June 2012 News GEAR UP FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL TOUR DE HABITAT LAKES TO PEAKS BENEFIT RIDE! Habitat for Humanity of Utah County is proud to once again be part of Orem Citys Summerfest Celebration and sponsor the Tour de Habitat Bike Ride to benefit its affordable housing program. This year’s Tour de Habitat will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, with rides available for all skill levels, from training wheels to top gears. Participants can choose from three different routes to conquer: Newsletter The Lakes Route: a 20 mile ride around Orem City, starting and ending at Lakeside Park, 400 South 1850 West in Orem. Registration begins at 8 am, ride begins at 9 am. This ride starts with a gradual climb through the beautiful streets of Orem and then drops into a lakeside cruise before returning to the park. A great ride for the occasional or adventurous rider. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/76160220 The Peaks Route: This challenging 60 mile ride begins at Lakeside Park, 400 South 1850 West inH 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 Orem, and heads up Provo Canyon - then choose to climb one, two or all three of these peaks: OUNTT Hammer Time Squaw Peak, South Fork, and the Alpine Loop Summit. Return and collapse back at Lakeside Park. Registration begins at 8 am, ride begins at 9 am. Summiting all 3 peaks, over 5800 feet of climbing, will challenge even the hard core riders! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/76157036/ The Family Ride: Gather your training wheels and toddlers and ride the Summerfest Parade Route together as part of the pre-parade activi- TTH ties. Those participating will receive reserved seating for parade viewing along the parade route. Registration begins at 5:30 pm at the LDS church at 800 S/800 E in Orem; the ride starts at 6:30 pm. F Register in advance on-line at www.habitatuc.org, or at the start- ing point of your ride on the day of UMANI IT the event. The cost for the event is $30.00 ($35.00 day of event) per person for the Lakes or Peaks Route, and $7.50 per per- son for the Family Ride. Riders will receive a t-shirt, water and snacks, tickets to an upcoming Orem Owlz game, and other fun giveaways and prizes. What’s Up F R • Need a Father’s Day present? The Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem will be having a Father’s Day Sale on June 15th and 16th. All tools will be 20 percent off. • Pride in Ownership! Robert Faubus was selected this past quarter’s Pride in Ownership award ABBI IT T winner for maintaining his home at 850 West 1400 North, Provo. For his dedicated efforts, he received a framed certificate and a gift card to a local home improvement store. • Paint Days! The Habitat ReStore in Orem has tons of paint and paint tools for sale at very rea- sonable prices. Come pick up a five gallon bucket for only $25.00! Great colors! 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem. • Radon Awareness at Parade of Homes – Habitat for Humanity of Utah County is partnering with the Utah County Health Department to promote radon awareness during the Utah Valley Home Builders upcoming Parade of Homes June 8-23, 2012. The organizations will be provid- ing those visiting the McEwan Custom Home in Alpine with green booties and information to help make the community aware about the dangers of radon gas. They will also be having an informational booth inside the garage. • Need Tools to Get Your Home and Property Ready for Spring? Stop by Habitat for Human- ity 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 information.
2 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 portion 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 cam- paign and give $20.00 in 2012! Five thousand $20.00 donations will allow us to build our 50th Utah Valley 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, clothing, 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. 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, contact Kena at (801) 344-8527 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo Gallery A "ROARING" SUCCESS! Over 50 riders and passengers partici- pated in the Fourth Annual Bike to Build Motorcycle Ride for Afford- able Housing benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Utah County over Mother’s Day weekend. The motorcyclists enjoyed a pancake break- fast at Monarch Honda Powerhouse, a Poker ride through Nephi and Fairview, and a delicious lunch, live music from Cant Stop Rockin and some great door prizes at Timpanagos Harley Davidson. WESTERN METALS CELEBRATES EARTH DAY, SUPPORTS HABITAT - In celebration of Earth Day, Western Metals Recycling recently presented a check to Habitat for Humanity of Utah County for a little over $1,300. The generous donation was determined based on the amount of scrap steel and non-ferrous metal that was recycled at the companys Provo location during the week leading up to Earth Day in April.
