FIRST LADY, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF UTAH
COUNTY AND LOWE’S TEAM UP FOR NATIONAL
WOMEN BUILD WEEK
More than 13,000 volunteers are expected to partner with 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the
country to help build affordable housing in their local communities in recognition of National Women
Build Week, May 3-11. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to de-
vote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty.
Habitat for Humanity of Utah County is participating in its seventh National Women Build Week event
and will be building with local women from May 3, 2014 through May 9, 2014. Women throughout the
community will be volunteering at the historic George Taylor, Jr home currently being restored and reno-
vated with the Blair family at 187 North 400 West, Provo. The cost for participation will be $25.00 and
includes t-shirt, door prizes, an invitation to the May 9th
culmination event and much more. Lowe’s is
sponsoring the local event.
First Lady of Utah, Jeanette Herbert, will join Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and other community
members to kick the week off on May 3rd
at 8:30 a.m. at the Provo site. A culmination event will be held
for participants to show off their work on May 9th with an open house from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Registration and further details can be found online at www.habitatuc.org/women-build-week or by
contacting LeAnn Hillam at (801) 368-2250 or
HABITAT UNVEILS MOBILE TOOL LIBRARY
As part of the affiliate’s Neighborhood Revitalization, Initia-
tive, Habitat for Humanity of Utah County unveiled its new
Provo City Mobile Tool Library last Saturday at the Maeser
Neighborhood Plant Your Heart Out Service Project in
Habitat for Humanity of Utah County expanded its mission
three years ago to include neighborhood revitalization ac-
tivities including purchase rehabilitation and restoration
and critical home repair and beautification projects. Habi-
tat currently provides critical home repair, and beautification grants no-interest loans
to low-income homeowners, seniors and Veterans living in Utah County and works
with professional labor and volunteers to complete the needed repairs and projects.
The organization was also recently selected to administer Provo City’s Neighbor-
hood Revitalization Program and is working with local neighborhood leaders to en-
gage and train residents and assist with exterior painting, planting and other beauti-
The Provo Neighborhood Mobile Tool Library was made
possible by Community Development Block Grant Funding
(CDBG) from Department of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HUD) and lends out
specialized tools and landscaping equipment for general
cleanup and basic outdoor projects to community residents
living in Provo for free . The tool library will be available on
Saturday mornings and some evenings through the end of
September and can be transported to various Provo
neighborhood locations upon request.
To schedule the trailer or find out more, please contact
Laura at (801) 344-8527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride in Ownership – The Price Family was selected this past quar-
ter’s Pride in Ownership award winner for beautifying and maintaining
their home at 95 East 400 North in Orem. They received a home im-
provement gift card and certificate for their efforts.
Photo Blog! Check out Kristi Burton’s generous and very cool photo
project called Project Habitat!
Spring has sprung and it is time to get your homes and properties ready for summer! Check out all the great
deals on new and used building material, appliances and furniture at the local Habitat ReStores! Locations and
hours listed at www.habitatuc.org/restore.htm.
National Day of Prayer – The Utah Valley Ministerial Association will be sponsoring the annual National Day of
Prayer event on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Loveland Auditorium at Heritage School in North
Provo. The inspirational evening will include beautiful music and insightful scripture and prayer. All interested
community members are encouraged to attend.
Running with Angels - The Habitat ReStore is sponsoring the 10th Annual Running with Angels 5K at Thanks-
giving Point on May 17th. Details and registration at www.runningwithangels.org.
Circles Initiative - The next Circle Initiative Training will begin on May 20th at the Provo Seventh Day Adventist
Church. The Utah Valley Circles Initiative works to help local families bridge out of poverty. Participants will re-
ceive a stipend and graduation gift. Dinner and child care provided. To find out more, reach out to Tisah Ockey
at Community Action at 801-691-5285.
Go grocery shopping and help provide safe and affordable housing for families in need in our community! Sign
up for Smith’s Community Rewards Program at www.smithscommunityrewards.com link your account/card
with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County (#48773) and then go shopping at your local Smith’s Grocery Store.
Smith’s will then provide a financial contribution to the local Habitat affiliate.
