news – 8/16/2019

THE SUCCESSFUL END TO A CHALLENGING CHAPTER: SFX GROUP #3

As we end the construction year in Clarksdale (too hot for any more building until the fall), it seems good and right to see this time as the end of a chapter. Since the beginning of 2019, friends of CAHFH from all over the world have rallied to help save the affiliate, and these efforts have been richly rewarded. During the trying 7 months between January and July, we have succeeded in reconstituting an invigorated board of committed members representing our major constituencies, we have paid off the lion’s share of the debt left at the end of the year, we have obtained insurance for all of our homeowners and have pioneered new ways of involving and affirming them, and, to top it all off, we have found an umbrella organization that will embrace us Read More ›

news – 7/23/2019

SOME PEOPLE REALLY KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN:  SFX  GROUP #2

News On Saturday, July 13, the second of the three St. Francis Xavier (LaGrange, IL) groups—led by Oscar Longoria, Mary Freeman, Katie Filbin, Anne Metzger, and Keith Kelly, and consisting of their various (younger) children and a friend—arrived in Clarksdale, primed and ready for their week of worship-through-work. Read More ›

news – 7/17/2019

THANKS TO OUR DONORS

As most readers of this website know, CAHFH is and always has been utterly dependent on the generosity of its friends, too numerous to list individually. Lately, that reality has been beautifully manifested in an effort spearheaded by Jeff Brown, father of Uni alum and Habitat Club volunteer, Maddie Brown. Read More ›

news – 7/8/2019

GRADUATION AND A BEAUTIFUL YARD

News Chyna Sykes graduates from Clarksdale High School and Bertha Stewart wins landscaping recognition! Read More ›

news – 6/29/2019

HOT TIMES IN THE DELTA

News Braving the summer heat, the first group of intrepid volunteers from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, LaGrange, IL arrived in the Delta on June 22. Consisting of two chronologically successful (we don’t use the term, "older") veterans, Pete Mulcahey and Ron Bandyk, and 11 younger volunteers, they immediately dove into the challenges of the week, which first consisted of doing the Habitat history tour in the heat of a June afternoon. Read More ›