33 Photo Gallery BUILDING IN PURPLE & PINK! Women throughout the community worked on the exterior and interior of Sunny Brandes and Blaine Patching’s renovation home in Orem as part of Habitat for Humanity of Utah County annual National Women Build Week, sponsored by Lowe’s, from May 5th through May 11th. Danc- ing with the Stars Alumnus, Ashly DelGrosso-Costa, helped kick off the week at a breakfast at Cascade Golf Course, and Paige Holland, wife of UVU President Matt Holland, joined BYU and UVU professors, students, and staff during the University Women Build Day.
44 June Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers are currently being sought to help with construction, renovation, revitalization, and landscaping pro- jects. Build days are generally held Tuesday through Thursday and Saturdays. Volunteers are needed especially during weekdays. Sign up online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer. JUNE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Work in the ReStore Monday through Saturday from July 24th Spanish Fork 10-6 August 4th Santaquin August 11th Salem, Alpine, Assist with Habitat Recycling efforts. Drivers needed September 3rd Payson during the week and on Saturdays. Man Booths – Help with Tour de Habitat on June 9th Classic Car Shows at Provo Towne Centre – Walk in City Parades throughout the summer throughout summer June 2nd Eagle Mountain June 9th Springville and Orem Provo’s Farmer’s Market –Saturday’s until Octo- June 16th Cedar Hills and Genola ber June 23rd Pleasant Grove June 30th Lehi Freedom Festival Day at the Beach – July 3 (10 July 21st American Fork a.m. - 6 p.m.) and July 4 (Noon – 6 p.m.) 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 interests 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 wanting to improve their construction skills are being sought to participate in the affiliates Crew Leader and Site Host Programs. Orientations are monthly. For information, con- 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 email@example.com. You can also sign up online at www.habitat.org/volunteer. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Habitat is seeking part-time construction laborer. Habitat for Humanity of Utah County is currently looking for a temporary construction laborer, 24 hours per week, $12.00 per hour. Must have experience and be able to read house plans. For more information, please contact John Roberts at (801) 404-0232. 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. VISTAs receive a modest living allowance and an educational award upon successful completion. To apply or for more information, look online at AmeriCorps.gov or contact Kena at (801) 344-8527 ext. 103.
5 Home Maintenance Classes Check out Habitat & Community Action’s Free Home Maintenance Course. The next class will be June 26, 2012. The topic will be Interior Painting and Interior Wall Repair, Leaky Roof Repair. 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 June clinic sched- ule at www.homedepot.com. At LOWES - you must sign up for How-To Clinics by calling 229-1485 or stopping by their store at 140 West Uni- versity Parkway in Orem. Look online for June clinic schedule at www.lowes.com. Free Gardening Classes at Central Utah Gardens! Summer – Kids Series on Water To see full schedule and to register for classes, look online at www.centralutahgardens.org. The Vineyard Garden Center in Orem is now offering free classes, gardening tips, and great discounts. Check out their Facebook page for more information at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vineyard-Garden- Center/279164291213"ebook.com/pages/Vineyard-Garden-Center/279164291213. BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP 67% of American households are owner-occupied. America is a nation of home owners. HOUSEHOLD HINT MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HEALTHY HOME! (EPA) (www.hints-n-tips.com) How do you know if you have radon in your home? Radon is a Dog chewing on couch colorless and odorless radioactive gas. Test your home for ra- cushions: Pour a bit of lemon don gas using a cheap and easy to use radon test kit purchased juice on corners. Dogs do not at the Orem Habitat ReStore. like citrus. Home Maintenance Tips Defining a Community Standard As a homeowner, it is important that you maintain your home and property to help keep your neighborhood attrac- tive, healthy and safe for our children, to maintain your investment in your home, and to avoid neighbor complaints and possible zoning violations. Below are community standards that if implemented, will result in a cleaner, greener, safer neighborhood and community as a whole. • Homeowners should keep the outside of their homes painted and yards well maintained. • Front yard and back yard landscaping should be completed within the first or second year of owning your home. • Front porches should not be used for storage of items. Objects no longer wanted should removed and taken to a local charity or to the landfill. • Grass should be clipped low and mowed regularly. • Flower beds and parking strips should be weeded regularly. • Grass clippings, leaves and other debris including trash and papers should be cleaned from the curbs and street in the front and side of homes. • Collapsed roofs, broken handrails, shutters, windows and doors on both garages and houses should be re- paired. • Toys, playground equipment, bicycles, and jungle gyms should be removed from the front lawns of homes and out of sight when not in use. • Sidewalks should remain free and clear of all obstacles including toys. • Homeowners must obtain a permit from their city before performing any home improvement projects such as building fences and additions.
