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Central Oklahoma Habitat Honors Deceased U.S. Army Veteran for Largest Donation in Organization’s History

Honoring America’s Warriors’ Honor Guard to conduct his memorial at Legacy Estates addition

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 29, 2017) – Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) will honor and memorialize deceased U.S. Army retiree Sergeant 1st Class E7, Stephen Florentz in a special ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 29, at the Legacy Estates addition in Oklahoma City. Florentz made the single largest donation in COHFH’s history. Through a trust, Florentz left the non-profit his home and $2.25-million dollars.

“Stephen Florentz’s gift will not only build 25 homes at Legacy Estates, it will forever change the lives of 25 hardworking families,” said Ann Felton Gilliland, CEO & Chairman of Central Oklahoma Habitat. “Words cannot express how grateful we are for this tremendous gift.”

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Mark Harmon’s Bombers Add Home Building to Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend

Mark Harmon’s Bombers Add Home Building to Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend partners with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to help single mother

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 21, 2016) — Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor, director and producer Mark Harmon and 20 of his friends joined volunteers from Oklahoma Kidz Charities Foundation and GE Johnson Construction Company on a home build for Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) Saturday, June 18 in northwest Oklahoma City.


Local DIY Blogger takes on challenge to help Habitat for Humanity

DIY Blogger Allison Griffith of RefunkmyJunk stopped by Living Oklahoma to talk about the Frog Tape Paintover Challenge. Griffith is among six bloggers taking part in the challenge. If she wins, $5,000 will be donated to the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity non-profit organization.

OKC Non-Profits Partner to Build Homes for Veterans

Oklahoma City, OK (November 24, 2015)  Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) and Honoring America’s Warriors have partnered to build up to 25 homes for veterans in the Oklahoma City area.  The two non-profits will pool resources to provide opportunities for new home ownership for veterans who qualify based on HUD income requirements.  Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity wanted to meet the needs of veterans who deal with the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, and who are on a limited income.  The program is called “Homes for Warriors”.  

Moore Tornado Family Finally Returns Home Following Contractor Fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 20, 2015) – The Moore community and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will come together for a special home dedication ceremony on Thurs, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at 14505 Briarcliff Dr. in Moore. The Smith family, who fell victim to contractor fraud following the May 20, 2013 tornado, finally gets the keys to their newly re-constructed home in the Briarwood addition.

In the application letter sent to Central Oklahoma Habitat, homeowner John Smith explained the position his family was forced into because of contractor fraud. “I simply cannot believe things have descended this far. Here we are with a house, which cannot be lived in that we pay for each month; we have $25,000 in escrow to fix it, which cannot be touched, and isn’t enough to do what needs to be done anyway; and our family living on the edge every minute of every day hoping nothing else major happens,” said Smith.

800th Home Build – Oklahoma Women, COHFH Work Together

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 25, 2015) – Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is celebrating several milestones: the completion of its 800th home build, its 2015 Women Build and its 400th home built with an energy efficient geothermal system.

ClimateMaster Partners with COHFH

Oklahoma City-based ClimateMaster, the world’s largest manufacturer of water source and geothermal heat pump systems, has partnered with Central Oklahoma Habitat for many years.

Home Depot Foundation Gives COHFH $328,750

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 16, 2014) — More than a year after the devastating May 2013 tornadoes, many Oklahoma families are still struggling to rebuild their lives and repair their homes. But hope and help are readily available, thanks to a partnership between The Home Depot Foundation and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.