December 18, 2018

2×4 Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall was a Success!

On Sunday, September 29th the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall held their 17th annual 2×4 Sunday fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.   It was a huge success raising over $2,400 in donations from church goers.  Sponsored by the Seekers Sunday School class at the church there were 2x4s for people to sign and give prayers on to be put in the next Habitat house and baked goods available for donation.  The fundraiser was a huge success as the latest house was just completed and the next home will start in a few short months.

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Volunteer Coordinator Help Needed

We are moving right along with our latest house, but we need your help! We have an amazing volunteer coordinator, but the job is bigger than just one person.  If you are interested in getting involved with Habitat, this would be a great way to get started with our great group of volunteers.  You wouldn’t be alone as a coordinator, but work together to make sure our volunteers get what they need.  If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail at rockwallhabitat@yahoo.com.

Help Habitat Win Up to $10k From City Bank Texas!

We need your help! You have an opportunity to help Rockwall Habitat for Humanity win up to $10K through the Community Rewards program sponsored by City Bank Texas.  Voting begins today and ends May 3rd.  You can vote everyday with each email address you have – it’s that simple.  So vote everyday!!  $10,000 would be an incredible donation for RHFH and enable us to continue to build homes for families in our own local community.

Vote Here: http://www.citybankonline.com/cr-rockwall.html – Just Look for Rockwall Habitat for Humanity

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Next Build Started … 302 Ross St. Rockwall

Saturday, February 9th, We started our newest house at 302 Ross St. in Rockwall. Even with the cold and rain we had over a dozen volunteers come out and were able to raise 2 1/2 sides of framing on the house.  It was a very exciting day as this new home was started for a very deserving family.  Angel Lopez from Sonic was gracious enough to donate lunch for our volunteers and the Rockwall Fire Station on Rockwall Parkway was kind enough to bring by some ice.  It was a great day and we are excited about continuing with the framing this Saturday!

Newest House for Rockwall Habitat is Dedicated!

The Rockwall Chapter of Habitat for Humanity dedicated their latest house at 304 Ross St. on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Saturday afternoon a large group of volunteers, board members and family members gathered as the president of Habitat, John Cote, led the dedication for the newest family, Jeffery & Meliza Davidson.  The Davidsons moved in this month with their children, including a new baby boy born in August.

During the dedication, Mary McClure, a former board member expressed sincere thanks to an anonymous donor that has donated significantly in the past as well as $25,000 specifically for this house.  Mayor, David Sweet, presented to the family a flag flown over the capital on behalf of Congressman Ralph Hall.
Habitat will begin their next house on the lot next door in the coming weeks.  Volunteers to aid in construction, provide breakfast, lunch or water are always needed.

We are Part of the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program!

Habitat is part of the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor program!  If you shop at Kroger, please download the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Form and take it to your Kroger.  They will scan your Kroger card and the form and then a portion of your purchases throughout the year will go to Habitat for Humanity in Rockwall.  Once your form is scanned you won’t have to worry about the form again until next year.  Thanks for supporting Habitat!

 

Habitat Announces Jim Joyce as New Construction Director

Jim Joyce joins Habitat for Humanity as our newest board addition, taking the position of Construction Director.  Jim is the owner of Royal Dynasty Homes, building great homes in the Dallas area since 1992.  He also has a running list of philanthropic projects he’s worked on such as the Haiti Disaster Relief and Rebuild Mission Project in 2010, Rio Grande Valley Construction Mission Team in 2010 and 2011, Piedras Negras Construction Mission team in 2012 and countless other projects.  We are excited to have Jim on the team to marry his building expertise with his passion for service in the community.  Jim is wrapping up our current house on 304 Ross and will be kicking off our next house very soon!

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A – Thursday, September 27!

Please join us Thursday, September 27th,  from 5pm – 8pm at the Rockwall Chick-Fil-A for Spirit Night benefiting the Rockwall Habitat for Humanity Chapter.  20% of all receipts received will be donated to Habitat.  We look forward to seeing you!

2×4 Sunday First United Methodist Church, Rockwall

This Sunday, September 9, from 8am – 12pm, First United Methodist Church of Rockwall will host its annual 2 x 4 Habitat fundraiser. Members and guests are invited to ‘buy’ a 2 x 4 plank of wood which they can then sign or they can simply contribute to Habitat as they come and go from church. Over the last 15 years, FUMC has raised over $52,000 for Habitat. We welcome you to stop by to buy your own 2 x 4! The boards are then used in the building of the next house. It’s a great experience to see all these boards with well wishes on them being nailed up to support and shelter another family.

In Search Of A Volunteer Coordinator & Vice President

Update on November 6th: Still looking, please let us know if you are interested in our Volunteer Coordinator and Vice-President positions. (All positions within the Rockwall Habitat chapter are 100% volunteer.)
We hope you will consider joining a great organization!
Are you looking for a way to get involved with Habitat for Humanity through your time and service?  We are in search of a new volunteer coordinator to take over for the excellent job that Mike & Sam Humphrey have done.  This position could be shared by a few people instead of a single individual or couple if you are interested in tackling this much needed position.  If you are interested, please contact Larry Wells at 972-771-8265 or larrywells@sbcglobal.net.