Trash should be properly stored and disposed of in trash cans with tight fitting lids. Trash should not be placed66 • outside in plastic bags. • Snow removal, particularly snow on the sidewalk, is the responsibility of the homeowner. • Cars, trailers and boats must not be parked on the street or on your property without current tags. • Vehicles must not be parked on the grass in the front or rear of your home unless there is a paved driveway. Parking is also prohibited on the easement (the grassy area between your sidewalk and the curb). • Residents should report any suspicious activity to the police department. • Neighbors should look out for one another. • Residents should show respect for their neighbors by keeping noise down to minimal levels; children should be monitored at all times when outdoors SAVING TIP (The Simple Dollar) Clean out your closet. Go through your closets and try to get rid of some of the stuff in there. You can have a yard sale with it, take it to a consignment shop, or even donate it for the tax deduction – all of which turn old stuff you don’t want to use any more into money in your pocket. Not only that, it’s often a psychological load off your mind to clean out your closets. SAVE ENERGY (www.we-energies.com) Ranges and oven • Reduce the heat. Begin cooking on a higher heat setting until liquid begins to boil. Then, lower the temperature and simmer the food until fully cooked. A fast boil doesn’t cook faster than a slow boil, but it does use more en- ergy. • Don’t peek in the oven. Resist the urge to open the oven door while baking. Every time you peek, the tempera- ture drops 25° F and requires additional energy to bring the temperature back up. • Use retained heat. Turn off cook tops or ovens a few minutes before food has completed cooking. Retained heat finishes the job using less energy. • Consider a natural gas range or oven. Natural gas appliances cost less to operate than electric appliances and offer better temperature control. • Put a lid on it. Cook food and boil water in a covered container whenever possible. This traps the heat inside and requires less energy. • Make sure the oven seals tightly. Make sure the seal on the oven door is tight. Even a small gap allows heat to escape and wastes energy. If you can move a dollar bill through the closed door, the seal is not tight enough and should be replaced. • Check the oven temperature. Test the oven temperature to be sure that the setting matches the actual tem- perature. If the actual temperature is too high, you will use more energy than needed. Also, your food may not turn out how you anticipate. SAVE STRATEGIES (American Saves) Saving for a Summer Getaway Do you have a vacation planned for this summer? If so, have you already saved for it? With summer quickly ap- proaching, there is still time to save for a trip. Need some savings motivation? We will show you how to save step by step so that you can afford a weekend getaway by summer’s end. Step 1- Figure out your goal & save automatically. If you save $5 a day from now until Independence Day, you can save $280 towards a weekend getaway. Double that and you’ll have over $550 towards your vaca- tion. To make saving easy, have a portion of your pay check transferred automatically from your checking to savings account for your vacation. You can also set up direct deposit at work and have a portion of your pay check go directly into savings.
