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  • 1. May 2012 News DANCING WITH THE STARS ALUMNUS TO KICKOFF NATIONAL WOMEN BUILD WEEK Women volunteers will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 5-13. The event is a nationwide initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. Now in its fifth year, National Women Build Week chal- lenges women to devote at least one day to creating simple, decent Newsletter and affordable housing in their local communities. Nearly 31,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in the previ- ous four events. This year’s theme, “The Build Generation,” reflects the event’s goal to recruit and train women volunteers, as well as welcome the next generation of Habitat Women Builders – young women, ages 18-24H H A B BT A A TF O O RH H U M A NT Y YO O FU U A A HC C O U N Y Y – to help support Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing. OUNTT Hammer Time Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity of Utah County are looking for women to volunteer at a Utah County Habitat construction site for at least one day during this nine-day event that culminates on Mother’s Day. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. Habitat for Humanity of Utah County is participating in its fifth National Women Build Week and will be building with local women from May 5, 2012 through May 11, 2012. Women throughout the community will be helping to frame a home in Pleasant Grove for a young family with a disabled father. The cost for participation will be $20.00 and will include invitations to a Lowe’s build clinic TTH and kickoff breakfast, t-shirt, water bottle, and much more. Dancing with the Stars alumnus, Ashly DelGrosso-Costa will join Lowes local female employees and other community members to kick off the Utah County build week on May 5, 2012. DelGrosso- Costa appeared on the hit ABC TV show Dancing with the Stars for the first 3 seasons and season F 10. During her appearances on DWTS, she danced with singer Joey McIntyre, Master P, Harry Hamlin, Buzz Aldrin, and was the only professional dancer to dance with Tom Bergeron. She has also been featured on the Suite Life with Zack and Cody, Jonas Brothers, America’s Funniest UMANI IT Video’s, Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, Regis and Kelly, GMA, and many more. She is just moved back to Utah from Massachusetts with her husband and her two beautiful boys and her baby girl. National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day because of its significance to Habitat homeown- ers and volunteers. Families with children make up a stagger- ing number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children - one in six - live in poverty housing in the United States alone. F R Registration and further details can be found online at www.habitatuc.org or by contacting LeAnn Hillam at (801) 368- 2250. ABBI IT T FROM HONDA TO HARLEY! The Fourth Annual Bike to Build Motorcycle Ride for Affordable Housing will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2011 to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Utah Countys housing program. The escorted "Poker Run" ride through Fairview will begin with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a,m, ride starts at 10:00 a.m. at Monarch Honda Powerhouse, located at 398 West 800 North in Orem. Following the ride, there will be a barbeque and music at Timpanogos Harley-Davidson, located at 555 S Geneva Rd in Lindon. The cost is $25.00 per bike ($10.00 for a passenger) and includes the ride, breakfast and lunch, t-shirt, pin, live band, and much more! Buy tickets in advance at www.habitatuc.org or at Monarch Honda on the day of the event. “Mothers hold their childrens hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~Author Unknown
  • 2. 2 What’s Up • ReStore Named Third Best Recycling Center – The Orem Habitat ReStore was named third best Recycling Center in the Daily Herald’s Best of 2012 contest. The ReStore has kept millions of pounds out of waste of the area landfills in the last five years. Thanks to all those that voted for the local donation driven home improve- ment outlet! • Union Pacific Foundation “Steams” Forward for Habitat! The Union Pacific Foundation recently donated $2,500 towards Habitat’s local affordable housing mission. We appreciate the Foundation’s ongoing and gen- erous support. • National Day of Prayer - Utah Valleys National Day of Prayer service will be held at the Utah Valley Univer- sity Student Center Ballroom on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Benny Zippel. All interested community members are invited to attend. • Conquer the Peaks! Habitat’s Fourth Annual Tour de Habitat Lakes to Peaks Bicycle Ride will be June 9th as part of Orem Summerfest. Rides for all ages and levels. Registration and details at www.habitatuc.org. • Check out Habitat’s New VP Deals Site! Habitat for Humanity has partnered with VP Deals to get all the latest bargains on local products/venues. Check out this weeks specials at www.habitatucdeals.info. A por- tion of your “deal” purchases will help Habitat further its housing mission in the community. • Help Habitat for Humanity of Utah County celebrate its 20th Year in Utah County! Join the new 20/20 campaign and give $20.00 in 2012! Five thousand $20.00 donations will allow us to build our 50th Utah Val- ley home in the coming year. Donate online at www.habitatuc.org or mail a check to Habitat for Humanity of Utah County at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem, Utah 84058 • It’s a DEAL! