Tres Rios is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
THE HABITAT STORE GRAND OPENING
The Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity Board would like to thank everyone who participated in the Grand Opening of The Habitat Store on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Especially, we want to thank Audra Winters and the Redcoats from the Farmington Chamber of Commerce for making the day very special. In the picture, Daniel Evans, the store Manager has the honor of cutting the ribbon making the opening of the store official. There were also many Habitat volunteers and supporters present. The dream of a store helping to provide resources so that we may build and sell more homes to low income families has long been on the agenda of the Habitat Board. We, also, want to extend our thanks to First United Methodist Church for providing additional space where we can store and prepare items for sale in the store. The public is invited to come see our bargains on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The store is located at 714 W. Main St, Suite F. The store is below the northeast corner of the W. Main St. Safeway parking lot. It backs up to Arringon.
Dave Ripley, President of Tres Rios Habitat, offers his thanks to Kay Nave-Mark and Yolanda Benally from BHP Billiton for the $9,000.00 grant which helped to get the store open.
If you would like to make a donation to the store, please call the store number, 505-592-7761, to make arrangements.
We are excited to announce that due to a grant from BHP Billiton we opened
The Habitat Store.
For those of you who are unaware of
what The Habitat Store is: We take the gently used items that are donated
to us and make them available to the public to purchase at thrift
store prices rather than having to purchase those type of items at
chain stores for full price. Many Habitat Affiliates have Habitat Stores
and credit their stores for being able to help more families in their
communities. That is our goal with a The Habitat Store here. Helping more
families here in San Juan County is a priority for us we believe that
having The Habitat Store will help us do so. Please look for our upcoming
opportunities to help us raise funds and awareness in order for this
need to be met.
STATE TAX CREDITS STILL AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME: GET THEM BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!
We still have state tax credits available. When you send us a donation of $300.00 or more you will receive state tax credits for half of the value. You also will receive the regular federal tax benefit as well. We may only have these state tax credits for a limited time so please contact s as soon as possible to make your donation or to get more information.
NEW PARTNER FAMILY WANTED for the next house to be built. Come to the Orientation and Application meeting on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Board Room at the Farmington Civic Center. We will explain the qualifications and requirements for being considered to become the next new homeowner. The basic qualifications are outlined below.
- To qualify you must demonstrate that your current housing is inadequate. For example: no indoor plumbing, poor heating, leaks in the roof, overcrowding (three or more to a bedroom), unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
- You need to have lived in San Juan County for a year.
- Your total family income should not be much more than $32,000.00 to $40,000.00 per year depending upon the size of the family, roughly 60% of the median income for San Juan County.
To see the full application:
Daniel Evans is our Habitat Store Manager
Daniel Evans has strong ties in San Juan County. He was born and raised in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School. He received his Bachelors from New Mexico State University and has spent the last several years working at the Lowes Home Improvement store as a sales specialist and later as a department manager. He does community work through volunteer hours with the Connie Mack World Series and Emmanuel Baptist Church.
TRES RIOS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SCRAMBLE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, PINON HILLS GOLF COURSE
7:30 AM REGISTRATION, 8:00 AM PLAY
We are looking for sponsors for this golfing event who will become partners in making dreams come true for low income families. We build and sell new homes, at cost with no interest, to low income families.
Choose the level at which your company would like to participate.
Platinum: $1,000.00 (includes the fees for one team of four players)
Send your check to: Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 324, Farmington, NM 87499 or call 326-5379.
If you would like to play in the tournament, the cost is $300.00 per team of 4 or $75.00 per person.
DESIGNATE TO TRES RIOS HABITAT THROUGH
UNITED WAY AND THE FEDERAL COMBINED
Tres Rios Habitat is not a partner agency with the San Juan County United Way.
However, contributors may designate their gifts to go to our organization. When
your company has its United Way Fund campaign, please encourage your
friends and associates to designate your gifts to Tres Rios Habitat. The United
Way will see that we receive all of the funds that are designated to us.
Federal workers may also designate funds to Tres Rios Habitat. Our combined
campaign number is: 72381.
We can provide a great deal of funding for the work of low income housing in
San Juan County when we share our personal enthusiasm with others and ask
them to designate their gifts to support our efforts.
Receive Tax Credits When You Donate to Habitat for Humanity
New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue is offering tax credits to individuals or
businesses that donate land, buildings, cash or services to eligible affordable housing projects,
such as Habitat for Humanity. The tax credit is equal to 50% of the value of the donation, and
can go towards any State income taxes, gross receipts taxes and compensating taxes (excluding
local option gross receipts tax imposed by a municipality or county, or the government gross
The tax credits may be carried over for up to five years and may be transferred one time to any
individual or business. In addition to receiving a tax credit, you may also write off your donation
as a charitable contribution on your federal taxes.
The tax savings alone make donating to Habitat for Humanity worth it. For example, if an
individual or business donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity they will receive a tax credit of
$5,000. They can then use all of their tax credit for any state tax liability for the first year, or
carry the credit forward for up to five years. Or they can give their tax credit to someone else that
needs it. And they can still deduct $10,000 from their federal taxes. When all is said and done,
the $10,000 donation ends up costing only $2,500 with a tax savings of $7,500. Most
importantly, the donation goes towards Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to end the affordable
housing crises in New Mexico.
DONATIONS BY INDIVIDUALS ENCOURAGED
While we acknowledge the large donations made by corporations, we want to remember those other donations that are received from individuals. At the current time, we receive monthly gifts from several persons. These gifts mount up and allow the organization to pay for new houses or other bills that keep a nonprofit organization functioning and on task. If you are willing to make a one-time donation or to give on a regular basis, please make your check or money order to Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity and send it to PO Box 324, Farmington, NM 87499.
Habitat for Humanity is always grateful for help and involvement, including cash donations, building materials and labor.
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