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Walls are up!

We have all the walls up - inside and out at 801 Lamar St.

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We have concrete!

Yay! We have concrete at 801 Lamar St, Rockwall TX

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Our Current Build on North Houston (Royse City)

Our current home is located at 902 North Houston Street in Royse City. We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Bike and Build for coming out to help us work on the house. We would also like to Thank Janet Nichol, Mayor for Royse City, for her surprise visit and all of her support during our build process.

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We Need You! Want to join the board or help out in the office?

There are more ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanity Rockwall beyond our Saturday build days.  Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a board member or helping out in the office a couple of days a week?  (All volunteer positions.)  Open positions include:

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We've Started Our Next Home!

309 Emma Jane is underway after a great first day of framing!  We are very excited to finally be back in action building our next home for another very deserving family. We’d love for anyone to come join us on Saturday mornings, check out the bottom right corner of the homepage for each week’s work schedule details.

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Our Next Home is About to Start!

Exciting news!  We are about to start our next home!  All permits have finally been approved, contractors lined up and weather permitting, we are just about to pour our foundation.  And you know what that means... once the foundation is set, we'll need YOU to come help us start the framing!

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Next Home Close To Starting Construction!

We have selected our next homeowner, a very deserving family who will reside in our next home at 904 Davey Crockett St. in Rockwall.  The lot is currently being prepared to have the slab poured and we hope to start framing at the end of March/Early April.  Please check back for more information as we get more details.

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We'd Like to Thank Everyone for All the Help on Our Latest Home!

We recently finished our latest Habitat house in Rockwall for the Villalobos family and would like to thank the many people that helped us complete this home for such a deserving family!   First and foremost thank you to each of our volunteers for all their dedication, especially through the heat of the summer!  The Rockwall Fire Department, (Chief Mark Poindexter) and Station #1 on Boydstun Ave were our heroes for providing us with ice each Saturday at the worksite. So many businesses, individuals and organizations helped make this build a success! We are so thankful for your continued success!

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302 Ross St. is Dedicated with an Unprecedented Event!

We are so excited to have finished our latest home for the Villalobos family, now happily residing at 302 Ross St.  Before this already deserving family closed on their new home a donor stepped forward and paid off their entire mortage.  We’ve had very generous donations in the lifetime of the Rockwall Habitat chapter, but this sets a new record.

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302 E. Ross House Dedication on Saturday, October 12, 2013

We will be dedicating the latest home for Habitat for Humanity for the Villalobos family on Saturday, October 12th from 1p-3p.  Please join us for the event to bless this home for this very deserving family!

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2x4 Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall was a Success!

On Sunday, September 29th the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall held their 17th annual 2x4 Sunday fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.   It was a huge success raising over $2,400 in donations from church goers.  Sponsored by the Seekers Sunday School class at the church there were 2x4s for people to sign and give prayers on to be put in the next Habitat house and baked goods available for donation.  The fundraiser was a huge success as the latest house was just completed and the next home will start in a few short months.

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Volunteer Coordinator Help Needed

We are moving right along with our latest house, but we need your help! We have an amazing volunteer coordinator, but the job is bigger than just one person.  If you are interested in getting involved with Habitat, this would be a great way to get started with our great group of volunteers.  You wouldn't be alone as a coordinator, but work together to make sure our volunteers get what they need.  If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail at rockwallhabitat.org@gmail.com.

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Help Habitat Win Up to $10k From City Bank Texas!

We need your help! You have an opportunity to help Rockwall Habitat for Humanity win up to $10K through the Community Rewards program sponsored by City Bank Texas.  Voting begins today and ends May 3rd.  You can vote everyday with each email address you have - it's that simple.  So vote everyday!!  $10,000 would be an incredible donation for RHFH and enable us to continue to build homes for families in our own local community.

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Next Build Started...302 Ross St. Rockwall

Saturday, February 9th, We started our newest house at 302 Ross St. in Rockwall. Even with the cold and rain we had over a dozen volunteers come out and were able to raise 2 1/2 sides of framing on the house.  It was a very exciting day as this new home was started for a very deserving family.  Angel Lopez from Sonic was gracious enough to donate lunch for our volunteers and the Rockwall Fire Station on Rockwall Parkway was kind enough to bring by some ice.  It was a great day and we are excited about continuing with the framing this Saturday!

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Newest House for Rockwall Habitat is Dedicated!

The Rockwall Chapter of Habitat for Humanity dedicated their latest house at 304 Ross St. on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Saturday afternoon a large group of volunteers, board members and family members gathered as the president of Habitat, John Cote, led the dedication for the newest family, Jeffery & Meliza Davidson.  The Davidsons moved in this month with their children, including a new baby boy born in August.

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We are Part of the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program!

Habitat is part of the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor program!

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Habitat Announces Jim Joyce as New Construction Director

Jim Joyce joins Habitat for Humanity as our newest board addition, taking the position of Construction Director.  Jim is the owner of Royal Dynasty Homes, building great homes in the Dallas area since 1992.  He also has a running list of philanthropic projects he’s worked on such as the Haiti Disaster Relief and Rebuild Mission Project in 2010, Rio Grande Valley Construction Mission Team in 2010 and 2011, Piedras Negras Construction Mission team in 2012 and countless other projects.  We are excited to have Jim on the team to marry his building expertise with his passion for service in the community.  Jim is wrapping up our current house on 304 Ross and will be kicking off our next house very soon!

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Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A - Thursday, September 27!

Please join us Thursday, September 27th,  from 5pm-8pm at the Rockwall Chick-Fil-A for Spirit Night benefiting the Rockwall Habitat for Humanity Chapter.  20% of all receipts received will be donated to Habitat.  We look forward to seeing you!

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In Search Of A Volunteer Coordinator & Vice President

Update on November 6th: Still looking, please let us know if you are interested in our Volunteer Coordinator and Vice-President positions. (All positions within the Rockwall Habitat chapter are 100% volunteer.)

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2x4 Sunday First United Methodist Church, Rockwall

This Sunday, September 9, from 8am-12pm, First United Methodist Church of Rockwall will host its annual 2x4 Habitat fundraiser. Members and guests are invited to "buy" a 2x4 plank of wood which they can then sign or they can simply contribute to Habitat as they come and go from church. Over the last 15 years, FUMC has raised over $52,000 for Habitat. We welcome you to stop by to buy your own 2x4! The boards are then used in the building of the next house. It's a great experience to see all these boards with well wishes on them being nailed up to support and shelter another family.

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Summer 2012 Newsletter

President's Corner

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Rockwall Habitat for Humanity, we thank all the volunteers who have worked diligently during the beginning of this year to get our current home build off to a great start. Construction on the house at 304 East Ross in Rockwall is continuing at a fabulous rate, and the plans for pouring the slab at 302 East Ross are being finalized.

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New Board Changes

Rockwall Habitat Announces Board Changes

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World Habitat Day

Rockwall Habitat for Humanity joins worldwide celebration of 500,000th/500,001st milestone houses as part of World Habitat Day events on Oct. 3

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Top 6 Homebuilder in U.S.

Habitat for Humanity ranks No. 6 among largest homebuilders in the U.S.

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