
required. Bilingual skills are a
plus! Please contact Binny Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503.289.9529x19 for more information. PR Volunteer Needed
Habitat is looking for a skilled PR person to help promote Habitat! If you have three years experience or more in public relations and are willing to donate 10-15 hours a month to Habitat please send your resume to Maria Eby, Communications Manager, at email@example.com.
Thanks to PEEHP Energy-Efficient Features Are Planned for Rivergate Commons|
Habitat has been
selected to participate in the City of Portland's Energy Efficient Home Pilot
Project (PEEHP), a partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, Northwest Natural,
Pacific Power, PGE and other sponsors. This competitive grants program supports
construction costs for a number of energy-efficient home features. The goal
is to provide the industry, policymakers and the public with practical
information about how greener homes perform over time. This kind of information
may be useful for any future consideration of new codes or standards related
to energy performance in new home construction.
PEEHP will support
energy-efficient features at six homes in our 12-home Rivergate project, including
insulation, windows, HVAC, water heating, and lighting. Three homes will be built to be 15% above
current code requirements and another three homes will be 30%. Not only will the carbon footprints of these homes be
lower, but the Habitat homeowners will also have reduced energy costs and a more
comfortable home environment long-term.
All 12 homes at Rivergate will be Earth Advantage certified. PEEHP
is providing an additional opportunity for Habitat to meet and even exceed EA on some of
these homes with new, state-of-the-art materials. PEEHP will inform our
construction practices as we continue our commitment to building green homes.
Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Ticket Sales in Portland Benefit Habitat |
Whoa! Look out Portland area! Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is coming to the Memorial Coliseum for two fantastic shows!Sunday, November 142:00 p.m.
& 5:00 p.m.
Portland Memorial Coliseum300 N. Winning WayPortland, OR 97208
Join DJ Lance Rock and his crew for a party in your city! One dollar
from every ticket sold goes to support Habitat for Humanity
Portland/Metro East and affordable housing.
Joining DJ Lance Rock and his friends will be Biz Markie, with Biz's Beat of the Day
, and surprise Super Music Friends and Dancey Dancers. These surprise guests change at every stop on the tour and is kept top-secret until showtime. Want to see what celebrities show up in Portland? You'll have to come to the show to find out!
Tickets are on sale now by clicking here
or at the Rose Quarter box office. Yo Gabba Gabba!
Pens & Hammers:|
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Essay Contest
Do you love volunteering for Habitat for Humanity? Tell
us about it and win a prize!
We are seeking submissions of 500 words or less
from Habitat for Humanity volunteers. The Habitat staff will review the
submissions and select finalists whose submissions will be posted online. We
will then invite folks to choose from the finalists by voting for the winners on
our website. The winning essayists will be the envy of all their friends, have
their essays posted online and have their choice of a lovely prize like mp3 players, habitat gear, digital cameras and other cool stuff!
For more details and to learn how to enter please visit
our contest page.
All entries must be received by August 15, 2010. Voting will take
place in September.
Thank You Volunteers and
Humanity Portland/Metro East
1478 NE Killingsworth
Terrill & Becky Jarvis
Terrill and Becky Jarvis have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity
Portland/Metro East since 2007. The Jarvis' take care of all of Habitat's
networking and computing needs, pro bono, through their company, Electronics Unlimited
. Terrill is an expert in hardware, software,
anti-virus, computer maintenance, and security. Becky handles marketing, customer
relations, and scheduling.
Terrill and Becky
started Electronics Unlimited in 1995 and have enjoyed working together to make
their business successful. They consider their company a "community-based
business" and were excited to be able to give back to the community by donating
their services to Habitat for Humanity. Through in-kind donations like this,
Habitat is able to keep our operating costs low and build more affordable houses with hardworking families in our community.
We thank Terrill and
Becky for their commitment to Habitat! We couldn't do it without
you are interested in donating materials or services "in-kindness" to Habitat
for Humanity, please contact Shannon
Tennant at 503.289.9529x13 or fill out our online in-kind donation form.
|Interfaith Leadership Build
Thursday, Sept. 238:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rivergate Commons4737 N. Lombard St.Portland, OR 97203
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East invites leaders
from all faiths to the Interfaith Leadership Build Day at Rivergate Commons in north Portland.
Please contact Marianne McClure
at 503.287.9529x14 if you would like to join us in picking up a hammer and putting your faith in
|Rummage Sale Benefiting Habitat|
|Friday, August 13 & Saturday, August
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Church795 E. Powell Blvd.
Who doesn't love a good rummage sale! Join us at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Gresham to hunt for bargains! All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity and the Thrivent Builds sponsored home at Lents Landing in SE Portland.
If you'd like to donate items for the sale, please drop off between 4:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. on August 12 at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
We hope to see
Please contact Marianne McClure
at 503.287.9529x14 for more information.
|Safeway Classic LPGA Tour - Tickets 'FORE' Charity|
August 16 to 22, 2010
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club12930 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd.
North Plains, OR 97133
The Safeway Classic is
coming to the
prestigious Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club from August 16-22. This LPGA Tour event
will showcase the premier professional women golfers on the Ghost Creek Course.
Your weekly tournament ticket is good
for admission all days. Not only does your ticket get you in to see the best
female golfers in the world, but 100% of its proceeds go towards the charity of
your choice- Habitat, of course!
Purchase your tickets by clicking here
and choosing Habitat for Humanity
Portland/Metro East as your designated charity!
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