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  1. 1. HammerTime HABBITATFORHUMANITYOFUTAHCOUNTY TD AMERITRADE, UVU TO CUT RIBBON ON NEW HABITAT HOME Habitat for Humanity of Utah County, in partnership with TD Ameritrade and Utah Valley University, will be cutting the ribbon on a new Habitat home this Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. The 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, located at 1042 North 950 West, Provo, has been built with Jose and Lissi Artanduaga and their three children. This is the fourth area home that these organizations have helped to build and sponsor and the 53rd Habitat home to be built in Utah County. Re- freshments will be served. All interested community members are invited to at- tend. COME PLAY IN THE SAND AND LEARN ABOUT LOCAL HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAMS! As part of the America’s Freedom Festival at Provo Freedom Days activities, Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will be sponsoring the annual “A Day at the Beach” event for both kids and kids at heart on July 3, 4, and 5, 2013. The “Day at the Beach” event will be located in the Freedom Village on 200 East Center Street in Provo and will feature the Staker Parson sand truck, free balloons and leis, fun prizes, and information about local housing programs. Bring the kids and learn how you can realize your dream of homeownership! HABITAT, OTHERS TO CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF THE SOUTH FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CENTER Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will join Boulders Apartment Management, Provo City, Provo City Housing Authority, United Way of Utah County, Community Action Services and Food Bank, and many others to celebrate the completion of the South Franklin Community Center with a ribbon cut- ting ceremony tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The local Habitat worked with these agencies and many community volunteers and sup- porters to construct the new 2,500 square foot com- munity center at 777 South 700 West, Provo over the past year. The unique public partnership will provide a community center and programs for resi- dents of the Boulders Apartments and Provo's South Franklin Neighborhood. N e w s W h a t’ s U p • Annual Meeting - Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will celebrate another successful year at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined. In addition to highlighting this year’s successes, the affiliate will also be installing new Board officers and intro- ducing this year’s theme. All interested community members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. • Ride the 2013 ULCER and support Habitat! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County has been se- lected as the non-profit beneficiary for this year's Utah Lake Century Epic Ride (ULCER)! Habitat will receive $5.00 for every cyclist. Sign up now for the August 3rd event - you can help Habitat while enjoying a fun and well-supported ride! Register at www.rideulcer.com. Volunteers are also needed. Look online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer for more information. • New Cabinet Inventory! The Habitat ReStores in Orem and Spanish Fork have a huge inventory of new cabinets. Great prices! Find locations and hours at www.habitatuc.org/donate/restore/. July 2013
  2. 2. 2 P h o to G a l l e r y Radon Awareness! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County partnered again this year with the Utah County Health Department to promote radon awareness during the Utah Valley Home Builders Association Parade of Homes in June. The organizations provided those visiting the Chatwin Home at 1651 South County Lane, Lehi with “green” booties and information to help make the community aware about the dangers and effects of radon gas. • Turn Cans into Keys! Recycle all those summer party soda pop cans with Habitat for Humanity and help pro- vide safe and affordable housing for a family in need in our community. Drop off locations at www.habitatuc.org/donate/gogreen.html. • Stay up to date with all the local Habitat happenings! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County has adopted a new texting platform called txtCloud that will allow our local Habitat affiliate to keep you up to date on what is happening at the organization - including volunteer opportunities, events, ReStore inventory arrivals, and much more! We would like to invite you to join Habitat’s Cloud. Using your phone, text UCHabitat to CLOUD or 25683. You will be asked three questions - your zip code, your gender and the year you were born. You are now ready to keep up to date with what is happening at your local Habitat affiliate. We know your phone is sa- cred space. Spam is not allowed. Check it out and see how it works - you may opt out anytime! • Check out Habitat’s FUNSAVER Site! Habitat for Humanity has partnered with VP Deals to get all the latest bargains on local products/venues. Check out this week’s FUNSAVER specials at www.habitatucdeals.info. A portion of your “fun” purchases will help Habitat further its housing mission in the community. • Have you tested your home for radon yet? Habitat is working with the Utah Cancer Action Network, Utah County Health Department, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to encourage community mem- bers to test their homes for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, causing an estimated 22,000 deaths of year in the United States. Habitat offers test kits at the Orem ReStore or online for just $6.00! Learn more at www.habitatuc.org/radon_awareness.html. • Need tools for your summer projects? Stop by Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s tool lending library and “check out” needed tools and lawn care items for free. New tools have been added recently. 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 information. • 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, contact Kena at (801) 344-8527 or kena@habitatuc.org. A “PACK”ED PARADE! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County’s Board Member, Bob Pack and his family, joined Habitat mom, Anna Woods, and her two sons to share Habitat’s mission and hand out flyers and candy to a large number of parade goers at the Orem Summerfest Parade.