7 Step 2 – Find ways to cut back for even more savings. Saving $5 or $10 daily seems like a difficult task, but it’s easy when you examine where your money is currently going. Without a budget and savings plan, we all have a tendency to overspend. Here are quick ways to add more to your savings: • Bring your lunch, snacks, and beverages from home. Avoiding to-go lunches and vending machines can easily save you $5-10 each day. • Institute a “no spend” day or take a moratorium on buying non-essentials like books or the latest fashions. • Sell gently used clothing, electronics, and other items through local consignment stores, online, or by hosting a garage sale. It’s a great way to de-clutter and add to your savings. • Cancel cable and other non-essential subscription services for the summer. Check out your local library for free books and DVDs. Step 3 – Save even more on your weekend getaway. Because you are starting to save and plan early, shop around for deals to save money on hotel and travel expenses. Check out a guidebook for your vacation destination for low- budget recommendations for food, activities, and accommodations. For further savings: • Bring your own snacks and meals for the car ride rather than relying on fast food. Eat at low-budget restaurants whenever possible. • Choose a place to stay that has a kitchen, so you don’t have to go out to eat as often. • Check out online travel websites to book discounted flights and hotel rooms. • Ask for discounts! If you’re a student or in the military, discounts are available pretty much anywhere. Many hotels also offer discounts to AAA members or government employees. RESOURCES Community Action Services offers Home Buyer Education Classes on a monthly basis. Classes in June will be held June 6th and 7th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. or June 23, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To register, please call (801) 691-5200 or go online to www.communityactionuc.org. Redemtech is providing Habitat homeowner families with refurbished, desktop computers. If you are inter- ested, please contact Kena at (801) 344-8527 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The American Red Cross in Utah mobilizes to help neighbors and communities in need – down the street, across country, and around the world. Programs include: disaster services, serving the armed forces, preparedness, health, and safety, international services, volunteers, youth services, community emergency utility assistance pro- gram, and blood services. Turning Point is offering a class on Managing Life Transitions. Call (801) 863-7580 for more information. Save the Date! The Annual “Composing Your Life” Women’s Health Conference will be Saturday, September 8th. Find out more and register beginning July 1st at www.utahvalleyregional.org/whc. BE GOOD TO YOUR HEALTH (SelectHealth Total Fitness) Be Sweet to Your Feet! Flip Flop Dos and Don’ts Flip-flops are fashionably hot, but these slip-on summer favorites can affect your gait and could also cause leg and foot pain. Walking distances in them isn’t a good idea, advises the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Even the best flip-flops offer little shock absorption or arch support. Other recommendations from the AMPA include: • DO look for flip-flops that have the APMA’s Seal of Acceptance. Certain brands of flip-flops have been awarded the APMA’s approval for demonstrating proper foot support. • DO toss flip-flops when their soles show signs of wear. Like running shoes, they wear out quickly. • DON’T wear flip-flops for sports or yard work, which require protection for toes, ankles, and feet. • DON’T ignore irritation between your toes or blisters on your feet. As you spring into action this season, make sure to start out on the right foot – with the right footwear.
88 BE CAREFUL! (UseOnlyAsDirected.org) SAFE STORAGE OF PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION • The majority of people who use prescription pain medications that are not prescribed to them report getting it from a family member or friend. In fact, just by having prescription pain medica- tions in your home you are at increased risk of theft. • Store prescription pain medications out of the reach of kids and visitors. • Know where your prescription pain medications are at all times. • Keep prescription pain medications in the original bottle with the label attached, and with the child-resistant cap secured. Keep track of how many prescription pain pills are in your bottle so you are immediately aware if any are missing. Dispose of all unused and expired prescription pain medications property. “Because it is summer and the memories are just waiting to happen” – Unknown
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1010 Habitat for Humanity Of Utah County Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2—Eagle Mountain Parade 3 4 5 — 6 7 8 9—Tour de Development Habitat Lakes to Peaks Services -Springville Parade -Orem Summer- fest Parade 10 11 12—Building 13 14—Flag 15 16—Cedar Committee Day Hills and Family Part- Genola Parade nership ReStore Father’s Day Tool Sale 17 18— 19—Board 20 21—Finance 22 23— Executive Meeting & Committee Pleasant Committee Build Day Grove Parade 24 25 26 — 27 28 29 30 —Lehi ReStore Parade Committee -Home Maintenance Eagle Mountain Parade Orem Summerfest Parade Cedar Hills and Genola Pleasant Grove Parade June 2, 2012 June 9, 2012 Parade June 23, 2012 June 16, 2012 Development Services Building Committee ReStore Committee June 5, 2012 June 12, 2012 Executive Committee June 26, 2012 Noon, Office 2:00 p.m., Central Bank June 18, 2012 Noon Office 7:30 a.m., Office Tour de Habitat Lakes Family Partnership Home Maintenance to Peaks June 9, 2012 June 14, 2012 Board Meeting & Build Day June 26, 2012 6:30 p.m., Office June 19, 2012 6:30 p.m., Office Springville Parade TBD June 9, 2012 ReStore Father’s Day Tool Lehi Parade Sale Finance Committee June 30, 2012 June 15 & 16, 2012 June 21, 2012 10-6, ReStore 8:00 a.m., Office