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County is offering a new Habitat Discount Card through Deal Dragon for only $30.00. The card, worth over $20,000, includes values, discounts, and freebies on food, cloth- ing, services, and much more. Proceeds will be used for local construction efforts. Cards can be purchased online at www.habitatuc.org or at the Habitat Restore. • Need Tools to Get Your Home and Property Ready for Spring? Stop by Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s tool lending library and “check out” needed tools and lawn care items for free. The lending library, located inside the Habitat ReStore at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem, is open Monday through Saturday from 10-6. An application and proof of residency are required. Look online at www.habitatuc.org for more informa- tion. • Life Insurance Options! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County has teamed with First West Benefits to provide life insurance options for Habitat homeowners and partner families. Insurance payments can be included in monthly mortgage payments. For more information, please contact Ross Landon at First West Benefits at (801) 224-9600. • Save Money for Home Repairs and Maintenance – A new home maintenance fund has been established to help Habitat homeowners save for future home repairs and maintenance. Homeowners now can pay a little extra ($10.00 or more) with their monthly mortgage payment. The extra amount will be saved in an escrow like account and can be accessed for home repairs and maintenance. To sign up or for more information, con- FIRST PLACE! - Habitats Wolverine PR Project, the 20th Birthday Fundraising Breakfast, was re- cently selected the best project/booth at UVUs Wolverine PR Trade show.
  • 3. 33 Photo Gallery Power Tools! - Female Habitat staff members and Lowes em- ployees learned how to frame and use power tools in prepara- tion for National Women Build Week at a how-to clinic spon- sored by the Orems Lowes Store this past Saturday. HABITAT TO BREAKS GROUND ON 50TH UTAH VAL- LEY HOME - Habitat for Human- ity of Utah County joined Nate and Kendall Brandon and other community members to break ground on its 50th Utah Valley home this past Thurs- day. Habitat has built or renovated 48 homes in Utah Valley in the last 20 years and it’s just finishing up the 49th home in Orem. CARS FOR HOMES PROMOTION - Provo Towne Centre and Ken Garff have partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County to pro- mote Habitats Cars for Homes ve- hicle donation program. Check out the promotional display at the Provo Towne Centre! PAINT GALORE! - The Habitat for Humanity ReStore was the recipient of all the useable paint brought by local community members to Utah Countys annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection on April 7th at the Provo Towne Centre. Paint will be mixed and sold to the public with proceeds going towards Habitats local affordable housing mission.
  • 4. 44 RESTORE TURNS 5! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s ReStore Home Improvement Outlet celebrated its 5th birthday on April 21, 2012 with a cake cutting celebration and big Earth Day Sale. Customers and other commu- nity members enjoyed cake, popcorn, balloons, and 50 percent off most items in the store that day. Ground Broken for New Community Center - Habitat for Humanity of Utah County joined Boulders Apartment Management, Provo City, Provo City Housing Authority, United Way of Utah County, and Community Action Services and Food Bank to break ground on the new South Franklin Community Center in Provo. The unique public partnership will provide a community center and programs for residents of the Boulders Apart- ments and Provos South Franklin Neighborhood. Habitat will be serving as the contractor on the project and hopes to complete the 2,500 square foot building, located at 777 South 700 West in Provo, by October 2012. May Volunteer Opportunities Work in the ReStore Monday through Saturday from 10-6 Assist with Habitat Recycling efforts. Drivers needed during the week and on Saturdays. Help with Bike to Build on May 12th or Tour de Habitat on June 9th Walk in City Parades throughout the summer Man Booths – • Classic Car Shows at Provo Towne Centre – throughout the spring and summer MAY BUILD DAYS Volunteers are currently being sought to help with construction, renovation, revitalization, and land- scaping projects. Build days are generally held Tuesday through Thursday and Saturdays. Volun- teers are needed especially during weekdays. Sign up online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer.
