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SCENTSY SUPPORTS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Scentsy independent consultants in Oklahoma take on an additional role to support local Habitat for Humanity.

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 22, 2017) -On July 1, 2004, Orville and Heidi launched Scentsy as a party plan company. Driving to Salt Lake City to meet with potential Scentsy Consultants that day, they created the company’s mission statement:

WHO WILL GO OVER THE EDGE WITH CENTRAL OKALHOMA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY?

Funds raised to build homes for two Oklahoma families

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 12, 2017) – Seventy-six Oklahomans can participate in a once in a lifetime opportunity to go Over the Edge for Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, rappelling 16 stories down Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity Family Pays Off Debt to Realize Homeownership

All Soul’s Episcopal Church Donates $90,000 for Home Build

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 22, 2016) – A Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity family realizes their dream of homeownership seven years after they applied to the program. Rocky and Camille Bratton, and their three children received the keys to their new home in the Legacy Estates Addition in Oklahoma City at a home dedication ceremony held Saturday, November 19.

Two Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity Families     to Realize Homeownership

Habitat Closes 2016 Providing 45 New Homes to Families in Need

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 30, 2016) – Two more Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity families will realize their dream of homeownership in 2016.

 

Blueknight Energy Partners to build home for Oklahoma City Family

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 29, 2016) — Blueknight Energy and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity began construction tomorrow on a home in the Legacy Estates Addition for first time homeowners, the Lewis family, who’s dream of raising a family in a secure and stable home is becoming a reality.

HOME CREATIONS TO BUILD ENTIRE HOME IN NINE DAYS

Legacy Estates “Blitz Build” to Benefit Central Oklahoma Habitat Family

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.

Women Come Together to Address Oklahoma Housing Needs

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 27, 2016) – Honorary Chairman Edie S. Roodman, CEO and Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City and volunteers kick off Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build at 8 a.m., Friday, May 6 in the Johnson Farms addition near Southwest 44th and Council Road in Mustang.

Governor Fallin Tours Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity Inmate Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 29, 2016) – Governor Mary Fallin toured Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s (COHFH) inmate program contracted through the Department of Human Services today at the Central Oklahoma Habitat headquarters located at 5005 S I-35 Service Rd. in Oklahoma City. 

Critical Home Repair Program Restores Home for Disabled Sibling

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 24, 2015) – Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s (COHFH) Critical Repair Program begins work Thursday, February 25, on a home belonging to disabled siblings, Josh and Rosalyn Tran, whose parents passed away. 

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.

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.

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity welcomes three new board members

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 6, 2014) — Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity today announced the election of three new members to its board of directors: Joshua Fahrenbruck, vice president, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Mark McBride, State Representative, District 53; and Patrick Lippmann, senior vice president at BancFirst.

Express Employment Professionals – $300,000

Express Employment Professionals donated $300,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity today to purchase 30 lots in a Moore neighborhood devastated by last year’s May tornadoes. In celebration of its 30th anniversary at Moore Fire Station Number 1, Express launched its “Celebrating 30 Years with 30 Homes” initiative to help rebuild Moore.

Hobby Lobby Gives $1M

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has committed $2 million to disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City-based crafts retailer said Friday it would donate $1 million to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist victims of the recent tornadoes in Central Oklahoma.

Lose to Serve, 4Corners Homes and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity partner

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 14, 2014) — Karissa Smith never imagined that she would be the beneficiary of a new home when her church, Shartel Church of God, decided to enter the Lose to Serve contest. Today, volunteers from Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, and all participating organizations, will begin framing the home that Smith will share with her daughter, Jessica.