2021 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

On Thursday, October 7th, we held our first volunteer appreciation event since the start of the pandemic. Here are some highlights of our regular volunteers, board members, homeowner partners and staff enjoying pulled pork and chicken together. Catering was provided by one of our new regular volunteers, Chef Wade! #ChefWade  

Partnership with Wells Fargo

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity thanks Wells Fargo for helping to build affordable housing in Kalamazoo. We could not do what we do without the generosity of our donors and volunteers. More information about the program: Wells Fargo Builds℠ provides philanthropic financial support from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the construction, renovation, painting or repairing of homes with low to moderate income households.   Wells Fargo Foundation has donated $7.75 million to Habitat for Humanity International to build, renovate and repair more than 340 affordable homes across the United States.   Wells Fargo Builds is part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.   Since 2010, Wells Fargo has committed over $100 million to Habitat for Humanity, with more than $22 million supporting national Habitat for Humanity programs.   Through the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program in 2020, Wells Fargo helped Habitat for Humanity build, renovate and repair 387 affordable homes across the United States    

Meet the ED – Virtual Event

      Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (KVHH) welcomes the community to join in a Facebook Live event to meet our new executive director, Rob Oakleaf. Event Details Topic: Meet the KVHH Executive Director, Rob Oakleaf Date: Wednesday, March 24th Time: 5:30 pm Location: Virtual via Facebook Live facebook.com/KalamazooValleyHabitatforHumanity (a recording of the event will be made available afterward) The link to the Facebook event can be found here. Rob will introduce himself, give a brief overview of his prior experience, and speak about the current, critical work of KVHH. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions via Facebook or in advance by contacting KVHH Community Engagement Coordinator Joel Hardcastle at jhardcastle@habitatkalamazoo.org. “I am thrilled that Rob Oakleaf has taken the lead at KVHH. He brings with him a tremendous background, an understanding of Kalamazoo, and passion for our mission. I am confident that, under his leadership, KVHH will continue to provide our partner families with the jump-start they need and deserve, as homeownership is a pathway to a more vibrant, prosperous, and equitable life.”  — Oliver Howell, Past President, KVHH Board of Directors As the former, long-time executive director of Ministry with Community and, more recently, a Bronson Healthcare Group employee, Rob is well-known to the Kalamazoo…