Vehicle donations to Habitat’s Cars for Homes are tax-deductible, and your local Habitat receives the proceeds
from its sale, directly helping to build homes in your community. Details at
Go Green with Habitat for Humanity! Recycle aluminum cans and scrap metal and help the organization pro-
vide safe and affordable housing in our community! Drop off locations listed at
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 upcoming spring 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 lend-
ing 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 infor-
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Pinwheels for Prevention! -
Habitat for Humanity of Utah
County showed its commitment to
area children and its support of
the National Pinwheels for Pre-
vention Campaign by having a
pinwheel garden in the parking
strips at the Habitat ReStores in Orem and
Spanish Fork during the month of April. The
Pinwheels for Prevention is a month long cam-
paign to help bring awareness of child abuse
prevention across the nation.
National Service Recognized! - Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben
McAdams, recognized the Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Ser-
vice in April with a proclamation ceremony at the Salt Lake County
Complex. We appreciate our local mayors’ support of National Service
and appreciate all that our National Service members have done and
continue doing for our local Habitat affiliate. We are a better organiza-
tion and community because of their wonderful service efforts.
LOCAL HABITAT RESTORES TO CELEBRATE
BIRTHDAYS - The Habitat for Humanity of Utah
County’s ReStore Home Improvement Outlets in Orem
and Spanish Fork celebrated their seventh and first
birthdays respectively with a huge Earth Day sale this
Benefits of Homeownership
“Studies indicate that those that live in a family-
owned home are more likely to be psychologically
and emotionally well-adjusted than those that do
not. They are more successful in social interactions
and more likely to succeed academically and over-
TIME TO PAINT! - The Habitat for Humanity ReStore collected
dumpsters full of useable paint at this year’s Utah County Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Day at the Provo Towne Centre. Donated paint will be mixed, put into five gallon
buckets, and sold in the local Habitat ReStores with proceeds going towards Habitat's local
affordable housing mission.
MAHALO! HABITAT CUTS RIBBON ON 54th HOME! Over
60 community members joined Habitat for Humanity of Utah
County as we cut the ribbon on our 54th Utah Valley home
this past month. The three bedroom home, located at 671
East 100 South in Pleasant Grove, was built in partnership
with Adonica Limon and her three sons and was sponsored
by and built with volunteer support from TD Ameritrade and
IM Flash Technologies.
GO GREEN! UVU AND HABITAT CUTS
RIBBON ON HOME! Habitat for Humanity of
Utah County joined UVU staff members,
neighbors and other community residents to
cut the ribbon on its 55th Utah Valley home
last week in Springville. The home, located
at 39 South 950 East, was
build was built in partnership
with Anna Woods and her two
sons and was sponsored by
and built with volunteer sup-
port from Utah Valley Univer-
sity, Wells Fargo and many
other community groups and
businesses. This was UVU’s
fifth sponsored Habitat home.
Students from the school’s
Concrete and Framing Lab
55 GRAZIE! HABITAT HONORS SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS! Habi-
tat for Humanity of Utah County held its eighth annual volunteer and com-
munity recognition event in early April at The Manor at the Riverwoods in
North Provo. The Italian themed event, sponsored by Utah Trading Com-
pany and its members, included a delicious pasta dinner and accordion mu-
sic. Business partners, supporters, and community volunteers were hon-
ored for their outstanding service efforts and partnerships with the local
Habitat affiliate over the past year. Those honored included:
Builder of the Year: Utah Valley University Construction Technologies
Subcontractor of the Year: PowerHouse Electric
Committee Member of the Year: Eric Jorgensen
Board Member of the Year: Gary Jensen
Faith Partner of the Year: Oak Hills 4th
Corporate Partner of the Year: IM Flash Technologies
Community Supporter of the Year: Utah County
Volunteer of the Year: Merilee Bishop
Volunteer of the Year: Timothy Johnson
Habitat Recycle Partner of the Year: North Point Solid Waste
ReStore Volunteer of the Year: Oscar Barbosa
ReStore Donor of the Year: DCWV Inc.
ReStore Partner of the Year: Galaxie Lighting
Volunteer Group of the Year: US Synthetic
Employee of the Year: Craig Karren
Millard Fuller Award: Johnny McCoy
MAY BUILD DAYS
Volunteers are currently being sought to help with
construction, renovation, critical home repair, and
beautification projects. Build days are now held
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Sign up online at www.habitatuc.org/volunteer.
