Meet Our Volunteers

38th Engineering Squadron at Tinker AFB

“We are a group from the 38th Engineering Squadron at Tinker AFB. We are volunteering with Habitat for Humanity as part of our Fall Wingman Day Event, which is an effort to focus on a holistic approach to overall health and well-being for our members and their families and promoting resiliency using the Four Pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness: Physical, Mental, Social, and Spiritual."

 

“We are grateful for the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity as a team building activity, where we will work together as a family with the common goal of taking care of each other, our community, and our nation.” – Deborah Bohn; Chief, Enterprise Support Section

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960th AACS Vikings

“Our group is the 960th Vikings. Our motto is to Row The Boat, We lead from the front and set the standard.

We are volunteering with you guys because we want to give back to the community.” – SSgt Alonda R. Daniels

Access Midstream

Access Midstream is proud to work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to rebuild a Moore home damaged by the May 20 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma.

Access Midstream is proud to work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to rebuild a Moore home damaged by the May 20 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. Our Access in Action program gives employees across our operating areas eight hours of company time each year to volunteer. After the May tornadoes, Oklahoma employees were given an additional eight hours of company volunteer time to assist with disaster relief and rebuilding.

“Access Midstream, along with our partners at Williams Companies and Global Infrastructure Partners, is honored to have donated more than $400,000 to the tornado recovery efforts in Oklahoma. A portion of that contribution was used to build this home for the Carrera family,” said Mike Stice, CEO of Access Midstream. “More than 160 Access employees have donated time to this project, equaling more than 800 volunteer hours. It’s an example of our commitment to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.”

Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

“We are from the Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. Our members love the opportunity to show involvement and help out in the community!"

As guard we are tied to the state much more than other Air Force components, so our members have a fierce commitment to do what they can in order to provide support. We have always heard wonderful things about this organization in particular, so we are thrilled with this opportunity!” Josselyn A Davis

Aggie Habitat for Humanity (Collegiate Challenge)

We are volunteering with you all because our goal as an organization is to eliminate substandard housing in our community and further.

“This trip allows us the opportunity to spread our service to a greater area than just our home town and possibly change the lives of people we would have never otherwise met. Your town’s history with natural disasters also drew our interest as we wanted to help those who seemed to have the greatest need.” – Lauren Boehm

Air Force Flight Standards Agency

“The official name of your group is HQ AFFSA. We are volunteering to give
back to the community... as a team and to also help build relations within our
community”

as a team and to also help build relations within our community”

KIMBERLY S. BLACKWELL, MSgt, USAF

 

 

Oklahoma City, OK

Allstate

“We seek heightened impact by working with well-respected nonprofit and community-based partners, and we strive to strengthen the nonprofit sector.”

American Society of Military Comptrollers

“ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for persons, military and civilian, involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. ASMC promotes the education and training of its members, and supports development and advancement of the profession of military comptrollership.”

ASMC is also a huge contributor to the development and success of our youth and community. We work on many projects with Habitat For Humanity as well as other opportunities with National Food Bank of Oklahoma City and other organizations. Also, with being a non-profit organization we also fund raise to provide scholarship opportunity’s to students in career fields like Accounting and Finance, Acquisition, Administrative Support, Auditing, Budgeting, Budgeting, Comptrollership, Cost Analysis and much more!” – Desiree Morgan

Bank of Oklahoma

At Bank of Oklahoma we strive to actively advance the communities we serve.

“We are proud to partner with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to help make a difference for a deserving family.” – Chris Damaska, Vice President I Senior Banking Center Manager

CEC Infrastructure Solutions

“At CEC it’s in our purpose statement that we believe in a Get Stuff Built Right attitude.

That philosophy continues with the impact we stand to make on our communities. CEC felt it was a perfect fit being a leader in infrastructure solutions, to partner with this wonderful organization providing homes for deserving Oklahoma families. CEC looks forward to supporting Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity as they continue to grow in the Oklahoma City area.” – Kylie Hagmaier; Marketing Assistant.

