Volume XVII, 2014
Sam Diego Habitat for Humanity

The hardworking ladies of Women Build 2014 started it in May, and the many volunteers the site has seen since are making major progress!

Take a look at these pictures of the Habitat construction site at 10th and Donax in Imperial Beach!

APRIL, 2014



Habitat Restores in Escondido and Mission Valley are in need of volunteers!

Assist customers in this dynamic retail environment, or help organize and present merchandise.  The ReStore provides integral support to SDHFH, and your time makes a difference!

Click here for a detailed description of activities.

Contact Shandy Arwood at 619-283-4663 x116 or click here to sign up today! 

A BIG "thank you" to our recent sponsors who make our home-building possible!





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Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
University of San Diego Campus Chapter Empowers Students
The latest addition to the Habitat family is the University of San Diego Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter!  A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to fulfill four functions - building, fundraising, advocating and educating - in support of the greater Habitat mission.  

USD Habitat for Humanity, with over 50 members currently, seeks to empower students as change-makers in their community. Over the past year, the student-led executive board has worked tirelessly to establish an organization on campus that promotes the dignity of individuals in our community. As a part of Habitat for Humanity International, their shared goal is to help provide low income families with access to affordable homes as well as a stable and secure environment.


On Saturday, October 4th, eleven club members spent the day volunteering at the San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  From putting together a king-sized bed to measuring doors and building a set of cabinets, these committed and enthusiastic students came ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference! "Working at the Restore is fun and you never know what crazy things you'll be doing during your shift," commented USD Habitat's President, Alexa Argumedo.  "As a unit we can really make a difference."


The group acknowledged that the experience was not only a volunteer opportunity, but a meaningful way to give back to the Habitat community!


"Thank you to all who made it possible for USD to visit and help out, and a huge shout-out to Shandy, Sam, and Jeff for making the experience so memorable! Thank you for taking the time to teach, explain, and help us develop various projects! It was a great day, and USD Habitat for Humanity is happy to say that we will be returning for another chance to volunteer very soon!" ~ Allyson Myer, Vice President, USD Habitat for Humanity                        

For more information about USD Habitat for Humanity, click here.

A Habitat Volunteer Does the Extraordinary

John Zawis, a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, father of two and grandfather of five, spends 3-4 days a week on a Habitat job site. He is what Habitat affectionately refers to as a "regular", a generous volunteer crew leader who manages crews weekly.  


John embarked on a single day home -building mission to Tijuana, Mexico this October sponsored by the Santa Ana based non-profit, Corazon. Homes are funded by sponsor organizations and families who support annual builds through donation and volunteer work.


John and his volunteer crew began their day of service with an early morning caravan to the Nuevo Milenio district where they were greeted by local Corazon staff and community volunteers. Materials were pre-staged for the build and the group of twenty-seven Americans of mixed construction skill levels formed four crews for the day.


The house became a home as final touches like windows, doors, and trim were added to the constructed framework.  The build was concluded by a brief ceremony in which the family received the keys to their new home and offered gratitude to all those who helped given them a home. 


John has proven his commitment to improving quality of life for generations to come through his work with Habitat for Humanity in San Diego, and we're proud that he has taken that passion and care to our wonderful neighbors in Mexico.  Way to go, John! 


See more of John's build with Corazon!  

31st Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn,  build and repair homes in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas
For more than three decades, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project has served as a catalyst for raising awareness about the need for improved access to affordable housing by empowering people to bring hope, stability and housing solutions to their communities. To date, more than 88,000 volunteers have built, renovated and repaired 3,833 homes in 14 countries during the previous 30 annual events, shedding light on the role decent housing provides families in breaking the cycle of poverty. 
Hosted jointly by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity 
in Fort Worth, more than 5,000 volunteers joined the Carters to help build or repair more than 100 homes in seven days.

 "Since first volunteering to build with us in 1984, the Carters remain two of Habitat's most prolific and vocal proponents of affordable housing. We are grateful that they have once again partnered with us to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "We are also grateful to the volunteers, sponsors and supporters who are making this Carter Work Project possible."

ReStore Customers Get Creative! 
ReStore shopper, Maryon, made this beautiful mosaic on her garage using tile from the ReStore!  Visit the ReStore - in Mission Valley or Escondido - and see what inspires YOU!
We love seeing your creativity!  Please share your ReStore projects with us!
Email us a picture or post one to our Facebook page!
Cars for Homes 
Your vehicle donation will help Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families in your community.

When you donate a car to Cars for Homes, you help your local Habitat for Humanity build and rehabilitate houses with families in need of affordable shelter. 


The car donation process is quick and easy.

It can be accomplished online or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-277-4344.


Donate your care, truck, boat, RV, or motorcycle!  We'll even turn your construction or farm equipment into a home!  Any vehicle - running or not - can make a difference.


Why donate? 

Proceeds from the sale of your car help your local Habitat for Humanity build and renovate houses with families in need. 


You may receive a tax deduction if you itemize. 


Recycling your car saves energy and natural resources.


San Diego Habitat for Humanity | www.sdhfh.org | 10222 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108

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