  • 5. 5 MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO CREW LEADERS AND SITE HOSTS NEEDED SERVE ON COMMITTEES TO HELP GUIDE CONSTRUCTION Volunteers are needed to serve on all of Habitat’s local Volunteers with construction experience or those committees. Monthly meetings, limited time commit- wanting to improve their construction skills are being ment, no experience necessary, varying interests and sought to participate in the affiliates Crew Leader and skills. Look online at Site Host Programs. Orientations are monthly. The www.habitatuc.org/volunteer/committees.html for more next orientation will be May 19th. For information, con- information and meeting times. tact LeAnn at the number or email below. For more information, look online at www.habitatuc.org or contact LeAnn at (801) 368-2250 or leann@habitatuc.org. You can also sign up online at www.habitat.org/volunteer. HOME MAINTENANCE CLASSES Check out Habitat & Community Action’s Free Home Maintenance Course. The next class will be May 29, 2012. The topic will be Basic Electrical Repairs, Changing Furnace Filter, Gutter and Downspout Care. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held at the Habitat office at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem. At HOME DEPOT – Registration is neces- Free Gardening Classes at Central Utah Gardens! sary. Call store or register online. Look May – Yard Care Series online for the May clinic schedule at Summer – Kids Series on Water www.homedepot.com. To see full schedule and to register for classes, look online at At LOWES - you must sign up for How-To www.centralutahgardens.org. Clinics by calling 229-1485 or stopping by The Vineyard Garden Center in Orem is now offering free their store at 140 West University Parkway classes, gardening tips, and great discounts. Check out their in Orem. Look online for May clinic sched- Facebook page for more information at ule at www.lowes.com. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vineyard-Garden- Center/279164291213. HOUSEHOLD HINT (www.hints-n-tips.com) Silk flowers dull/dusty: Spray with hairspray. They will stay shiny and when they get dusty again, simply blow off with hair dryer. Home Maintenance Tips (David Beaulieu, About.com Guide) Doing the Work on Your Own? Here Are 10 Ideas "In a nutshell, what is the best way to go about beautifying my yard?" I am sometimes asked this rather broad ques- tion, and its a tough one to answer. There are so many variables in do-it-yourself landscaping, such as budget, skills, the climate of your region, your personal design tastes, how youll be using your yard, etc. But there are cer- tain steps you can take that are so sound that they readily suggest themselves as answers to this question. 1. Provide Your Landscaping With Year-Round Interest Heres a cant-miss tip for beautifying your yard: make sure youre providing something of interest in each of the four seasons. Do-it-yourself landscaping for 4-season interest begins with a well researched plant- selection plan. The goal is to have flowering trees and/or shrubs throughout spring and summer, fall foli- age in autumn and good structure in winter. 2. Layer Your Flower Beds When Planting Layer your planting beds in 3 rows: a back row (facing north, preferably) with the tallest plants, a middle row with the next tallest, and a front row composed of your shortest plants. Use repetition, both in the planting bed and elsewhere in your yard, to provide unity. 3. Use Evergreens and Other Foliage Plants for Continuity Do-it-yourself landscaping tip #1 above focuses on deciduous trees and shrubs. But dont forget ever- greens and other plants prized as much or more for their foliage as for their flowers. The deciduous speci- mens provide more color and variety, while the evergreens will provide continuity.
  • 6. 4. Use Annuals to Supplement Perennial Color66 Perennial flowers are wonderful for your planting beds, but they bloom for only so long. You may have perennials blooming in your bed in May, then nothing until July. Incorporating annuals into a do-it-yourself landscaping plan will "plug the gaps," giving you continuous color in the yard. Use my picture gallery to find ideas for your color schemes. 5. Incorporate Hardscape Into Your Landscape Design Dont restrict your do-it-yourself landscaping to plants. Include hardscape features, too. Like evergreens, they pro- vide structure in winter, and much more than that. Walls and fences make an essential design statement, as they frame your property. When I’m driving around the countryside, I’m constantly struck by how much more “finished” the properties with fences look. Decks and arbors are other important hardscape features. Patios and decks pro- vide transitions from indoors to outdoors. 6. Install Water Features: Its Easier Than You Think Good landscape designs are anchored by focal points. One of the hottest trends is to use water features as focal points. This is one trend with "sound" reasoning behind it: water features are not only visually appealing, but emit soothing sounds. Using pre-formed rigid plastic liners, durable pumps, flexible tubing and cheap fountains, theyre also a lot easier to install than you think. Once youve experimented with ponds, you may even decide to advance to the next level: simple waterfalls. 