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GAF supports Teton Habitat project through Community Contractor Program

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area is grateful to have received a generous donation of roofing materials from the GAF Corporation for the final sixteen homes at The Grove, Phase III in Jackson WY.

GAF Corp and Habitat for Humanity International developed the Community Contractor Program to facilitate support for the construction efforts of local Habitat affiliates. Roof Top Solutions from Idaho Falls, a GAF-certified installer agreed to contribute all the labor necessary for installation. The overall contribution of materials and labor value over $74,000 for the final sixteen homes at The Grove.

“In-kind donations help us to keep our building costs down and allow us to serve more households in our community.  We are so pleased with the continued support from GAF Corp and Roof Top Solutions.” Says Kris Greenville, Teton Habitat’s Executive Director.

Teton Habitat is currently constructing final eight homes in Phase III of The Grove. Volunteers are welcome on the Habitat jobsite every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-4:30. Sign up online at tetonhabitat.org/get-involved/construction-site-volunteer/

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)
elizabeth@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020

It’s Old Bill’s Giving Season… and we need your support.

It takes many hands to provide safe, affordable housing in our community. With your support, we have the power to transform the lives of local families. Teton Habitat relies on generous funds raised by Old Bill’s Fun Run every year to support programs and general operations for the whole year.

Please support Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area through Old Bill’s Fun Run. Your donations will help build 24 new homes at The Grove by June 2021.

Donate Here

Wells Fargo Builds Program

Although we are not able to host a Wells Fargo Build this year due to site restriction, we are super excited to be able to still participate in the #WellsFargoBuilds program!

Wells Fargo Builds is part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.

Here is picture from last years build! Mike was ready to get to work building affordable homes!

#WellsFargoBuilds #WellsFargo #HabitatforHumanity #JacksonHole #Wyoming

Blitz Build 2020

Teton Habitat’s Grove Project Gets a Boost from Blitz Build

Teton Habitat hosted this week our first “Blitz Build” at The Grove, in partnership with local, professional builders. Teton Heritage Builders, New West Building Company, Bell Construction and GE Johnson Construction each donated a crew of professional framing carpenters for a day to show their support for Teton Habitat and affordable housing.

Teton Habitat’s typical volunteer labor force has not been able to work at the jobsite due to the precautions around COVID-19. Through the generous support of these builders, the construction of the final eight homes took a huge step forward.

“Blitz Build has contributed to a much needed boost in construction progress. There was a point in time when we thought we were going to have to cancel this awesome event.  Luckily, we were able to safely move forward with our plans and all of our partners were still on board,” says Community Engagement Manager, Elizabeth Ferguson.

Altogether, the companies are contributing over $20,000 of in-kind labor.

“Many, many thanks to our Blitz Build partners, “added Executive Director, Kris Greenville. “These builders were immediately supportive of the concept when approached late last year.  Despite all the uncertainty around the pandemic, they kept Teton Habitat on their schedules. The speed and quality of their work is amazing to watch.”

ReStore Open By Appointment Only

Dear Valued Customers,

Our goal continues to be to safely meet the needs of our customers; to limit our team’s exposure; and to provide you with all the recycled products that you love.

DONATE

Donations from businesses and households will be accepted by appointment only starting Tuesday, May 19th. Donations subject to the following guidelines:

  • MUST CALL to make an appointment 307-734-0389
  • Fabric face coverings MUST be worn by Donors and Employees
  • Sales Associates will not be assisting with unloading items at your vehicle

We are following the recommended cleaning and sanitizing protocols, so occasionally we may run out of room to store donations. When this happens, we will temporarily stop scheduling donation appointments. Please check our social media for updates. Our staff is working hard to accommodate as many donations as we safely can for all of our community members. If you bring a donation that we cannot take due to space and safety reasons, we appreciate your respect for our Sales Associates and willingness to make other arrangements or return with your donation at a later time.

SHOP

On Monday May 4, 2020, we began allowing ReStore shoppers by appointment only. In-person shopping subject to the following guidelines:

  • MUST CALL to make an appointment 307-734-0389
  • Fabric face coverings MUST be worn by Customers and Employees
  • Coordination for pick up of items must be timely (24-48 hours)
  • Sales Associates will not be assisting with loading or unloading items at your vehicle

Shopper can also visit our Instagram for the ReStore weekly deals!

VOLUNTEER

At this time we are still unable to allow volunteers in the ReStore. Please check https://www.cfjacksonhole.org/volunteer-jh/ for other volunteer opportunities in the community.

We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Teton Habitat ReStore Team

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)
elizabeth@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

Foundation Framers

Habitat supporters and friends,

We hope that you are happy, health and safe. In response to recent developments with coronavirus (COVID-19), Habitat has suspended all construction site volunteer activities and closed the ReStore until at least May 2, 2020. This difficult decision is an effort to protect staff, volunteers and ReStore shoppers. As you may know, Habitat heavily relies on volunteer labor on the construction site and revenue generated by the ReStore to support general operations.

The staff and board are overwhelmed with gratitude by the number of you that have asked how to support us during this time. In response, we created a program that is accessible to everyone and provides critical long-term funding of our mission on a monthly basis.

We hope you will consider a recurring donation through Foundation Framers, Habitat’s new monthly giving program. Completion of The Grove, the cultivation of future projects and ongoing operations depend on steady, reliable support. Small monthly donations provide funding to build affordable housing options for our community into the future. There is no minimum donation amount, and donors who join Foundation Framers will receive updates on Habitat homeowners throughout the year.