CSAA Insurance Group

“The group volunteering is our newest claims class. We believe in…

We believe in contributing to the community and are excited to spend the day volunteering with you!” – Teresa Zamarron, Claims Service Supervisor

Catholic Heart Workcamp

“Love is the center of everything we do, our hearts beat to help build a world where people wake up inspired to love as Christ loved."

“Catholic HEART Workcamp provides a life changing week where together we can be the hope in the world. “

 

Champion Hotels

“This is our 4th year volunteering with you. We are Champion Hotels.

We give back all year, and once a year we volunteer at habitat for Humanity. This is our first year to build a new house so we are super excited!!!” – Cydney Fiebig

Chesapeake H.E.L.P.

“Chesapeake’s H.E.L.P. (Helping Energize Local Progress) Initiative is our opportunity to directly impact the communities where we live and work.”

“We are provided with four hours of company time to volunteer each year. COHFH is a terrific organization that is aligned with the HELP Initiative’s values and provides opportunities for Chesapeake’s employees to give back to the community.” – Ryan McDougal

Continental Resources

“We’re grateful for corporate partners like Continental Resources, who help us give families a new start.”

“We’re grateful for corporate partners like Continental Resources, who help us give families a new start.”
Ann Felton

CoreLogic

“CoreLogic is pleased to participate in the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity 2018 build."


“Our employees enthusiastically participate in many Habitat builds across the country every year. Many employees describe their participation in Habitat for Humanity as a highlight of their volunteer efforts for the year.” – Alyson Austin, Principal, Communications

Cornerstone Crew

The COHFH Cornerstone Crew is made up of individuals who work construction for COHFH on a consistent basis and have for several years.

The COHFH Cornerstone Crew is made up of individuals who work construction for COHFH on a consistent basis for several years.

Courtyard Marriott Downtown OKC

“We are from the Courtyard Marriott downtown.”

We started our community service team in January and this is one of our good faith efforts.” – Kami Therio

Cowan Group Engineering

“We are volunteering because we have the opportunity and are able to give back to the community with our time, knowledge and hard work.

It has always been a goal of ours to give back to the community consistently, and Habitat for Humanity is a great outlet for us to continue that goal.” – Chandler Robertson

Crossings Community Church

Members of Crossings Community Church, a part of the Oklahoma City Community for more than 50 years, felt called to help families that were affected by the May tornadoes.

Members of Crossings Community Church, a part of the Oklahoma City Community for more than 50 years, felt called to help families that were affected by the May tornadoes.  The Crossings Disaster Relief Team (CDRT) took shape in the wake of the 2013 tornado outbreak.  “Having received so much grace and love from God and His church, the CDRT members stand ready to be a very practical expression of this same love to Oklahomans.”
Jeff Steward, Senior Associate Pastor.

DLO – Diagnostic Laboratory Of Oklahoma

“The DLO team proudly supports Habitat for Humanity and the important work it does to help others help themselves.

“The DLO team proudly supports Habitat for Humanity and the important work it does to help others help themselves.  We contribute to a variety of charities each year in order to make critical diagnostic testing available to those who might not be able to afford it.  But the work we do with Habitat for Humanity allows us to team together, including senior management, and actually do the work.  It’s a great feeling to serve those who need the help, and are willing to help themselves.”

–Bill Mosteller, CEO
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma

Dell Global Support and Deployment

“It didn’t take but a few seconds of driving up to the house to realize that this house had a sad story behind it. Surrounded by brand new homes no more than a year old, it was boarded up, a garage full of damaged sheet rock, carpet and other pieces from what was once a beautiful home.”

“Many people from our team thought to themselves, the cleanup itself will take all day. By 10 in the morning, almost all of the trash had been cleaned out of the house and people had begun other tasks such as framing, and insulating. At the end of the day, we stood in amazement at how much we were able to accomplish together.