  3. 3. 3 P h o to G a l l e r y PARADE SEASON HAS BEGUN! Habitat part- ner families and volunteers kicked off this sum- mer’s parade season the first part of June at the Springville Art City Days Parade. Parade walkers walked alongside the Habitat’s “float” (aka the ReStore box truck) and handed out flyers and taffy to the enormous parade crowd. HABITAT KICKS OFF CRITICAL HOME REPAIR GRANT PROGRAM -Habitat for Hu- manity of Utah County re- cently kicked off its Critical Home Repair Grant Pro- gram with help from local Home Depot employees. Habitat provided a $3,500 grant to the Fisher family in Lehi to put hardwood floors throughout their home. Home Depot employees volunteered their time to lay the floor with help from Whitewater and local LDS ward members. The mother, Tara Fisher, has Muscular Dystrophy and is in the wheelchair. The new floors will give her much needed accessibility throughout her home. GEARING UP FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County held its fifth annual Tour de Habitat Lakes to Peaks Benefit Ride on June 8, 2013 to raise money for its local affordable housing efforts. The annual Orem Summerfest cycling event, included two rides – a 20 miler around Orem and a 60+ mile ride with 5,800 climbing feet up all three peaks in Provo Canyon - Squaw Peak, South Fork, and to the top of the Alpine Loop. Many of the participants took on the lofty “peaks” challenge while others took it a bit easier and road around Orem or limited their ride to one or two of the peaks.
  4. 4. 4 Up in the Air! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County sponsored Hole #6 at the Utah County Association of Realtors Golf annual golf tourna- ment in June at the Riverside Coun- try Club. Habitat promoted its local mission, provided lollipops to the golfers, and gave them a chance to win a hot air balloon ride in Park City. JULY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Work in the ReStore Monday through Saturday from 10-6 • Assist with Habitat Recycling efforts. • Walk in Spanish Fork Fiesta Day’s Parade on July 24th JULY BUILD DAYS—Volunteers are currently being sought to help with construction, renovation, revitalization, and landscaping projects. Build days are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Volunteers are needed especially during weekdays. Sign up online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO SERVE ON COMMITTEES Volunteers are needed to serve on all of Habitat’s local committees. Monthly meetings, limited time commitment, no experience necessary, varying in- terests and skills. Look online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer/committees.html for more information and meeting times. CREW LEADERS AND SITE HOSTS NEEDED TO HELP GUIDE CONSTRUCTION Volunteers with construction experience or those want- ing to improve their construction skills are being sought to participate in the affiliate's Crew Leader and Site Host Programs. Orientations are monthly. The next orientation will be on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Habitat office in Orem. For information, contact 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. V o l un t eer O p p o rt un it ies H o m e M a in t en a n c e C l a s s es Check out Habitat & Community Action’s Free Home Maintenance Course. The next class will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The topics are: Basic Plumbing Repairs. 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 necessary. Call store or register online. Look online for the July clinic schedule at www.homedepot.com. My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. ~Author Unknown At LOWE'S - you must sign up for How-To Clinics by calling 229-1485 or stopping by their store at 140 West University Parkway in Orem. Look online for July clinic schedule at www.lowes.com. At CENTRAL UTAH GARDENS – Registration is nec- essary. Look online for upcoming classes at www.centralutahgardens.org/classes_events_concert s.aspx.
