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BUILDING HOPE!

BUILDING HOMES!

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.

  1. 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.
  2. You need to have lived in San Juan County for a year.
  3. 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: HabitatApplication.pdf


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 ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH HOME DEPOT TO HELP VETERANS

Severe water damage on the roof and in the floors left two veterans wondering how they would ever get the house fixed the way they wanted. Home Depot pledged $18,000.00 in materials to help solve the problem. They then partnered with Tres Rios Habitat to provide the supervision expertise and volunteers for much of the labor. The picture above shows the flat roof portion of the house which is being replaced with trusses. Michael Jackson and several volunteers put up the trusses and roofing. Now the project continues with drywall, new decking on the floor and finish work. Watch for special announcements in emails for an opportunity to help in this project. The house is located at 205 Manana, from Court St. go East on Shiprock. At the dead end turn left. 205 is the blonde brick on the left.


CHRISTMAS WRAPPING TIME IS APPROACHING

Tres Rios Habitat will again have a gift wrapping booth in the Animas Valley Mall. This year we will have our own store space near the Allen theaters. We will need volunteers for the Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in December from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM and all week leading up to December 24. We use teams of four persons for two hour shifts. Gather some friends or co-workers and volunteer. It is fun for the workers and for the customers. Email us at habitatsanjuan@gmail.com or call 505-326-5379 and leave a message to let us know you can help.



END OF THE YEAR DONATIONS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY IN TAXES!!!!!!

Make a donation of $300 or more to Tres Rios Habitat and receive both a credit on federal taxes for a donation and half that amount in New Mexico State Tax Credits!

If you want to talk with someone about the tax credits, call 326-5379 and leave a message asking Frank Hayes, Treasurer, to give you a call.

Tres Rios Habitat is able to give state tax credits for donations of $300.00 or more. We received these additional credits when we were applying for tax credits to give to Animas Valley Land and Water Co. for selling us five lots at a reduced cost. Our state office for Habitat for Humanity describes the benefits of the tax credits. "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 receipts tax). 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. " If you want to make a donation and take advantage of these tax credits, send your check to Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 324, Farmington, NM 87499 or call the office 326-5379 and ask someone to call you back with more details. You may also contact us with questions via email at: habitatsanjuan@gmail.com


DESIGNATE TO TRES RIOS HABITAT THROUGH UNITED WAY AND THE FEDERAL COMBINED CAMPAIGN

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 receipts tax).

Please help support these efforts!

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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