Our team came with the goal of helping some family in some way. As the day progressed, I heard numerous accounts where these people were excited and happy to work in the hot sun, more than thrilled to get dirty, because they could make a difference in one family’s life. Thank you Habitat for Humanity for allowing us to work as a team,  to ‘Power the Possible’.”
~Tammy H. Support Resolution Team, Dell

Evergreen Baptist Church

“Evergreen SGV considers it a blessing to partner with a wonderful organization like COHFH who is committed to showing God’s love to His people through new affordable housing or helping folks renovate or rebuild their existing homes.”

“We were particular blessed last year to work on a Critical Home Repair project and getting the chance to work alongside the homeowner.  We had the privilege of getting to know the homeowner and to be able to encourage and pray for her.  We are looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use us this year.” – Chris Chan

First American Title

“It’s just amazing what teamwork can actually do. It was an amazing feeling getting to physically see the difference we made by building the house."

“The best part was seeing how grateful the couple was for us for building their home. It was really one of the best team building activities I’ve done!”
Alex Naylor, Business Operations Analyst

Heartland Payment Systems

As an organization, Heartland encourages employees to participate in our Worldwide Day of Service. This is a day dedicated to taking a step back from our desks, disconnecting from our devices and dedicating our time and effort in service to our community.

Habitat for Humanity was a great way for our group to see and feel the impact of volunteering firsthand. We had the opportunity to work on a few different homes, all at different stages of completion. Our team helped prepare a home for its dedication to a deserving family. During the dedication ceremony, we were able to experience the family’s pride and elation of finally realizing their dream of homeownership after years of hard work.

We also had the opportunity to work with a woman named Camille on her own home. We learned that Camille had been trying to get into the program for quite some time and would be moving into her home just before Thanksgiving. She was so grateful for our help and though her own move-in date was only weeks away, she continued to work on other homes long after completing her required hours. There was so much joy and generosity at every home in the neighborhood. It was apparent that everyone was glad to be there, serving the community, lending a helping hand and teaching our team members a few tricks of the trade along the way. Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity was a very rewarding experience for our entire team. We look forward to doing it again soon!

Hope Community Church

“The ‘community’ of Heartland Community Church is Oklahoma City! We’re called to serve.” – Pastor Nate

Insurica

“My associates and I have the privilege of working for an employer who strongly believes in community service. In fact throughout the year all employees are encouraged to participate in community opportunities provided by various agencies.

 


“Our employer “INSURICA” has formed an employee based committee “U-Serve” who devote a portion of their work schedule to research and develop relationships with these Community based agencies. INSURICA’s U-Serve Committee then assists its associates by connecting them to many types of community involved opportunities. We enjoy participating in multiple projects year round.

At INSURICA we believe there is no community without unity. Our involvement within the community is more than just a vision or passion, it’s who we are!” – Keith McCombs; Commercial Lines Producer

 

JASCO

“The Jasco team really loves getting out and being involved in our community in a positive way.”

We also get to spend some time outside of work to build our team spirit and what better way to do that than to partner with our local Habitat organization.”- Janis Thomas

Team Member Services Specialist

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Jewish Disaster Response – JDRCorps

The JDRC’s experience partnering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity during our tornado-relief program this past winter was — across the board — excellent.

The JDRC’s experience partnering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity during our tornado-relief program this past winter was– across the board– excellent. Our college student volunteers loved working with the COHFH staff, who were organized, accommodating, friendly, and incredibly hard-working. Thank you so much for letting us put our Jewish values into practice by being a part of the meaningful work you do for low-income families in Oklahoma!

KOCO Channel 5

“The thought of helping 2 families with the dream of home ownership made this an easy decision to participate.

Helping our community is at the core of what we are at KOCO 5”. Brent Hensley, KOCO 5 President and General Manager.

 

 

KPMG

“KPMG provides resources and support that empower our partners and employees to demonstrate our firm’s core value of giving back to the communities where we live and work.