  5. 5. 5 Benefits of Homeownership Homeownership Builds Stronger Communities Compared to renters (of the same age, income, race, etc.), homeowners: • Are 28% more likely to repair or improve their homes • Are 12% more likely to maintain a garden out- side their homes • Are 10% more likely to report they have worked to solve local problems • Live 4 times longer in a community • Are 11% more likely to know who represents them in Congress • Are 9% more likely to know who their school- board representative is • Are 15% more likely to vote H o m e M a in t en a n c e T ip s (from Cameron Burnside, REALTOR) Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner In the heat of the summer, your air conditioner works hard to keep you cool and comfortable. You can help your air conditioner run cooler and more efficiently and avoid damaging or overheating it with a few easy steps. Outside: Turn off the unit. Remove the fan assembly at the top of your condenser unit. (It will remain attached to the inside of the unit.) Carefully set it aside. Remove any leaves and debris by hand or with a vacuum. Use spray nozzle on your hose, spray the cooling fins from inside of the unit out. This is important because it allows the air to move through the unit cleanly and freely. Do this at the beginning of the season, and you’ll reduce repair costs and your energy bills. Inside: Be sure to change your filter in the blower unit. Changing it once a month should insure that your unit will always work at is optimal efficiency. Make Your House a Healthy Home & More Environmentally-Friendly Too! (EPA) Save water and money by running your clothes washer, dryer, and dishwasher only with a full load and by fixing leaky faucets and toilets. HOUSEHOLD HINT ("http://www.hints-n-tips.com) Garden Tip - When coiling up a long hose - don't try to achieve a loop in one go, first feed it into a figure of eight, then bring the two coils together. This way you can avoid the tendency to twist. RESOURCES Community Action Services offers Home Buyer Education Classes on a monthly basis. Classes in July will be held July 10 and 11, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. or July 27, 2013 from 9:00-4:00 p.m. To register, please call (801) 691-5200 or go online to www.communityactionuc.org. Individuals and couple can learn to gain control of their finances through Financial Peace University (FPU), a nine-week course developed by finance expert and radio talk show host, Dave Ramsey. The next FPU to start in Utah County will be held at the Provo Seventh Day Adventist Church on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning July 11th and continuing to September 5th. The Provo class is open to the public, but participants must register online at daveramsey.com and pay for an FPU membership. A membership costs about $100.00 and includes materials for the class and access to online resources. Spouses and engaged couples may attend together with a single membership, and teens living at home are welcome to attend with their parents.
  6. 6. 6 SAVING TIP (The Simple Dollar) Trent’s 14 Money Rules • Spend Less Than You Earn • Don't Over-Think Your Investments • Stop Wasting Time • Eliminate (and Avoid) High-Interest Debt • Talk About Money (And Be Honest) • Stop Trying to Impress Other People • Watch Your Progress (But Make It Fun) • Take Care of Your Things • Do It Yourself • Plan Ahead Every Time You Spend • Find and Work Toward Your True Passions • Build Real Friendships and Relationships • Improve Yourself Every Chance You Get • Give Without Strings or Regrets S a v in g s S t ra t eg ies (The Simple Dollar) 365 Ways to Live Cheap – Think About Why You Want Something Each year, my extended family usually requests that I make up a wish list at Amazon.com to make it easier for them for gift-giving purchases. I don’t mind doing this at all, because it helps them out. The problem with this is that I struggle for things to put on my wish list. I usually have to start thinking about it several months in advance to come up with a reasonable handful of items for my list. It’s difficult because I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the reasons that I want things and I’ve realized af- ter a while that most of the reasons I have for wanting things aren’t really good reasons at all. I would invent usage scenarios in my head that weren’t realistic. I’d have an unrealistic belief about the quality of an item. I’d want an upgrade that wouldn’t really help me to achieve anything new. I’d want an entertainment item that I wouldn’t have enough time to properly enjoy, especially considering the entertainment items I already had. I’d be lured in by hype and not really have a good reason for wanting that item at all. The simple act of thinking about why I wanted things has drastically cooled my desires for material things. I simply don’t want things as much as I once did. We all find ourselves wanting things at times, and it’s easy to build up those desires to incredible heights in our head. Why do those desires grow, though? If you really understand those reasons, it’s pretty easy to knock the legs out from under any desire. The easiest way to get started is to focus on one big desire you have right now. What is the material item you want most right now? Something will probably pop into your head as you read that sentence. It might be a smartphone or a car or anything else. Why do you want that item? Can you explain it in a clear way, with actual reasons? If you sit there for a minute without being able to come up with anything why would you spend any money on it at all? Your desire is being driven by hype. If you do come up with a reason, start thinking carefully about that reason. Do you want this item simply because of peer pressure? If that’s the case, you’ll just be encouraged by your social