From volunteering and donating to purchasing homes, shopping at Omaha’s Habitat ReStore and so much more, people partner with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in a variety of ways. It’s these people who shape Habitat Omaha and help us as we strive to achieve our vision, “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Learn more about Habitat Omaha and find out how you can get involved by reading their stories.
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Habitat homeowner De Htoo opens the door to his new home where he plans to live with his son, Mu Kpaw and daughter-in-law, Paw Ler Wah.
Each year, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha depends on paid interns to assist in its efforts to build and rehabilitate affordable housing for families in Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Burt and Saunders counties in Nebraska.
This year’s crop of five construction interns and one family services intern represent five colleges and universities, including the University of Colorado, Creighton University, Kansas State University, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska Omaha. All of them share a quest for professional knowledge and to serve families through Habitat’s vision, A world where everyone has a quality, safe and healthy place to live.
Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Habitat Fore! Humanity Golf Tournament. Thank you to our Co-Chairs, Carrie & Dan Zoucha, our event committee members, the Eagle Hills Golf Course for hosting our golf tournament and all of our Habitat Fore! Humanity sponsors, volunteers and the Omaha and Sarpy County communities!
We gather to celebrate the achievements of our homeowners at the Habitat Omaha home dedications. Here are a few of the happy moments from the dedication celebrations we have had so far in 2022.
Twenty-five years is a significant milestone, especially when serving the community through nonprofit leadership.
In a recent sit down with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha CEO Amanda Brewer, she reflected on her 25-years with the community organization that builds equity in people to help them achieve the American Dream – owning their own home.
Athena served in the Army as an all-wheel mechanic in 2001 before being medically discharged in 2003. While she was still living on a military post in Louisiana, she purchased a home sight unseen in Omaha, Nebraska.
Anthony, who goes by Tony, is a Marine Corps veteran who served as a radio operator from 1990 to 1994. Unfortunately, his service left him with a 100% disabled rating, with cardiomyopathy and asthma. These issues and other health concerns have made it difficult for him to find work to accommodate his disabilities.
Aaron served in the Air Force National Guard as a services craftsman, with a unique range of duties that included food service, mortuary affairs, fitness, and ensuring the general morale and welfare of the troops. Once Aaron was brought on active duty, he served full time in mortuary affairs, working with the deceased in Iraq.
Debbie and her husband, Kenny, are both veterans. Debbie served in the Air Force, and Kenny served in the Marines. Though they met in fifth grade, they went their separate ways before reuniting and marrying in 1998.
Tami started her career in the Army National Guard in Oregon and was trained as a material control and accounting technician. While serving in the Guard, she was activated for duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. Her primary responsibility was to prepare units for deployment into the Middle East. Upon ending her service, Tami worked administrative jobs in retail and insurance. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a support clerk for a global risk services firm.
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For more than 50 years, Greg Peterson has helped build beloved landmarks across Omaha as a City Planner and Consultant. CHI Arena and Convention Center, Union Pacific, First National Bank, Omaha World Herald and numerous other projects. These projects have left a transformative impact on our city.
For Greg’s next project, he wanted to give back and help make Omaha a stronger community.
Peggy has lived in her home since 2000, and the roof has fallen into disrepair. She was initially resistant to participate in the Veterans Repair Corps Program because she did not want to take anything away from other veterans who may need the help more than she does. Eventually, she agreed to work with Habitat to make repairs to her roof and windows.