KPMG’s framework supports and enables our offices- nationwide- to meet the needs of their communities while enabling our people to have a purpose-driven workforce through giving back programs. “

Garrett Baker | Senior Associate | Audit Services

LGI Homes

“Every year we close down operations for a day to participate in our Service Impact Day, LGI Giving.

The mission of LGI Giving is to exemplify LGI’s Core Values by supporting the communities that we serve through financial contributions and volunteerism—strengthening local relationships and demonstrating loyalty. LGI Homes – Oklahoma is honored to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity this year!”  Ali Boaldin, Office Manager.

Langston University Ambassadors

“Our group is the Langston University Ambassadors and Associate Ambassador Training Class.”

The members that are a part of this class are going through the training to become Ambassadors for our university. We are the premier service organization on the campus of Langston University and our motto is “Service Without Reward” because we believe that serving our university and community is more important that receiving recognition for the work that we do. Our organization has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in the past and we completely support the mission and service that this organization provides to the community, so we wanted to be a part of touching and impacting the lives of those in our surrounding community.” – Halina Garraway; Langston University Ambassadors; Co-Chair

Law Office of William Archibald

“We are excited about volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat on November 20, 2015. The Law Office of William Archibald are employees of a member company of
Zurich Insurance Group.

Zurich is one global company with one mission, one ambition, one set of shared values and a clearly articulated commitment to our customers, our people, our shareholders and the communities where we live and work. Our communities are where our customers, our people, and our shareholders live and work. While we can be proud of the contribution to society Zurich makes through our core business of insurance we must also give back to our communities through our talent, time, and resources.

Zurich supports 6 core charities and Habitat for Humanity is one of those core charities. Here in Oklahoma City we felt like giving back to the Central Oklahoma Habitat is a great way to get involved with one of Zurich’s core charities and help those less fortunate. We are grateful for the jobs we have and like to share our support to the great community of Oklahoma City. The majority of our employees are long-time Oklahoma City residents.” – Karen L. Harris; Legal Secretary to Richard A. Bruce & Jay T. Chaney;

Law Office of William Archibald

Leidos

Team Leidos’ 2014 Habitat campaign includes efforts in 11 states covering dozens of projects and engaging hundreds of employees, friends, and family.

“A home is an emotional thing, and it can be the catalyst that a family needs to get on their feet and achieve success. Unfortunately today, the American dream is very hard to achieve. Organizations like Habitat and volunteer teams like the ones from Leidos are making a difference. One home at a time, they are helping hard working and hopeful families achieve their dreams.”
~Melissa Koskovich, VP and Director, Leidos Communications

Life.Church Midwest City

“I asked my Life Group if they wanted to volunteer with me and they were all for it.

“I volunteered a couple of months ago with you guys and felt a calling in my heart to do so again. I’m very passionate about volunteering, especially with Habitat because my parents volunteered there. My statement for this year has been; I’m all in to serve God, wherever He takes me, which is why I really felt that calling to volunteer at COHFH again and I look forward to doing so.” – Kim Love.

LifeChurch.tv

Creative Seeds LifeGroup from LifeChurch.tv out of Midwest City testify to a rewarding experience.

“We at Creative Seeds LifeGroup of LifeChurch.tv/Midwest City find that helping build a home for a deserving family is extremely rewarding.”

“It is very satisfying to see one of our volunteers new to Habitat experience their first Saturday build.  It seems all they can do is smile.”

Martindale Consultants, Inc.

“Feeling good about taking some time out of our busy schedules to give back – it’s the right thing to do."

“We do it right, and we do right by each other.”

MetaFund

“We have a long-standing active relationship with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity wherein we have assisted them in pursuing their mission by purchasing nearly 300 mortgage loans from them.

This volunteer day is just one more example of our commitment to Habitat and its mission.” – April Teague, Project Manager

Metro Technology Centers

“We are the Pre-Engineering STEM Academy from Metro Technology Centers. We teach Project Lead the Way curriculum to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Oklahoma City School District.