Volunteer Opportunities MAY VOLUNTEER
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 affiliate's Crew Leader
and Site Host Programs. Orientations are monthly.
The next orientation will be on at the Habitat office in
Orem on Saturday, May 17, 2014. For information,
contact LeAnn at the number or email below.
Work at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore:
Set your own shift anytime the ReStore is open, Monday –
Saturday from 10-6
• Wear sturdy shoes and a light jacket
• Orem or Spanish Fork locations
• Assist with Habitat Recycling efforts.
• Participate in National Women Build Week – May 3rd
through May 9th.
Home Maintenance Classes
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
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO SERVE ON
Volunteers are needed to serve on all of Habitat’s local
committees. Monthly meetings, limited time commitment,
no experience necessary, varying interests and skills.
Contact LeAnn at (801) 368-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and meeting times.
Check out Habitat & Community Action’s Free Home Maintenance Course. The next class will be Wednesday,
May 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. The topics are: Landscaping and Lawn Care, Sprinkler System Maintenance.
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 May clinic sched-
ule at www.homedepot.com.
At LOWE'S - 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 May clinic schedule at www.lowes.com.
At CENTRAL UTAH GARDENS – Registration is necessary. Look online for upcoming classes at
Household Hint (thekitchn.com)
How to Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
Materials You Need
Bar Keepers Friend
Scrubbing pad (a Dobie pad or non-abrasive sponge is ideal to minimize scratches)
Rubber gloves (optional, but recommended)
• Pour a very small amount of water into the pot, then add a few generous shakes of Bar Keepers Friend.
• Mix the water and powder together. (My mixture was more watery, but you can use less water for more of a
paste texture, too.)
• Using a sponge, spread the mixture up the sides and all around the pot.
• Now apply some vigorous elbow grease and scrub away at the stains! This could take you anywhere
from 5 - 10 minutes. Add more Bar Keepers Friend to your sponge for determined stains.
• Repeat for the outside of the pot.
• Rinse and dry!
Home Maintenance Tips (www.howtodecorate.com)
Easy Home Makeover Ideas – Spring Edition
When the warm weather moves in, it’s a great time to spring forward with an easy home makeover.
Put away the heavy blankets and dark colors. Bring in breezy fabrics and lighten everything up. Go room to room
and see where you can make small updates – or big ones – to welcome in the new season. Here are just a few of
our favorite easy home makeover ideas:
Begin where you and your family spend the most time: your living room. You’ll find a lot of small changes you can
make here, and it will set the tone for the rest of your house.
For a simple project that has a lot of impact, add a new slipcover to your couch in a lightweight fabric like twill or
linen. You can easily match your home’s overall style while choosing complementary colors that are sunnier and
lighter than what you had out during the colder months.
In addition, you can quickly update the look and feel of the room with new accent pillows. Switch out heavy or dark
pillows for a selection in varying sizes with vibrant colors and lighter fabrics. Another option is to replace just the
covers of your pillows; if you’re the crafty type, you can make them yourself with minimal effort—many of these
types of projects don’t even require sewing.
In the kitchen, get ready for spring by doing a thorough cleaning of all countertops and appliances. Next, go through
your pantry, setting aside items that your family doesn’t need so that you can donate them while discarding any-
thing that has expired. Then reorganize what’s left so that it’s more accessible and visible, and make a list of what
needs to be replaced the next time you go grocery shopping.
In the dining room, change out a heavy draped tablecloth for one in a lighter weight and color. Sweep or vacuum
the entire room and dust all knickknacks and windowsills. You may also want to swap out dark-toned dishware or
placemats for a set in springtime shades.
The new season also provides a great opportunity to reevaluate your wardrobe. Pull out your heavy clothing and
store it in decorative baskets or http://www.howtodecorate.com. Sort through and donate or discard anything you
haven’t worn and don’t plan to wear again. And bring all of your spring and summer clothes – your linens and cot-
tons, shorts and sundresses – to the front of your closet so that you have easy access to them every time you open
The rest of the house
Changing out a rug or two can be a great seasonal update for any room of your house. Put any heavy, dark-colored
wool rugs in storage. Choose a replacement rug that is the right size for the room , and consider one with a natural
weave in a neutral shade or a geometric design. The color and texture of your new rug will brighten up the entire
room – and will feel great on bare feet. Reversible rugs can give you even more versatility.
