When they build their homes, they build a community, too

  Neighbors. Friends. Babysitters. Carpoolers. These are just some of the words Adriana and Erica use to describe their relationship. These moms and their families are just two of the Wichita Habitat for Humanity homeowners who are part of a close-knit community that has formed in our Rock the Block neighborhood. These families helped build each others’ Habitat homes alongside volunteers. …

You’ve got to be limber to be a roofer!

Lorrie Beck, a longtime Wichita Habitat for Humanity volunteer who participated in the Carter Work Project in Indiana, shares her latest report on this project in which 22 homes will be built by volunteers and the hard working families who will purchase them: More roof work! We put down a strip of ice and water shield and then tacked Tiger Paw …

Roofing starts at ground level

Lorrie Beck’s latest dispatch from the Carter Work Project in Indiana: “I’m exhausted after a full day of hammering in the heat and humidity, but what a great first day! After breakfast, President Carter began the day with a devotion. We’ve learned the first day is the best day to attend, especially if you want to hear President Carter’s words …

Local Wichita Habitat volunteer joins Carters to help families build homes

Lorrie Beck, a Wichita Habitat for Humanity volunteer and former board member, is in Indiana right now, participating in the Carter Work Project. She writes: “David Letterman, at right in the white shirt, is a huge Habitat for Humanity fan. After sharing some of his work projects (New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and Houston), he introduced President Carter and Mrs. …

Volunteering is a “Chance to Give Back”

Joe Wary was at the build site on Estelle Street bright and early with the team from ICM. This is the 16th Wichita Habitat for Humanity home he’s helped build! Why is Joe so committed to volunteering with Wichita Habitat? “God has blessed me with a family and wonderful opportunities,” he said. “I want to give back and give others …

UMB Bank Starts Construction July 11

WICHITA, Kan. (July 9, 2018) – UMB Bank employees will kick off construction on a Wichita Habitat for Humanity home when they raise the walls alongside the future homeowner at 9 a.m. July 11 at 1247 N. Estelle St. “We are deeply indebted to UMB leadership for providing a significant lead gift and engaging their business partners and customers so a family can …

Making a Life-Changing Fashion Statement

Families who partner with us are OUTSTANDING! After all, they put in 250-400 hours of sweat equity on build sites and complete financial literacy classes before purchasing their homes. That’s why we want them to stand out when they’re on the job site. So now they’re wearing bright red shirts! Next time you’re at the build site, be sure to  …

June 2 – ReStore Grand Opening Celebration

Celebrate with us at our new location! We’re still in Plaza West at Central and West streets, right across the parking lot from our old store. June 2 events 9 a.m. – Ribbon cutting 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Free Paint Clinic with expert Jerry Noel. Learn how to paint and prime used furniture, tips, tricks and much more! 11 a.m.-1 …