The curriculum provides the student with college-prep classes for students interested in pursuing an engineering related profession.  One of our specialty classes is Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) in which students design a house based on Habitat for Humanity criteria.  This field trip will provide students with the hands-on framing of a house very similar to what they have drawn on paper and discussed in class.  It brings the curriculum to life as the students experience the build process and allows us to promote community service as a vital part of everyday life.” – Janet Portwood; ITC/Pre-Engineering Teacher

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School

“We had a great time with you guys. We had 90 students and teachers there. We do this annually to integrate the great value of service to others for our students.

“We had a great time with you guys. We had 90 students and teachers there. We do this annually to integrate the great value of service to others for our students. We have been partnering with Habitat for about 10 years now. It seems to be a good fit for our large numbers and your ability to put us all to work.  We truly appreciate you guys.”

Navy

“Overall, Navy Week events give us the opportunity to visit parts of the country that don't get a regular exposure to our branch of service. We bring in a variety of personnel and assets to showcase some of the capabilities of our service and inform the public about what their Navy is doing around the world and how those efforts support them and the local economy. We're thrilled to be able to come to Oklahoma City and share some of the great things our Sailors are doing across the globe.

“While it’s always nice to come and share our stories, some of the most rewarding parts of our Navy Weeks are finding opportunities to give back to the local communities. We’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity in dozens of cities across the U.S. and each time we leave feeling like we’ve really made a difference.  It doesn’t matter what type of profession the Sailors does in the fleet each day, when you give them a mission to complete, you’ll find they can adapt to any situation and get the job done.  The Habitat projects are a perfect example of that.  Service to others is an inherent quality of our Sailors and naturally part of our culture in the Navy.  We’re in a unique position here in Oklahoma City because we actually have around 1,300 Sailors stationed at Tinker Air Force Base and they’ll be able to take part in this week’s project.

 

We’re fortunate to be here and the citizens of Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity during Navy Week to see a small snapshot of the pride and professionalism that our Sailors exhibit on a daily basis.” – David Carter

Northrop Grumman

“Northrop Grumman and their employees are very dedicated to community service and are always looking for ways to serve those in need both globally and in their local communities. list

NG employs a large number of veterans  and we recognize and appreciate the sacrifices they have made to our country.  As such, when we heard of the opportunity to help build a house for a veteran in need, our local OKC employees jumped at the opportunity. Our OKC NG team is looking forward to coming together as  a team and working on this wonderful project.” – Carol Jennings; Procurement Specialist

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Northwest Classen High School

I am a math teacher at Northwest Classen High School. My students are helping a local family design a home. They are helping with COHFH to build a home to help them understand building a home and what it is like to help someone.” – Telannia Norfar

OG&E

“OG&E partners with various organizations to provide comfort, safety, and security to residents in the towns and cities that we serve.

The North Engineering District at OG&E is committed to becoming a vocal and visible leader at the company on various endeavors.  We believe that we are here to help our brothers and sisters, & the Habitat for Humanity performs very tangible benefits across the world so we are proud to assist in any way possible.”
– Xavier Davis
OGE-Senior Design Engineer

OKC Energy Football Club

New to OKC and to COHFH, the Energy USL Pro Soccer Team is connecting with the community in a BIG way.

New to OKC and to COHFH, the Energy USL Pro Soccer Team is connecting with the community in a BIG way.

The guys from the Energy have jumped in with both feet to fight for families in our community by picking up hammers and paint brushes

USL PRO is the strongest U.S. men’s professional soccer league on and off the field and in support of Major League Soccer (MLS). Focused on league stability and franchise performance longevity, USL PRO features 14 teams, including 2014 expansion teams in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Sacramento.

OKC University

Nurses strive to promote wellness in the clinical setting, which is simply the origin of our service to the community.”

OKCMAR – OKC Metropolitan Association of Realtors

“It takes people like YOU, who are willing to give a few precious hours to help turn a slab of concrete into a beautiful new home for a local family. It will be a rewarding experience knowing you’ve helped to build affordable housing and provide hope for a responsible, hard-working, limited income family living in substandard conditions.”

