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Blazing a trail

WOODBURN INDEPENDENT (April 11, 2012) – Before his work with AWARE Food Bank, French Prairie Kiwanis and Habitat for Humanity, Warde Hershberger was already fired up about volunteering. Hershberger joined the Woodburn Fire District as a volunteer firefighter 50 years … Continue reading

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Key opens the door to the future

Habitat for Humanity plans homes for three families by Christmas SILVERTON APPEAL (June 7, 2011) – Every emotion — from smiling to crying to smiling again — comes into play when a family is handed the key to a new … Continue reading

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DIY Design Bank Curates Basic Designs and Instructions for Building Simple Furniture

LIFEHACKER (May 25, 2011) – The DIY Furniture Design Bank is an online catalog of small furniture designs, laid out cleanly and simply enough for just about anyone to understand them. The instructions are short and tend to assume that whoever … Continue reading

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Portland’s Northwest Shingle Recyclers grind oil from shingles for reuse as asphalt for roads

OREGONIAN (April 18, 2011) – Your old roof is rich in oil. But until recently, when it came time for a new one, those drab asphalt shingles went to the landfill because there wasn’t a big market for recycling them. And … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity looks to build in Molalla

MOLALLA PIONEER (February 14, 2011) – The North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking to launch home-building projects in Molalla in the next couple years to give local families a hand in achieving home ownership. Jerry Ambris, executive director of the … Continue reading

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What It Takes to Form a Good Habit

LIFEHACKER (Jan 4, 2011) – It’s that time of year when we all start to make “New Year’s resolutions”, which is a fancy way of saying we’ll try forming better habits. Here are a few tips to make sure they stay habits … Continue reading

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Energy-saving help for renters

ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON (November 16, 2010) – You may not own your home, but it’s easy to make it more comfortable, save money and use less energy with just a few low-cost and no-cost changes. For starters: * Replace … Continue reading

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