7. Using Form and Texture to Your Advantage Flowers are great, but dont forget the characteristics of a plants branching pattern and foliage. In landscape de- sign, varying form and texture is one way to spice up a yard with diversity. Evergreen conifers, while lacking flowers altogether, nonetheless have foliage that offers a myriad of different forms and textures. While browsing these do-it- yourself landscaping tips, youll discover many ways to enhance the beauty of your yard. 8. Make Your Life Easier With a Low-Maintenance Yard You can follow all the above do-it-yourself landscaping tips and still not be happy with your yard. For, besides giving your yard a pleasing appearance, you must also be sensible in planning for its maintenance. Beautiful or not, youll resent your yard if it causes you too much work. Unless you dont mind spending hours each weekend on upkeep, plan your design for low maintenance. 9. Use Drought-Tolerant Plants Many novices at do-it-yourself landscaping start out with high hopes in spring, only to have them dashed in sum- mer. Why? Because the summer heat wilts all of that promising spring perkiness out of their plants! The answer? Select drought-tolerant plants to grow, instead. 10. Types of Flowers Carefully matching the types of flowers youll be growing with the space where theyll be growing is a fundamental policy to follow in do-it-yourself landscaping. Light and soil requirements should always be considered before decid- ing which types of flowers to buy for your yard Make Your House a Healthy SAVING STRATEGIES (Simple Dollar) Home! (EPA) How do you clean up mold in your 14 Simple Money Rules home? If you find mold, scrub surfaces with water and detergent, then disinfect 1. Spend Less Than You Earn. with a bleach and water solution (1 cup 2. Don’t Over-Think Your Investments. bleach to 10 cups of water). 3. Stop Wasting Time. 4. Eliminate (and Avoid) High-Interest Debt. 5. Talk About Money (And Be Honest). 6. Stop Trying to Impress Other People. 7. Watch Your Progress (But Make It Fun). 8. Take Care of Your Things. 9. Do It Yourself. A mothers heart is a 10. Plan Ahead Every Time You Spend. 11. Find and Work Toward Your True Passions. patchwork of love. 12. Build Real Friendships and Relationships. 13. Improve Yourself Every Chance You Get. ~Author Unknown 14. Give Without Strings or Regrets
  • 7. 7 SAVE ENERGY (www.we-energies.com) Dishwashers • Run full loads. Always wait until you have a full load before running your dishwasher. Full loads use the same amount of hot water and energy as smaller loads. You run fewer loads and save energy. • Use short cycles. Select the shortest cycle that properly cleans your dishes. Shorter cycles use less hot water- and less energy. • Skip rinsing the dishes. Rinsing dishes before loading them into the dishwasher wastes energy. If you do rinse, use cold water. • Clean the filter. If your dishwasher has a filter screen, clean it regularly. A clean appliance runs more efficiently. SAVING TIP (The Simple Dollar) Call your credit card company and ask for a rate reduction. Take any of your credit cards that are carrying a balance, flip them over, and call the number on the back. Tell them that you want an interest rate reduction or you’ll take your busi- ness elsewhere. If the first person you talk to won’t do it, ask to talk to a supervi- sor. If you have a $5,000 balance, even a 3% rate reduction saves you $150 a year. BE GOOD TO YOUR HEALTH (www.fitness.gov) General Fit Facts and Tips • Regular physical activity reduces the risk of many adverse health outcomes. • Some physical activity is better than none. • For most health outcomes, additional benefits occur as the amount of physical activity increases through higher intensity, greater frequency, and/or longer duration. • Most health benefits occur with at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking. Additional benefits occur with more physical activity. • Both aerobic (endurance) and muscle-strengthening (resistance) physical activity are beneficial. • Health benefits occur for children and adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, older adults, and those in every studied racial and ethnic group. • The health benefits of physical activity occur for people with disabilities. • The benefits of physical activity far outweigh the possibility of adverse outcomes. BE CAREFUL (UseOnlyAsDirected.Org) SAFE USE OF PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION Prescription pain medications can be dangerous – even fatal – if used incorrectly. When you receive pre- scribed pain medications, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider and pharmacist about using them safely. • Never take prescription pain medication that is not prescribed to you. • Never take your prescription pain medication more often or in a higher dose than prescribed. • Never drink alcoholic beverages while taking prescription pain medications. • Never share your prescription pain medications with anyone. Besides being dangerous, it is a felony. • Taking prescription pain medications with other depressants such as anti-anxiety medications, sleep aids, or cold medicine can be dangerous. • Properly dispose of all unused and expired prescription pain medications. • Tell your healthcare provider about ALL medicines and supplements you take.