Because the days are longer, take down curtains that kept the heat and light in for the winter and replace them with
free-flowing fabrics in pastels or neutral tones that let the air and light move. If you want to give the room an entirely
fresh new look, change out the curtain rods as well, bringing in lighter colors and designs.
Bring a bit of nature indoors by introducing spring plants to your décor throughout the house. Group a few small
plants together on a bookshelf or on top of a mantel—or choose one large plant as a centerpiece for your table.
Pick flowerpots or planters that work well with the rest of your accessories, and place them where your plants can
receive the right amount of light. If you’re already thinking ahead to the summertime and lazy days spent at the
beach, accent your displays with pieces of sea glass or large shells.
Finally, change out any framed photos or artwork that you have around the house. If you have children’s
drawings hanging up, request new pieces from your budding artists. If you have pictures of friends and
family, give them an update with more current snapshots. Mix in some spring and summertime scenes.
For inspiration, clip ideas for your next springtime vacation – an itinerary, plane tickets, or just a picture of
where you’d love to go. These new images will help you shake off the winter blues and get ready to enjoy
some well-deserved sunshine.
Memorial Day Savings Tip #1
Check the tire pressure in your car tires to make sure they are all equally inflated to the proper amount. Fill your
tank pre-weekend before the gas prices make their way even higher, using your discount card when filing up (i.e.
Costco, Sam’s Club, etc.) Turn on that cruise control, you will save yourself the possibility of a ticket, but the con-
sistent speed decreases the quick acceleration thus saving you valuable gas dollars. Finally, turn off the air condi-
tioner and enjoy the fresh air outside.
Memorial Day Savings Tip #2
Pack picnic lunches and snacks for the family instead of running through the drive thorough windows. This not
only will be easier on your pocket but everyone will feel more energized and refreshed after eating healthier on
Memorial Day. Try packing sandwiches on wholegrain bread or muffins, fresh fruit, sliced veggies and dip. For
dessert freeze individual yogurts and top them off with granola, fruit, or nuts. Stock up on a variety of beverages
for the cooler.
Memorial Day Savings Tip #3
In planning for your Memorial weekend either away or in your own back yard limit credit card purchases to only
those companies who offer cash back incentives on your purchases.
(The Simple Dollar)
Use the Peak-End Rule
The “peak-end” rule is a tactic that can not only maximize the value you get out of your vacations, but it can maxi-
mize what you get out of almost anything in life. It pops up again and again in everyday life, from the plotting of
movies and television shows to how meals are served at restaurants.
The idea behind the “peak-end” rule is that when you think back to a past event, you generally have the strongest
recollections and feelings about two elements of that event: the “peak” and the “end.”
The “peak” is usually the moment where you had the strongest response (either positive or negative) to whatever
is happening. For example, you might remember a trip where the “peak” was visiting a national park you’d always
The “end” is how you felt about how the trip concluded. For example, you might remember dinner on the final night
of the trip or something else that occurred on your vacation.
Here’s an example. For me, the “peak” of our honeymoon in the United Kingdom was the afternoon we spent visit-
ing Parliament and Westminster Abbey on foot. The “end” of our honeymoon was the final night, where we stayed
in what amounted to a bed and breakfast far away from the city center.
When I think of the trip, those are the first two things I think about, and they’re the strongest memories. They’re
both happy memories, too, so they fill the trip with a very positive sentiment when I look back.
So, how can you apply this idea to frugal travel planning?
The first – and most obvious – part is to simply carefully manage the “peak” and the “end” of your trip. Have
one day that’s a home run – full of the experiences you’re sure you’re going to love. Save one or two wonderful
things for the very end of the trip – a meal at a great restaurant, perhaps, or a final sight to see on your way home.
As your memories fade, those two events will be the ones you recall the best.
Then, fill the rest of the trip with low-cost activities. Visit free things to fill other days. Go about them at a slow
pace so serendipity will strike.
It might occur that one of those ordinary days ends up being the “peak” – but if that happens, that’s a
good thing. It means your vacation must have been an incredible one.
