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Volunteers Restore Retired Nurse’s Home

Volunteers Restore Retired Nurse’s Home

On February 4th, approximately 20 volunteers from the Riverside East Rotary Club and the Riverside County Probation Department spent their Saturday morning performing minor landscaping work and painting at the home of Gloria, a retired nurse who helps care for her disabled son.  She has lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years but no […]

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Ramona High ROCKS Another Project

Ramona High ROCKS Another Project

On February 11th, the Ramona High School Habitat Chapter joined us at the Villa Corona Mobile Home Park in Corona to help complete a project for our homeowners John and Yvonne. Several weeks ago John and Yvonne’s yard was cleared and prepared to be filled with rock by another volunteer group. Twelve volunteers, including students […]

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Giving a Corona Family a Decent and Safe Place to Live

Giving a Corona Family a Decent and Safe Place to Live

This January our home repair program completed a total face lift and renovation for Regina’s home. Regina was recommended to this program by her mobile home park manager who showed concern for the weathered and deteriorating exterior paint on her home; concern was also raised for her damaged and unsafe side steps. Living on one […]

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Volunteers Revitalize Corona Family’s Home

Volunteers Revitalize Corona Family’s Home

Last weekend, over 30 volunteers from La Sierra Outreach, Mujeres Unidas student club at UCR, and other members of the community helped a family repaint their home in Corona.  With so many volunteers helping on a single home, they needed a lot of supplies.  The volunteers took initiative by organizing all of the materials needed […]

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ASCE Continues Community Engagement Efforts

ASCE Continues Community Engagement Efforts

On Saturday January 28th, members from the 8th region of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) came together for a landscaping project in Corona for John and Yvonne. ASCE works to offer essential value to its members and the community through advancing civil engineering practices and community engagement. This afternoon’s work was crucial. John […]

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MLK Day Service: “What are you doing for others?”

MLK Day Service: “What are you doing for others?”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a profound impact on American society through his vision of breaking down racial barriers and by helping to create a more loving and equal community for all.  In the early 1980s, Congress passed legislation making Martin Luther King Day a federally recognized holiday and national service day to honor […]

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Wells Fargo Volunteers: Preparation is the Key to Success

Wells Fargo Volunteers: Preparation is the Key to Success

Employee volunteers from Wells Fargo lent a hand by helping Habitat for Humanity Riverside prepare for upcoming new home builds and also helped us prepare a home dedication for a family receiving a new Habitat home.  The volunteers first helped by scrubbing away dirt and grime from hard hats used by previous volunteers.  The helmets […]

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Ramona High Completes Another Project!

Ramona High Completes Another Project!

On December 17th, we closed out 2016 with one last A Brush with Kindness project. We returned to Gloria’s house, whose yard we had previously cleared, this time with students from the Ramona High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, to level her yard, apply the weed barrier, and lay the rock in the front yard. […]

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My Life as an AmeriCorps National Member – Brendan Cooney

My Life as an AmeriCorps National Member – Brendan Cooney

My first A Brush with Kindness project. As I waited for volunteers to arrive on my first project as an AmeriCorps member, I had no idea what to expect.  When they arrived and the car doors opened, I was surprised to see a dozen volunteers from UCR’s Japanese Student Exchange Program. I felt a little […]

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Our Executive Director Reflects on 2016

Our Executive Director Reflects on 2016

Thoughts from our Executive Director, Kathy Michalak   As we close out a very productive and successful 2016 and prepare to launch into an even busier 2017, I want to use this space to thank the thousands of people who support the important work that so many organizations do in our communities. Together we truly do […]

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