Find out what we have been up to here at Amarillo Habitat in our newsletters.
Winter 2023 Newsletter |
2022 was a big year for Amarillo Habitat for Humanity, and 2023 is shaping up to be even more momentous! SEVEN Habitat families paid off their mortgages in the last year! The Abdelrahim family received the keys to their new home just in time for Christmas! Our new Development Director, Tyler Pamplin started full time in January! As always, we here at Amarillo Habitat are forever grateful to our homeowners, partner families, supporters, and volunteers. Our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope would not be possible without you.
Fall 2022 Newsletter |
We have so much to be thankful for: The Abdelrahim's new home is on track to be complete by the end of the year! We have begun construction on our next build right next door! And since the beginning of 2021, EIGHT Habitat families have paid their mortgages off in full! We also welcome Tyler Pamplin, our new development director, to the habitat family. As we zoom towards 2023, we here at Amarillo Habitat for Humanity wish all of you a joyous holiday season.
Summer 2022 Newsletter |
Amarillo Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) cannot describe how thankful we are for the volunteer groups that are returning to our construction site! Our volunteers are the most important part of Habitat's mission. Volunteers help with our labor costs so that AHFH can continue our mission of providing affordable housing in Amarillo, Texas.
Winter 2022 Newsletter | 40th Anniversary Edition
Since our incorporation in 1981, Amarillo Habitat has been bringing people together to build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership opportunities, Take a look back at the last 40 years of decent, affordable shelter right here in Amarillo.
Winter 2020 Newsletter | Moving Forward
We are forever thankful to the families that have put their
trust in our organization, and we look forward to whatever 2021 brings. There are still many hurdles ahead as we navigate these
uncertain times, but Amarillo Habitat for Humanity will continue to press
forward and provide opportunities for Amarillo families,
one home at a time.
Summer Newsletter 2020 | Breaking Ground on the Future
For over ten years, Amarillo Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) has been building homes in the Glenwood Park neighborhood, working alongside volunteers and families alike to see dreams come true. With 25 homes built in Glenwood Park, AHFH reflects on the changing neighborhood and looks towards the future...
Spring Newsletter 2020 | The Challenge After the Challenge
Annually, Amarillo Habitat for Humanity participates in Collegiate Challenge, an alternative spring break program created by Habitat for Humanity International over 25 years ago. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, AHFH hosted three schools over the course of two weeks. Following the groups' departure, the AHFH staff faced a new kind of challenge...
Fall Newsletter 2019 | A Hand Up Not A Hand Out
Since 1981, Amarillo Habitat has been lending a hand up to people who sometimes have a hard time sustaining housing for their families. Many people in Amarillo - and around the world - are under the misconception these homes are free. This, however, is far from the truth.
Spring Newsletter 2019
Amarillo Habitat for Humanity has gone through some dramatic changes over the last year. From ReStore relocation to staff changes, Habitat is almost unrecognizable. In this issue, we will look back at this last year and how it has lead us to this point. A turning point in our affiliate’s history.
Spring Newsletter 2018 | Making A Difference
Volunteers are the heart and backbone here at Amarillo Habitat.
Our houses are built 95% by volunteers; just like you. No experience is necessary to volunteer, just the willingness to lend a helping hand. Amarillo Habitat aims to seek passionate individuals and organizations to join us in our fight against substandard housing in Amarillo. Time and time again, our community has demonstrated its generosity through countless hours of volunteering. So far this fiscal year (07/01/17 — 4/13/18), we have had 646 volunteers putting in a total of 5,371 hours! That means $129,655, in labor cost, is relieved from our budget, according to Independent Sector values.This is money not spent on paid workers; this is money going directly towards the building supplies it takes to make our mission possible. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
By volunteering with us, you get to be a part of the change you want to see in our community. Because of your help and the time that you put in here at Habitat, you are helping provide a community, and a transformation for our partner families to achieve the strength, stability and shelter they need to build a better life.
Winter Newsletter 2017 | Home for the Holidays
We hear these sayings all the time “home for the holidays,” “home sweet home,” “there’s no place like home,” and “welcome home.” These sayings make you think of a safe place where you go to be comfortable and secure; however, for the families in our program, this has not always been the case. Before they partnered with Amarillo Habitat, they were living in unsafe or substandard housing.
However, their circumstances have greatly changed. We help our families make their dreams come true of owning their very own home. This new home is a place where they feel comfortable and safe; a place where their children can grow up; and most importantly, an affordable place they can be proud to call home. They have their very own “home for the holidays.”
We will only be able to continue to make a difference in the low-income housing crisis in Amarillo because of donations from people just like you. Whether you are one of our long time supporters, a volunteer that has given of your time, or one of our current homeowners that will have a home this holiday season because of Amarillo Habitat, we ask you to consider donating to Habitat, and help us continue to provide homes for the holidays!
By giving to Habitat, you are supporting our mission, to put God’s love into action, by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in Amarillo. Visit our website to give today, amarillohabitat.org, or you can mail your donation to Amarillo Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 775, Amarillo, TX 79105.
Fall Newsletter 2017 | Versus Build
Our 1st Annual “Versus Build” is underway with two Habitat homes well on the way to completion. The Versus Build is a competition in which two teams, comprised of businesses and organizations from our community, are competing to raise funds and volunteer their time to finishing their home first. Team Hardhats is led by Owens Corning with the Amarillo Police Department, the Oeschger family, Venom Football, Xcel Energy and Bank of America as their partners. Upshaw Insurance serves as the lead for Team Hammers and is partnered with the Amarillo Fire Department, Budweiser Distributing, Tascosa Road Fellowship, and Valero.
The teams have been neck and neck in the competition with both teams winning extra build days. These teams have also done a great job with partnering with local restaurants for Habitat fundraisers from Texas Roadhouse to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to Fire Slice Pizza and Blue Sky. Watch our Facebook page for more Habitat fundraiser nights! Also, a special thanks to KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14 for serving as our Premier Media Sponsor.
Beyond the incredible community involvement, we are so grateful to be constructing two Habitat homes simultaneously. The Dahab and the Hau families have been working toward this moment for more than two years. With partners like you, their dreams are being made possible. If you would like to be involved with our Versus Build or for more information, please contact our office at (806) 383-3456 or visit our website at www.amarillohabitat.org.