In our recent travels, we’ve mostly avoided higher-priced areas except to fulfill the “peak-end” rule. On our
Seattle trip just last summer, our “peak” was the day spent in the city center with our kids – they still
speak of going up to the top of the Space Needle and the various other things we did that day. Our “end”
was my sister-in-law’s wedding. Those are the two things we recall the most from that trip – and most of
the rest of the vacation was spent very frugally.
Use this concept when planning your travel and you will save money.
99 BE GOOD TO YOUR HEALTH
(Select Health Total Fitness)
5 Tips to Prevent Falls
At Home: Bring on the Light
• Make sure every room has a light you can
turn on by using a wall switch as you enter.
• Install grab bars on bathroom walls besides
tubs, showers, and toilets.
• Keep a flashlight with fresh batteries near
And Away: Watch Your Step
• Check curb heights before crossing streets.
Even a cutaway curb could cause a stum-
• In public buildings, walk slowly on slippery
marble. Stay on plastic or carpet runners
whenever possible – step carefully over the
BE GOOD TO YOUR HEALTH
(SelectHealth Total Fitness)
Get Fit Ten Minutes at a Time
Getting in shape doesn’t require a big investment in
time – especially if you break activities into ten-minute
blocks spread throughout your day. Before you know it,
you’re on your way to feeling better, having more en-
ergy, and maintaining your health.
About those ten minutes
To achieve and maintain all-around fitness, you will
need to engage in four basic activity:
Aerobic or endurance – Brisk walking, cycling and
swimming are good choices. You’ll need at least 150
minutes of moderately intense activities a week.
Strengthening – Lifting weights or stretching resis-
tance bands are two options. Aim to do at least one set
(8 to 12 repetitions) of strengthening exercises on two
or more days a week. Work all major muscle groups.
Balance – Standing from a seated position and walking
backwards are two examples to increase your balance.
Try to do these activities at least three days per week.
Flexibility – Move through some stretches when your
muscles are warmed up.
Doing more than the minimum amounts can bring even
more health benefits. Start slowly and build gradually.
One final tip for staying on the path to a healthier life:
Choose activities you enjoy. That way, you’ll be moti-
vated to keep them up – you might even look forward to
your exercise breaks.
Community Action Services offers Home Buyer
Education Classes on a monthly basis. Classes in
April will be held May 7 and 8, 2014 from 6:00-9:00
p.m. and May 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
To register, please call (801) 691-5200 or go online
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The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great
name and the inheritance of a great example. ~~~~
Mark Williams and the Manor at the Riverwoods
Mayor Mike Daniels
McCoy’s Flooring and Cabinets
Michael Sotuyo & Design
Mountain Land Supply Company
Mountain West Plumbing
Outlets at Traverse Mountain
Provo City Council
Provo Redevelopment Agency
RJ Lewis Inc.
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Summer Valente and Staff
The Ohana Grill
Todd Moulton – Raymond James Financial
Utah Trading Co.
Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
Utah Valley University
UVU Habitat for Humanity Chapter
UVU Men’s Basketball Team
UVU Volunteer and Service Learning Center
Wells Fargo Bank
Adam Fergusen and friends
Adonica Limon and Family
Advanced Window Products
America First Credit Union
Anna Woods and Family
BYU Habitat for Humanity Chapter
BYU Society of Women Engineers
Chris and Teya Wiltsie
Cort Trejo-BYU Construction Management
Hyrum Knapp and Custom Catering
IM Flash Technologies
Kim Childs Construction
Lansing Building Supplies
Thank YouTD Ameritrade, IM Flash Technologies
Utah Valley University, Utah Trading Co.
Wells Fargo Bank
Site Selection May 1, 2014 Noon Office
National Day of Prayer May 1, 2014 7:00 p.m. Heritage School
Women Build Kickoff May 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. 187 N 400 W Provo
National Women Build Week May 3-9 8:30-4:30 187 N 400 W Provo
Development Services May 8, 2014 Noon Office
Executive May 9, 2014 7:30 a.m. Office
Women Build Culmination May 9, 2014 5:00-7:00 p.m. 187 N 400 W Provo
NRI May 12, 2014 2:30 p.m. Office
Building May 13, 2014 2:00 p.m. Central Bank
Crew Leader Training May 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. Office
and Site Host Training
Memorial Day May 26, 2014 ReStore and Office Closed
Home Maintenance May 28, 2014 6:30 p.m. Office
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