group to want something else tomor- row. Is it because of a particular feature of that item? Are you sure you don’t already have access to this feature? If it somehow gives you “better” access to that feature, how is it really better? Do you have time to actually use this thing? For example, there are a lot of computer games that seem fun to me, but I recognize I don’t have the time to play them. Approach your reasons with real questions and don’t get angry or upset if you don’t have an answer to a reason- able question. If you don’t have an answer, you’re revealing that your desire for this item isn’t really built on any- thing too important, and if you’re not wanting it for any good reason, why are you wanting it at all? Not having an answer is a good thing, not a thing to get upset about. Start knocking away material desires and you’ll find it a lot easier to enjoy the simpler things in life and to stop spending money on things you don’t really need or only want for silly reasons. It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. — ~J. Horace McFarland
  7. 7. 7 BE CAREFUL (Costco ConsumerConnection) Avoiding Property Theft from Your Car A thief can smash a car window and steal your per- sonal property in a matter of seconds. Personal- property thefts from automobiles can be avoided by taking the following precautions. • Don’t leave valuables in your care unattended. It’s not enough to hide items in the trunk, in the center console or under the seat, or to cover them with a towel. Thieves case parking lots to see where a potential victim hides valuables so they can be eas- ily accessed. • Don’t leave mail in your car. A thief can use finan- cial statements and other personal information to steal your identity. BE GOOD TO YOUR HEALTH (SelectHealth Total Fitness) Teach Kids How to Handle Emergencies You may not always be there in an emergency, so it’s important for kids to know what to do if help is needed fast. Start with the basics. Teach your children how to say their full name, street address, and telephone number. Next, explain that when someone needs the help of a police officer, firefighter, or ambulance crew, the best thing to do is to call 911. Children as young as three years old are able to understand this, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Let your child know what’s considered an emergency. For example, ACEP says 911 should be called when someone: • Is unable to respond • Isn’t breathing • Is unable to help himself or herself Teach your child to use a landline in an emergency if possible. That way, the home address is likely to automatically appear on the emergency’s service screen. Keep in mind that this feature doesn’t work with cell phones. It’s also a good idea to unplug the phone and practice calling 911 with your child. Ask your child the same questions a call center operator would ask: What’s your emergency? What’s your name? Can you verify your address? • Don’t keep your vehicle registration card in your car. A thief can use it make a fake title and get a title loan against your vehicle. Keep a copy of it on your person and the original in a safe place. • Don’t leave an empty GPS mounting device or electronic cables and accessories in your car. It’s a hint you have electronics inside. • Park your vehicle in well-lit areas with pedestrian traffic. • Activate your car alarm as a deterrent. • Always lock your vehicle and close your windows and your sunroof. • Don’t leave house keys or a garage door opener in your vehicle. A thief can steal property from your vehicle and your home. Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. ~Albert Camus
  8. 8. Thank You Ancestry.com, Orem City, Ally Bank McCoy's Cabinets and Flooring & Powerhouse Electric 8 94th LDS Ward Adobe Ally Bank America’s Freedom Festival Ancestry.com Anna Woods Bob Pack and Family Bonneville Cycling Club Bountiful 1st Ward Box Home Loans Brad Scherck Brad Simons BYU Bradley PR BYU Chapter Chatwin Homes Check City Chuck Smith Designgo Direct First Aid & Safety-Mark Collins Fezzari Performance Bicycles G2G Bars Harmon’s Highland 37th Ward Jeanette Parker Kevin Kapp Lightning Peak McCoy's Cabinets and Flooring Mad Dog Cycles Malawi’s Pizza Mountain America Credit Unio Namify Nephi Sandstone Newt Adams Norm Warren and Family Nu Skin Oak Hills 4th Ward Orem City Orem Owlz Orem UT Vineyard Stake Pepsi Power Bar Powerhouse Electric Promo Ink Provo City COP’s Provo City Administration Response Marketing Group Shaun Hellums Sports Clips Stewart Gardner The McCandless Family Tour Ice Trophy Homes Ty Ricks US Synthetic Utah Cancer Action Network Utah County Association of REALTORS Utah County Health Department Utah County Sheriff’s Work Diversion Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Utah Valley Home Builders Association Utahna Warren Vineyard 6th and 7th Ward YSA 138th Ward
  9. 9. 9 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2Artanduaga Ribbon Cutting Development Services 3 4Office and ReStores Closed 5 6 7 8 9Building Committee NRI 10 11Family Partnership 12Executive 13 14 15 Building Resources 16 17 Annual Meeting 18 19 20 21 22 ReStore 23 24 PIONEER DAY Spanish Fork Parade on 25 26 27 28 29 30South Franklin Community Center Ribbon Cutting 31 Of Utah County Artanduaga Ribbon Cutting July 2nd , 8:30 a.m. 1042 N 950 W Provo Development Services July 2nd , Noon Office Family Partnership July 11th , 6:30 p.m. Executive July 12th , 7:30 p.m. Office Day at the Beach July 3rd , 4th , 5th Happy Fourth of July NRI July 9th , 3:00 p.m. Office Annual Meeting July 17th , 6:00 p.m. TBD Building Resources July 15th 3:15 p.m. ReStore July 22nd , Noon Office South Franklin Community Center Ribbon Cutting July 30th 11:00 a.m. Boulders Apartments Day at the Beach Spanish Fork Parade July 24th Building Committee July 9th , 2:00 p.m. Central Bank