 

JOIN NOW

 

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)
Maggie@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 NOTICE:

Dear Habitat Supporters,

In response to the recent developments with coronavirus (COVID-19), our board and staff is taking all known precautions. To best protect our volunteers and staff we have decided to suspend construction site volunteer activities until further notice. Our construction team will continue to build at The Grove in order to serve our future homebuyers.  

We received direction from Habitat for Humanity International to close the ReStore in order to protect our ReStore shoppers, donors and staff. Although we are uncertain how long this closure will last,  we look forward to the opportunity to reopening our doors so that we can continue to serve the community. 

Our administrative staff will be working remotely until further notice, and can be reached by email or phone. 

Our board and staff remain committed to our mission of building homes, community and hope in the Greater Teton Area.  We appreciate your patience and support during these uncertain times. 

If you are experience symptoms, St. John’s Health and Teton County Public advises you to call the hotline at 307-739-4898 select Option 3.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)
Kris@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat 

Women Build Week 2020

Women Build 2020

Presented by Lowe’s

Join Teton Habitat for an empowering day of construction at The Grove! For the 13th year, Teton Habitat for Humanity is engaging women of our community to come work together! We need you!
#WomenBuild #BuildHer #HabitatforHumanity

Wells Fargo Supports Affordable Housing in Jackson Hole through $300,000 in Grants

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area and Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust are two of 62 nonprofits nationwide to receive funding focused on solutions to the U.S. housing crisis

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) and Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust today announced a total of $300,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support housing affordability and catalytic neighborhood revitalization efforts in Jackson, WY. Teton Habitat received a grant for $200,000, and Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust received $100,000.

“We are delighted and grateful for the support of the Wells Fargo Foundation,” says Kris Greenville, executive director for Teton Habitat. “This grant and our ongoing collaboration allows us to address the critical need for housing for hardworking families in the Teton Area.”

Teton Habitat will use the funds to complete its largest project to date, The Grove, Phase III. This 24-home development in the Town of Jackson will provide affordable housing for the lowest income earners in the community. Teton Habitat is currently raising $6 million for the construction project. The grant, as well as one gifted in 2017, makes Wells Fargo the largest contributor to The Grove, Phase III thus far.

“Every affordable housing project, every time, requires a village. This work would not be possible without the help of our community and without incredibly generous financial support,” said Anne Cresswell, executive director of the Housing Trust. “The lead gift from Wells Fargo is a fantastic way to launch our $2.1 million King Street Capital Campaign; we are truly grateful for Wells Fargo’s support.”

The grant to the Housing Trust marks the first contribution for its development on King Street. This gift will leverage support from the Jackson Town Council and generous private donors to ensure 24 new condos are affordable for hardworking families in Jackson. The Housing Trust relies on grants and generous community support to maximize the affordability of each project.

“The housing cost burden is taking a toll on nearly every community, and these two organizations share Wells Fargo’s focus on strengthening communities by bringing forward housing affordability solutions and local neighborhood revitalization efforts,” said Clint Gillum, Wells Fargo district manager. “Wells Fargo is committed to the Jackson community. These grants give us a unique opportunity to continue supporting public-private collaboration to make an even greater impact.”

Grant recipients were selected based on their demonstrated ability to create positive outcomes and catalyze large-scale neighborhood revitalization. The Jackson organizations are two of 62 nonprofits across the U.S. to share in a total of $9 million in funding through the foundation. Wells Fargo committed $1 billion over the next six years to address housing affordability philanthropy solutions including transitional housing, availability and affordability of rental homes, and sustainable homeownership.

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Teton Habitat builds attractive, affordable homes in partnership with donors and volunteers in the Greater Teton Area. Homes are sold at no profit to pre-selected families and individuals with an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments. Homeowners are required to contribute at least 500 hours of “sweat equity”, save for closing costs, and complete a series of homeowner education classes in order to purchase the home. Teton Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated building supplies, home furnishings and appliances to help support Habitat’s program.

 

About the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust

Since 1994, the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust has built or acquired 146 permanently affordable homes that have served more than 420 individuals, families and couples. Most recently, the Housing Trust completed construction on Redmond Street Rentals, which is now home to 50 dedicated members of the community. In the spring of 2020, the Housing Trust will begin construction on 24 more affordable condos near the heart of downtown Jackson at 174 N. King St.

 

About Wells Fargo

Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,500 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com). With approximately 261,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. With its corporate philanthropy, Wells Fargo aims to pave a path to stability and financial success for underserved communities by focusing on housing affordability, small business growth, and financial health, among other local community needs. In 2018, Wells Fargo donated $444 million to nearly 11,000 nonprofits. For 10 consecutive years, Wells Fargo has held the honor of No. 1 in workplace giving by United Way Worldwide. Wells Fargo team members also actively support communities by donating more than 2 million hours of volunteer time in the last year. News, insights and more information on the company’s overall corporate responsibility are available at Wells Fargo Stories and www.wellsfargo.com/impact.

 

Contact Information:
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Kris Greenville, 307-734-0828, ext. 103

Kris@tetonhabitat.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat 

 

Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust

Stefani Wells, 307-739-0665

stefani@housingtrustjh.org

 

Wells Fargo

Julie Fogerson, 208-570-3037

julie.m.fogerson@wellsfargo.com

@JulieFogersonWF

Grove Home Dedication Ceremony!

YOU’RE INVITED!

Please join us on February 13th for a Home Dedication Ceremony with reception to follow.  

After 16 months of helping hands, dedicated families, and countless successes— It is time to dedicate the next 8 homes at the Grove.

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)
info@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat