TRES RIOS HABITAT
CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING BOOTH
IN THE MALL NEXT TO THE THEATERS AND ACROSS FROM FUDDRUCKERS
YOU CAN HELP!
Call Frank Hayes, Treasurer, 505-360-2861 to volunteer to help wrap packages. Be sure to bring your own gifts to the booth to get them wrapped. We have pretty paper and some magnificent bows. You will help Tres Rios Habitat to get started on our next home.
To find out what work is happening on the new home, go to our Facebook page, Tres Rios Habitat.
HAMMER HARVEST HERO HABITAT SCRAMBLE, A GREAT SUCCESS
With the help of Cindy Shore, a consultant at PNM, Mickey Marquez, the outreach coordinator for PNM, Roger Sheak, owner of Nightlight Electric, and Jim McBee, a Board Member, this year's golf tournament was a rousing success.
We had 3 Platinum sponsors, PNM San Juan Generating Station, Hardrock Builders, Merrion Oil and Gas, 1 gold, Nightlight Electric, 6 bronze, Moises Majluf Farmer's Insurance, Leavitt Group: Four Corners Insurance, Uncle Bob's Auto and Truck repair, Ryan Lane, PC, Dave Beavers, Dr. James Cole, Integrity Dental, and 3 team sponsors, PNM San Juan Generating Station, Citizens Bank, and Wooden Nickel Liquor in Bloomfield. Please extend your personal thanks for their support. Shamrock Foods and The Grill on the Hill provided lunch for all participants.
In addition, there were a number of companies who donated items for the raffle. Our thanks goes out to these donors:
Freytag and Ferrar for a $350.00 gold watch, Nightlight Electric for an outdoor sensor and lights, the Strator Hotel for a free night, Trimble Hot Springs and Spa for an adult 10 punch pass, Mary Culpepper for a painting she did, Royal Flooring for a granite cutting board,McDonald's for 50 value meal coupons, Dickey's Barbeque for two $25.00 coupons, Fuddruckers for two $25.00 coupons, Blue Moon Diner for two $20.00 coupons, Chick-Fil-A for a cute gift basket with a cow, cold drink glass, and food coupons, Red Lobster, Outback, and Chili's for food coupons, Burger King, Freddie's, and Arby's for food coupons.
With all of this support, we were able to raise $5,398.00 to support our next house.
DEDICATION OF NEW HOUSE CELEBRATED WITH CHERYL
Greg, Cheryl, and her girls are all smiles at the dedication. A job well done is celebrated by those who volunteered
in many ways to bring this house to a completion and the family to their permanent home.
CONOCO PHILLIPS GENEROUSLY HELPS WITH HOME
We received a grant of $1,300.00 to help with the completion of Cheryl's house. This generous donation is appreciated for the supplies it can help us purchase, but also for the continued support we are able to receive from the community. The Tres Rios Habitat Board of Directors understands that we are not able to help others without the financial and volunteer support we receive from the community.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR "A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS"
The Board is now receiving applications for "A Brush with Kindness." This is a program for loaning money and providing volunteers to help a low income homeowner provide needed repairs for the home. Interested persons may stop in at The Habitat Store to pick up an application or call 505-326-5379 and leave a message.
THE HABITAT STORE CELEBRATES ITS NEW HOME WITH GRAND OPENING
Barbecue, balloons, and a blast of fun marked the grand opening for The Habitat Store at its new location on Murray Ave. Board members, patrons, and volunteers came out to celebrate the increased space for the store. The larger location has allowed for more donations to be received and sold. The store has been able to average sales between $2,000.00 and $2,500.00 a week. Call Daniel Evans at 505-592-7761 to make a donation and come to the store to take advantage of increased bargains!
THANK YOU TO MERRION OIL AND GAS FOR THEIR AMAZING GENEROSITY!
T. Greg Merrion presents a check for $10,000.00 to Tres Rios Habitat Treasurer, Frank Hayes. The money will help us build a great house for Cheryl Dale and her family.
TRES RIOS HABITAT SENDS HELP TO NEPAL
The Tres Rios Habitat Board approved sending $500.00 to Habitat International to be used in providing tents to Nepali residents left homeless by the recent earthquake. While our primary mission is providing homes for low income families in San Juan County, we are pleased to send help to those in special need in such a poor country that has been devastated by the earthquake.
State Tax Credits Still Available
Make a donation of $300 or more to Tres Rios Habitat and receive both
a credit on federal taxes for a donation and half that amount in New Mexico
State Tax Credits!
This is just a reminder that we are still able to give New Mexico state tax credits equal to half of the gift given if the gift is $300.00 or more. To receive the tax credits, we need to receive the gift, designated for the new house on Crouch Mesa, by Dec. 31, 2015. After depositing the check, we will send you a form to fill out and have notarized. Then we will send it to the state. They will send you a notice for the tax credits that can be included in your state tax filing. The tax credits can be used any time during the next 5 years. If you want to make a donation and take advantage of these
tax credits, send your check to Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 324,
Farmington, NM 87499 or call the office 326-5379 and ask someone to call
you back with more details. You may also contact us with questions via email
DESIGNATE TO TRES RIOS HABITAT THROUGH UNITED WAY AND
THE FEDERAL COMBINED CAMPAIGN
Tres Rios Habitat is not a partner agency with the San Juan County United
Way. However, contributors may designate their gifts to go to our organization.
When your company has its United Way Fund campaign, please encourage your
friends and associates to designate your gifts to Tres Rios Habitat. The
United Way will see that we receive all of the funds that are designated
to us. Federal workers may also designate funds to Tres Rios Habitat. Our
combined campaign number is: 72381.
We can provide a great deal of funding for the work of low income housing
in San Juan County when we share our personal enthusiasm with others and
ask them to designate their gifts to support our efforts.
DONATIONS BY INDIVIDUALS ENCOURAGED
While we acknowledge the large donations made by corporations, we want
to remember those other donations that are received from individuals. At
the current time, we receive monthly gifts from several persons. These gifts
mount up and allow the organization to pay for new houses or other bills
that keep a nonprofit organization functioning and on task. If you are willing
to make a one-time donation or to give on a regular basis, please make your
check or money order to Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity and send it to PO
Box 324, Farmington, NM 87499.
Habitat for Humanity is always grateful for help and involvement, including
cash donations, building materials and labor.
New! We now can accept donations with a PayPal button.