Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Ashby
As the CEO of a highly successful marketing communications company Tipping Point Communications, Michelle Ashby speaks loudly on behalf of her clients. But when asked about her volunteer work, specifically, her work with Flower City Habitat for Humanity, she is serious, yet soft-spoken.
ESL and Habitat dedicate first panel-build home in Rochester
One family’s dream of one day owning their own home started in a warehouse on a freezing January day in Rochester, NY. Today, the ESL Charitable Foundation and Flower City Habitat for Humanity dedicated a new home to a hard-working family in the JOSANA neighborhood and made the family’s dream of owning a home a reality.
Rochester Corporate Leaders Trade Suits for Tool Belts and Build for Habitat
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) gets a hand from Rochester business leaders on houses in JOSANA during Leaders Build Week, June 23rd-26th. This annual event allows area CEOs and other corporate elite to trade in their suits for tool belts and work boots in an effort to give back to their community.
Flower City Habitat Dedicates Habitat Home Built in 22 Working Days
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) will dedicated 43 Murray Street home to the Clark Family on Saturday July 18th at 11am. The home was made possible through a $75,000 donation by the Electrical Association of Western New York (EAWNY) in honor of their 90th anniversary. 43 Murray Street was a special house for FCHH in that it was a Quick Build, meaning the house was built from decking to installation of fixtures in 22 working days thanks to the in-kind support of local contractors and suppliers.
Rochester Women Gather to Raise a Wall on a Habitat Home for a Local Couple
Over 30 women volunteers will raise the wall on the 11th Flower City Habitat Women Build house in Rochester on Saturday, June 27th at 11am. The house, at 170 Orange Street, is made possible by peer-to-peer donations by over 600 donors. The 20 teams of women have currently raised over $50,000 of their $65,000 goal.
Three Generations Give Back on Father’s Day Weekend by Building a Habitat for Humanity Home
Three generations of the McDermott family will be building on a Flower City Habitat for Humanity home on Saturday, June 20th in celebration of Father’s Day. Tom and Judy McDermott are funding the Habitat for Humanity home at 65 Orange Street and will be raising a wall with their family on the home at 11am.
Solar Panels Being Installed on Local Habitat for Humanity Home
Today’s dreary weather isn’t deterring The Electrical Association of Western New York (EAWNY) as they continue installing solar panels on a Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) home this afternoon.
Retirement of Bill Bartlett
It is with happiness that we share the following announcement from one of our most beloved staff members. We hope you will join us in celebrating Bill's next adventure!
Flower City Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week
Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers were among more than 75 volunteers to join Flower City Habitat for Humanity this week to help build affordable housing in the Rochester area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.
Rochester Young CPAs Celebrate the Completion of a Flower City Habitat for Humanity House
NYSSCPA Rochester Chapter NextGen will celebrate the completion of a house they fundraised and built for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) with an Open House event on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4pm. The house, located at 44 Miller Street in Rochester will be sold through a no-profit mortgage to a low-income Rochester family working through FCHH’s Homebuyer Program.
Student Volunteers from Flower City Habitat for Humanity Help Reconnect Rochester Build Bus Cubes
Volunteers from Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) are spending Saturday, April 25th building 10 bus cubes for the non-profit Reconnect Rochester. The new cubes will be placed around the City of Rochester this summer/fall for passengers to use as seating while waiting for a bus at select bus stops that currently have no seating. This is the first round of cubes to be built in Rochester by the organizations made possible with funding from The Strong National Museum of Play and materials from Matthew's & Fields Lumber.
Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Ames
Bob Ames eagerly talks about why he volunteers at Flower City Habitat for Humanity. When we met on a frigid Thursday afternoon, he was on his lunch break from the Cabinet Shop at FCHH. And he was ready to share his thoughts.
Flower City Habitat Builds Ramps to Ease Accessibility for Rochester Homeowners
Through the generous support of the John F. Wegman Fund of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) has added to its programs for low-income Rochester families this fall by building exterior access ramps for aging homeowners in the city who now rely on a wheelchair for mobility. The exterior ramps fall under the organization’s Neighborhood Revitalization programs, specifically helping elderly homeowners age in place.
Over 30 Community Members Celebrate the 10th Habitat Women Build House in Rochester
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) and over 30 community members came together on Sunday (10/12/14) to celebrate finishing the 10th Flower City Habitat Women Build house in Rochester. The 10th house, at 796 Jay Street in the JOSANA neighborhood, was made possible through the collaborative fundraising efforts of over 280 local volunteers.
Flower City Habitat Dedicates Gazebo to Kimble Family
Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) dedicated a gazebo in honor of the Kimble Family on Saturday (9/6/2014) in the midst of over 30 friends, family, and FCHH supporters. The event took place at the Jay and Broad Street intersection “gateway garden” which is the east entrance to the JOSANA neighborhood. The gazebo designed by FCHH staff member Bill Bartlett, funded by Gates-Chili teachers, and built by local high school students is being placed as a reminder of peace in honor of the Kimble family’s passion to keeping alive their son Brian’s spirit of helping others. The gazebo landscaping was made possible by Rochester Landscape, The Garden Factory, and Dig Drop Done.