Last year, Helen Bozman, OKCMAR Association Executive, said: “the staff and our membership had a wonderful time working together on this project.  I enjoyed meeting new faces and learning new skills.  Within a few short hours, we had raised framed house walls from a slab!  The Habitat crew was fun and very helpful.” – Helen R. Bozman; Association Executive; OKC Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®

OU Dentist Staples Society

The mission of the Staples Society shall be to: [1] provide service to the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry; [2] promote interaction of faculty, staff, students and residents; [3] fulfill emergency needs of the OUCOD family and; [4] provide service to the community. Staples shall sponsor and promote such activities, as it deems advisable and necessary in the furtherance of these purposes.

“As future dentists, our primary goal is to support our fellow Oklahomans in every way we can, whether it be through providing quality dental care or helping build new homes for the less fortunate.”

OU Medicine

OU Medicine, in 6 short years, has been fortunate enough to build 7 homes for 7 deserving families.

OU Medicine, in 6 short years, has been fortunate enough to build 7 homes for 7 deserving families.  We feel it is important to give back to the community in which we serve, and are honored to help so many hard-working families reach their dreams and goals by being a home-owner.  We also enjoy the time together, among co-workers, building the homes.  Watching it go from the foundation into a home in 8 weeks is very rewarding for our employees.  OU Medicine looks forward to many more years and home-building experiences with Habitat for Humanity.

OU President's Community Scholars

“We chose to work with Habitat for Humanity because we wanted to give our students the opportunity to not only serve the community, but help build it."


“The community is made up of people and we want be part of supporting those who lack the dignity of quality housing.

President’s Community Scholars is committed to leadership in service. We believe that great leaders are those who serve their local communities and work hard to bring opportunity and resources to those that do not have that for themselves.” – Jack Tillman

Oklahoma City Dodgers

“The Oklahoma City Dodgers are always seeking new opportunities for our organization to be involved with, and participate in, the betterment of the Oklahoma City community."

“We’re excited to have the chance to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity and be hands-on in helping to provide affordable and safe housing for individuals in need in our local area.”

-Michael Byrnes, OKC Dodgers President/General Manager

Oklahoma Fidelity Bank

When we partner with Habitat for Humanity, a family gains a safe place to call home and our city grows stronger.

“Our team is proud to work alongside others who are investing in moving our community bravely onward.” – Jeff Ronen; president of Oklahoma Fidelity Bank.

Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute

At Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute our physicians and employees work daily to improve the health and wellness of our patients. Our sincere commitment to give back extends beyond our office doors and into our communities

“At OSOI we believe that it is important to give back to our community.   Volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity has been an extremely rewarding experience for our organization.   After volunteering the first time, our employees couldn’t wait to go back.    Great people, great cause, great experience!”      Chris Moslander, COO

At Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute our physicians and employees work daily to improve the health and wellness of our patients.  Our sincere commitment to give back extends beyond our office doors and into our communities.   The OSOI workforce is dedicated to community service and particularly enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.   “The experience of volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity exceeded all of our expectations.   We not only helped build a home for a very special family, but we had a great time working together and watching the project take shape,”   says Chris Moslander, OSOI Chief Operating Officer.    “Habitat for Humanity will most definitely be a part of our community partnership initiatives as we plan for the future.”

PC West La Raza

“Through our club we do volunteer work once a month. It gives the student a chance to help out the community!” – Jennifer Pasillas

Petra Industries

“Habitat for Humanity is a well-known and time-tested organization that lines up with Petra’s values and belief in helping our community.

We are excited to have this chance to work with them, both now and in the future.” – Catherine Schuepbach; Marketing Manager

Rose State College Athletics

“Coach Cooper and I are both bringing the softball and baseball teams out this year because we feel it is important that our students “give back” to the community.