  • 8. 88 RESOURCES Community Action Services offers Home Buyer Education Classes on a monthly basis. Classes in May will be held May 2nd and 3rd from 6:00-9:00 p.m. or May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To register, please call (801) 691-5200 or go online to www.communityactionuc.org. Whirlpool Corporation is extending savings to valuable members of the Habitat for Humanity family. Through the Whirlpool VIPLINKTM Program, you can find substantial savings on recognized, brand-name consumer appli- ances. To register or for more information, look online at https://partners.whirlpool.com/viplogin.jsp. Turning Point is offering Marriage and Pre-Marriage Workshops. Learn concepts and skills that can enhance your marriage. Call (801) 863-7580 for more information. Centro Hispano orients and mentors local Hispanics to access the information, resources, and skills needed to strengthen their families and contribute to their community. Programs include information and outreach, health and wellness, adult education, and low income taxpayer clinic. Look online at www.centrohispanouc.org or call (801) 655-0258 for more information. The mission of The Center is to provide the youth, teens, and community of Provo with a positive environment that encourages social, recreational, and educational growth. One way The Center fulfills its mission is by putting on free family events throughout the year. For more information, please call (801) 852-7635. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah’s Operation Bigs Program provides mentors for children of military families. Children must be between 9-16 years of age and be a dependent of an active duty U.S. Military or National Guard family member. To enroll your child or for more information, call (801) 313-0303. Girl Power Through Education! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is sponsoring a “Girls Only” event to encourage young women to attend and graduate from college. The event will be at the Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake on May 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, contact Kristen Yancey at Kristen.yancey@bbbsu.org or (801) 313-0303 ext. 125. Easter Seals Provo Early Intervention Program is a family focused program serving infants and toddlers ages birth to 3 years old with development delays and/or disabilities. Cost is based on a sliding scale fee. For more information, look online at www.esgw-nrm.easterseals.com or call (801) 852-4525. Habitat Seeking AmeriCorps VISTA Member! Make a difference in your community! Become an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County. A VISTA member is needed to help the local Habitat affiliate strengthen its construction and neighborhood revitalization programs. This is a one year national service position. VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and an educational award upon successful comple- tion. To apply or for more information, look online at AmeriCorps.gov or contact Kena at (801) 344-8527 ext. 103. BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP Homeowners pay 80-90 percent of federal Individual income taxes, contributing to federal programs that benefit all Americans.
  • 9. 99 Adobe Pleasant Grove City Ancestry.Com Provo Housing Authority Ashly DelGrosso-Costa Provo Towne Centre Brad and Linda Walton ReStore Staff BYU Chapter Ron & Sue Brandon Canyonbrook Lodge Sam’s Club Central Utah Gardens Scenicview Academy Costco Tauni Hardman Eric Bennett Tim Clark Excel Engineering True Balance Onsite Massage Foothill Treatment Center Union Pacific Foundation Frank Gorman Utah Cancer Action Network Good Life Expo Utah County GoodWood BBQ Company Utah County Health Department Heritage Foundation Utah Habitat Affiliates Joe Tanner Utah Kernels Johnny McCoy Utah Trading Company Kelly Palmer Utah Valley Home Builders Association Ken Garff Honda Orem UVU Chapter Lowe’s Home Improvement Outlet Val Hale Mountain America Credit Union Vivint Nu Skin VP Dealz Orem City Wolverine PR THANK YOU Lowe’s & Provo Towne Centre
  • 10. 10 10 Habitat for Humanity Of Utah County Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 Development Site Selection Kickoff Services Breakfast National Day Lowe’s VIP of Prayer Build 6 7 8 Building 9 10 Family 11 Executive 12 Women in Committee Women in Partnership Committee Bike to Build Business Women in Education General General Health Women Women National Women Build Week May 5th through May 11th 13— 14 15 16 17 18 19— Mothers Board Meeting Finance Armed Day Committee Forces Day 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ReStore Committee 27 28 29 30 31 Home Memorial Maintenance Day Development Services National Women Build Week May 5th Family Partnership Finance Committee May 1, 2012 through May 11th May 10th May 17th Noon Office Kickoff Breakfast May 5th 6:30 p.m. Office 8:00 a.m. Office Lowe’s, VIP Build May 5th Site Selection Executive Committee ReStore Committee May 3, 2012 Women in Business May 7th May 11th May 22nd Noon Office Women in Health May 8th 7:30 a.m. Office Noon Office Women in Education May 9th National Day of Prayer Bike to Build Memorial Day May 3, 2012 General Women May 10th May 12th May 28th 7:00 p.m. UVU Ballroom 10:00 a.m. Monarch Honda Office and ReStore General Women May 11th Building Committee Board Meeting Home Maintenance May 8th May 15th May 29th 2:00 p.m. Central Bank 6:30 p.m. Office Noon UVHBA

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