In 2012, Sacramento’s Habitat for Humanity built homes for six families in Sacramento County and 23 families in Nicaragua, providing a safe and decent place to call home for 24 children in Sacramento and 115 in Nicaragua.
Volunteers and companies that help support the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity were honored at the 19th annual Hammy Awards Dinner.
The two photos below show most of the individuals and companies honored:
Left to right: John Brannen, Ken Cross (SHFH CEO), Keith Hummell (Ki Gifts and Custom Framing), Jerry Dennis (Homewood Lumber), Gordon Herscher, Norman Scheel (Norman Scheel Structural Engineering), Penny Workman and Mary Whitmore (United Surgical Partners), Darlene Lyttle (JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Lori Rianda (Bank of America), Cliff Popejoy (SHFH electrical crew), Roberta Walker (Roberta Walker Landscape Design), Miriam and John McCormack, and Joan Hendricks.
Left to right: Jim Reilly, Sierra Feldmann (Seyfarth Shaw), Steve Mathias, Mark Krausse (PG&E), Lindsay Goulding (Porter Scott), Laurence Day (Safelite Autoglass), Michelle Ortiz (on behalf of her mother Monica Ortiz of the Rancho Cordova Grocery Outlet), Francis Moore, Cathy Kester, Rick Leibold, Sally Weinland, Calpurnia Moua (Chi Delta Sorority), Samantha Sowers (Chi Delta Sorority), Prabhjot Dhaliwal (Chi Delta Sorority), Jenny Nguyen (SHFH family), Larry Snyder (Home Depot), Matt Bassett (Nissan) and Bethany Daniels (McGeorge School of Law). Not pictured: Aaron Silva of Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity is "building affordable homes in partnership with families in need, supported by a host of volunteers, faith based organizations, donors and corporations for the betterment of our community."
People in need of shelter who partner with HFH must agree to put in a minimum of 500 hours of "sweat equity" toward building their home and have the ability to make the montly mortgage payment.
Open to the public is the ReStore that sells household items, new or like new, at a steep discount. It is a funding source for Habitat for Humanity. Items accepted for donation and that are for sale include:
- interior and exterior doors
- vinyl dual pane windows
- hardwood flooring
- vinyl / linoleum flooring
- plumbing hardware
- electrical components
- cabinetry: all doors/drawers in tact
- lighting: please remove light bulbs and package separately, no 1970s/80s glass fixtures
- lumber: clean, straight, without nails, and over 3 feet long
- insulation (R-13 and up)
- miscellaneous household Items: sofas, chairs, dressers, tables, patio furniture, books, dishes, blinds, etc.
- appliances: clean, a maximum of 5-7 years old, although exceptions for vintage/antique items in good condition
ReStore is located at 819 N. 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.