Legislative Build Days offer a new learning experience

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager While we build and repair homes but we also know that policies that support affordable housing are vital to our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. With that as our focus, we hosted three Legislative Build Days and invited policymakers to volunteer with us and learn about our …

Volunteer’s devotion to Habitat is inspiring

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager Meet Don, who may be our longest-serving and oldest volunteer. More important, though is that Don’s devotion to Wichita Habitat inspires everyone he meets! Much of what Don does happens behind the scenes so I was happy to run into him one afternoon at our construction site. Don has been a construction volunteer, has …

Repair program makes home safer and sweeter!

Jim loved his home and the tree-shaded neighborhood where he’s lived for more than 30 years. However, it had become challenging to enjoy living there. “I was in need of what the homeowner repair program offered because the bathroom was not accessible and I worried about falling,” Jim said. His home also needed new rain gutters, among other issues. So …

A coat of paint paves the way for a white coat

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager There’s no better way to prepare for a lifetime of service than to volunteer with Wichita Habitat for Humanity! Eight first-year University of Kansas School of Medicine students put a coat of paint on a home in the Rock the Block neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. “They’re preparing for a lifetime of service in the community,” …

Danielle Johnson learning and loving her role as executive director

Danielle Johnson joined our team in mid-June. She’s been immersing herself in our work, learning and loving every minute of it. Here’s a short update from Danielle.  I am so excited to be a part of an organization that lives out its mission every day! It’s been a whirlwind, but each day shows me how blessed I am to be serving in …

Ann: It’s all about relationships

Ann will retire this summer after serving as the executive director of Wichita Habitat for Humanity for 10 years. While her leadership has an incredible impact on all of us, it’s also touched Ann, in many ways. Ann shares the impact her service has had on her life. Join us for a retirement celebration June 17, from 5-7 p.m. at …

AmeriCorps’ team member makes a big impact in our work!

It’s AmeriCorps Week and we’re celebrating Melissa, who serves with us as a Construction Crew Leader. Melissa’s year-long service began in October. Since then, she’s made a difference in the level of efficiency on our build sites. She’s also made a terrific impact on the lives of future Habitat homebuyers who work with her as they earn their required sweat …