Kasey Kahne Volunteers to Build a Home in Richmond

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On Thursday, August 25th, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Kasey Kahne volunteered his time to help build a home for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.  Kasey joined other local volunteers, the CEO of Richmond Habitat, Jane Helfrich, and the future homeowner, Chaquitta Barbee.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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Women Hammer it Home for Habitat

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By Brandy Brubaker, Richmond Bizsense

wbsmallLocal women are picking up a hammer and nails in support of a local nonprofit.

Fifty-nine women volunteered at a Church Hill construction site this week with Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.

The crew, which was on the job Wednesday as part of National Women Build Week, included many who are very new to construction. They were busy hammering nails and cutting boards on the future home of Spence Daniels. Daniels, who is disabled, will live in the North 35th Street house with his three daughters and his mother.

Habitat broke ground on the property, which will hold Daniels’ home and two others, on Feb. 25. And it’s the second time Habitat brought in an unusual team to the property.

wbsmall2The women were led by Bill Erhart, Habitat construction supervisor, who gave them a lesson about construction and safety before they got started. They also got a building basics course at Lowe’s.

Jane Johnson, a Lowe’s employee who came down from Fredericksburg, said it’s the second time she’s participated in the annual event.

“The first time I did it, I had never used a tool,” Johnson said. “I’ve learned to use a table saw, a circular saw, you name it.”

Daniels’ house is expected to be completed in September, Kristin Vinagro, Habitat’s communications manager.

Female volunteers are also rehabbing a house Bank of America donated on Edgefield Drive in Henrico County.

This is the second year the local Habitat affiliate has worked with Lowe’s for the annual event, which began nationally in 2008. Lowe’s gave Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity a $5,000 gift card in celebration of the week.

Join Us for Habitat Day – October 20th!

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Join Us for Habitat Day!

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is holding a family friendly event in honor of World Habitat Day!  This event will allow families to learn more about Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity while enjoying fun activities and free food!


The When:

Saturday, October 20, 2012


The Where:

William Fox Elementary School, 2300 Hanover Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220


The Why:

World Habitat Day is a recognized United Nations Day dedicated to highlighting the need for decent housing around the world.  Each year Habitat for Humanity demonstrates its support for World Habitat Day with events around the globe.  In 2012, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity continues, in our 26th year, to work to raise our collective voice in support of the need for safe affordable housing.
We will have LOTS of super fun activities including a bouncy house, carnival games, prizes, Habitat giveaways, cotton candy, popcorn, facepainting & MORE!
We can’t wait to see you there!