“We make a point of scheduling several events so that our athletes have an opportunity to help out within the community.  Thank you for the opportunity. I think it’s important for our athletes to keep things in perspective: helping to build & provide someone with a forever home is more important than winning a softball game.”   ~Nickie Madden, Head Softball Coach and Wellness Coordinator

SSM Health Dermatology Center

“SSM Health Dermatology Center of Excellence staff served Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. We chose service as a way to connect as a team and work together to give back to our community.” Dr. Renee Grau

St. George Orthodox Church

As a group, St. George Orthodox Church Youth volunteer together to experience the change that can be made by making a choice to help the community. We believe that any good deed for the sake of others can change the world."

“Habitat for Humanity is a great part of our Oklahoman community and we wanted to experience firsthand what kind of wonderful changes this organization has created. We want to thank you for allowing our group to help your cause.”

~ Neha Joseph

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church

“Our Youth Group is committed to community service both here and abroad. A focus for each year is outreach. We look for various projects to reach out to our local community."


“We begin with our middle school programs and offer a variety of service where our high school students are their leaders. We also attend a mission week here is the United States each year in different locations as well as a yearly mission trip to Peru.

This year and last we have held a service retreat where we have sent groups out to various worksites. We participated in building two houses for Habitat last year and are looking forward to our involvement again this year. Our youth enjoy reaching out to the community and understand how it enriches their lives. We believe in being the Hands and Feet of Christ.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for our high school students.” Becky Coyle, Director of Religious Education

State Farm / Enterprise

Since 2012 State Farm agents from the Central Oklahoma City group have teamed up with Enterprise Rental Car on an annual basis to give back to the community by volunteering to share the ancient principle of helping people with a hand up instead of a hand-out.

Since 2012 State Farm agents from the Central Oklahoma City group have team up with Enterprise Rental Car on an annual basis to give back to the community by volunteering to share the ancient principle of helping people with a hand up instead of a hand-out.

We believe that “The Value of a man is not measured by what he does for himself to make his life easier, but measured by what he does for others to make their lives easier.”
We would like to give thanks to the entire Habitat of Humanity team for providing the opportunity to serve to build a better life for those in the OKC area.

TIAA

“To honor our history with TIAA by serving those in Oklahoma.”

“Our company is a Not-for-Profit Financial Services Company that provides retirement planning services for Non-Profit institutions across the US.   We currently work with a number of Universities and Hospitals in Oklahoma like OU and OSU. ”

Doug Eidd, Wealth Management Advisor

Target

At Target, community giving has always been, and continues to be a cornerstone of the company.

“For our event with Habitat, we have brought together seven Target stores from around the Oklahoma City metro. The fact that we were able to get so many stores together for one event is testament to our dedication to the greater Oklahoma City community. We all live, work and play in this community, and we want it to be the best it can be.” – Steven Christofferson”

The University of Oklahoma Price College of Business

The JCPenney Leadership Program at the Price College of Business provides high performing undergraduate business students with a myriad of opportunities to develop and increase their leadership potential. The goal is to promote personal and professional growth through the broadening of student perspectives and the strengthening of their business skills.

“As the next generation of leaders, it is our responsibility to not only improve ourselves but also our community”

Thunder Networking Group

“We like to get together as a group to give back to the community.” – Dan Mackay

Tinker AFB 76 PMXG

“We are from Tinker AFB 76 PMXG. . We are Volunteering this weekend because Oklahoma has always given so much
to its military community and a few of us decided we want to give back to the local community."


“Habitat for Humanity has given us the perfect opportunity do some team building and return some of the love the local community has shown us.” – Stephen Shope, SSgt, USAF

Tinker AFB Airman Officers

“We are airmen officers and enlisted from Tinker AFB just reaching out and trying to help our community as best as we can."

