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 …

ReStore making short move to BIGGER space!

ReStore, our home improvement store that’s open to the public is moving into a larger building, allowing us to increase our inventory! Our current store is 19,800 square feet and the new space is 31,000 square feet. We’ll even be adding exercise equipment, lawn and garden and vintage treasures. Another huge benefit of the new location is that ReStore will …

ReStore Going Green, Blue and Orange

We’re having some fun keeping our big news a secret but we wanted to give you a look at the new colors we’re wearing! Stay tuned for more news on Monday, May 7.

Family’s Home Sweeter Than Ever 20 Years later

It’s hard to believe William and Berta have lived in their Wichita Habitat for Humanity home for over 20 years. That’s because it looks like new and they’re so excited to talk about it. “This house is the most wonderful thing,” Berta says. “It’s our place that we own … I wouldn’t give it up for a million dollars.” Before …

Dad’s Smile Worth a Thousand Words

An and Hien immigrated to America from Vietnam with their daughter Thu and son Duy. They rented a small home that offered little space for their children, who are in high school, to study.  An and Hien wanted a home that would be affordable, comfortable and provide Thu and Duy with space to study. Once they were accepted into the program, …