Tag Archives: Habitat for Humanity

VTX1 Shows Its Heart

VTX1 employees raise the frame for a Habitat home. (photo VTX1)

Leandro Pedraza of VTX1 took the concept of paying it forward and then made it count in Raymondville. Pedraza, an accounting manager with VTX1, heard the Family Crisis Center in Raymondville had suffered a devastating burglary. The result was the theft of all of the facility’s computers along with other damages. Pedraza wanted to see what could be done to help and asked his supervisors for permission to proceed. At…

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Habitat for Humanity Opens New ReStore in Harlingen

ReStore Harlingen interior

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Harlingen opened the doors of its new location this week in a renovated building made possible by a groundswell of community support. The building on First Street formerly housed Loaves and Fishes. It was acquired by Habitat for Humanity early this year along with the former Zarsky’s Lumber property across the street. The eight-month inside-and-out renovation project was made possible by tens of thousands…

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Turning a Profit for a Nonprofit

Nathan Pinkerton is director of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore operations in the Valley. (VBR)

A deciding factor for many people who give to nonprofit organizations is how much of their donation will go to administrative costs, because they want to know their money goes directly to fund charitable works. The answer to that question for the Rio Grande Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is zero. The reason behind that is the success of Habitat for Humanity ReStore retail outlets in McAllen and Harlingen…

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