June 4, 2019

We get asked all the time, "How can I help Habitat if I don't know how to build?" We always tell folks they don't need to know how to build, we'll teach you everything you'll need to know. But some are still hesitant, hammers can be intimidating.

But there are a myriad...

January 7, 2019

Happy New Year everyone! Yes, I know, I am about a week overdue on those sentiments. But they are heartfelt, so there's that.

At this time of year it is customary to set your New Year's Resolutions.  Ways you hope to improve in the new year, bad habits you'd like to bre...

July 5, 2018

This time of year it gets very hectic here at North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity. We are working on three different houses at the same time after all. Conversations revolve around siding and paint, concrete and plumbing, all those things that go into the house. We...

June 4, 2018

In some things, success is evident. You pass a test you've studied long and hard for. Success! Finish a marathon you've trained many months for. Success! Get that promotion you've worked overtime for. Success! But with Habitat for Humanity, success means many different...

May 21, 2018

I hear that exclamation from people all the time while I'm out sharing the good news of Habitat. They get very excited about the prospect of putting up walls, painting, siding, or even laying tiles and doing something good for another person. We know how good it feels...

May 14, 2018

A few weeks back I was doing some research on a particular artist I'd recently discovered and came across her own website. I looked through her Gallery of work, read her About Me page, perused the various locations to purchase her work and ended up on her blog page.  I...

January 15, 2018

Back in 1997 a small group of dedicated people got together and said, "We can do it." So they did. I'm speaking of North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity, of course.

The first steering committee meeting of a group to form an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Internation...

November 30, 2017

This month has certainly been filled to the brim with blessings here at North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity.

We spent the month counting our blessings with our 30 Days of Gratitude calendar. By taking time each day to consider how fortunate a person is who enjoys the...

November 14, 2017

I wanted to borrow an idea from another affiliate, a little "promotional" house they had set up in their local mall. I spent a few weeks kicking the idea around and finally decided to go ahead so I called the Executive Director of that affiliate. I asked her what the d...

October 23, 2017

Several months ago, during a meeting of the North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity Fund Raising committee, we found ourselves discussing some ideas to commemorate our 50th house build. We decided it is kind of a big deal so maybe something different to celebrate would...

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