“Myself and A1C Dylan Ragsdale have volunteered before and loved it, so we figured why not extend it to more than just us. We wanted to get other members of the base involved hoping they will continue volunteering with Habitat for Humanity with or without our group! Like I said previously in the email, we don’t have a logo but our reasoning and our why is the following: to help a community that supports the military so much is the least we can do to give back, show our appreciation, and say thank you! The community and state of Oklahoma does so much for us this is the least we can do for them.” –  Sarah Waddell

Tinker Air Force

“We realize the importance of our community and supporting them whenever we can.

We love volunteering with habitat for humanity, it allows us to help out people in need, learn new skills, and we always have a good time.” – Jessy Wilks

Tinker Cyberspace Engineering Planning Flight

“Thank you Habitat for Humanity for allowing us to spend our AF Wingman day event with you.

Not only were we able to help each other grow as a team but we were able to apply our teamwork for the greater good towards our community, the AF way!

We are grateful for the exceptional service that Habitat for Humanity provides by giving families affordable homes to live in, but most importantly, they provide families with community, hope and dignity.  Thank you for providing groups like ours the opportunity to participate as volunteers in this rewarding service.” – Nichole Barr

Tinker Top 3

“The Top-3 Organization is involved in projects…

projects (in coordination with other organizations) to improve working, living, recreational and educational opportunities within the community.” – Nonika Allen

Top Golf

“We love giving back to the community as caring is one of our core values.

Topgolf is dedicated to be a good community partner and volunteering with organizations like Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is just one of the many ways that we can do that.” – Nathan Packer, Marketing Manager.

UPSHS

“The Oklahoma Branch Commissioned Officers Association is a group of U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers committed to our core values of Leadership, Service, Integrity and Excellence."

“Volunteering with the COHFH is a great opportunity for us to serve the local community and share our mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.” – Ann Troung

 

University Catholic Community St. Paul’s Newman Center

“It is always incredible to bring a group of students to Oklahoma for this experience. Habitat for Humanity stretches the horizon of what they think they are capable of doing, but the support of the Habitat crew members teaches them they can be part of building, and part of giving to this community that we grow more fond of each year.

. I hope that the next 20 years of working with Central Oklahoma’s Habitat are as incredible as the first 20.”

What the students had to say:

“This has been an amazing experience, I tried things I didn’t think I could do and then I “did” them.”

“I appreciate that our Newman group and the Habitat employees and volunteers help build a community during this week.”

“Working on the big projects on the roof felt good, I was confident and it was nice to see the results so quickly.”

University of Central Oklahoma

“The UCO Housing & Dining team is excited to continue our work with Habitat for Humanity.

Contributing to this organization through our departmental day of service has allowed us to make a positive impact on the community around our university. This opportunity also serves to continue our growth as a team dedicated to UCO, its students, and its community.” – Chelsea Ratterman

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

“Our group is volunteering with you to show God's love and our dedication and commitment to help build homes in Oklahoma City. We are excited to come and visit a new place and be apart of a southern culture much different than our life at home."


“We are eager to see how your organization is run and operated. I personally love the Habitat organization! Every person is advocating and working toward the same mission: ending poverty housing. It is so neat so see, even though every Habitat is working toward the same goal, they all have their own culture and feel. And I believe I am speaking on behalf of our entire group when I say that. I was looking on your website and I saw your homes are made with brick–much needed when tornado season comes! But at home here, we using siding and last year in Amarillo we used wood. I just think that is so neat! Our group is more than happy to spend our Spring Break working with your organization!” – Holly Chappie

Vance Rising 4

“The Vance Rising 4 is private organization that represents the bottom four ranks of the enlisted structure at Vance AFB. We try to organize a quarterly volunteer opportunity for our Airmen, in which our efforts are focused to giving back to the surrounding communities who support us day in and day out.

This will be many of our members first time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Often times with projects we do, the instant gratification piece is missing because our work is not visually accessible as our efforts are often tied into a ‘bigger picture’ idea. I feel like this will be a great opportunity for the younger Airmen to see their hard work coming together and to first hand witness how their efforts can positively affect the live(s) of another person.” – SrA Anglin