Murder Mystery Dinner April 6th, 2013!

Come see the Murder Mystery Dinner on April 6th at the Great Basin Community College.  This interactive dinner will feature a mystery titled “Diamonds are a Girl’s Last Friend” .  The famed Fate Diamond has been loaned to the Gugglienhummer museum in late 50′s early 60′s New York, and you are cordially invited to attend it’s unvieling.  But when the diamond is stolen, and a museum board member is murdered, you will be asked to interigate the suspects and discover the culprit.

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Volunteer Oportunity

Work will resume on the Sandvol house Feb 9, 2013.  The work will consist on construction activities on the 2nd floor of the building and requires 6-8 people.

Cold temps are expected, be prepared to dress warm.


To volunteer, email [email protected]

See you there.

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Happy New Years!

2013 has arrived, full of winter snow and cold conditions.  Elko County Habitat for Humanity hopes you and yours had a wonderful holiday season.

There are a lot of things on the agenda for the year, and we are excited to continue our mission to help build homes with deserving families.

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Home Depot through Good360 donates to Elko County Habitat for Humanity







The Elko Home Depot has begun making material donations to the Elko County Habitat for Humanity through Good360.  These donations are scheduled to continue for monthly for the next year.

We were excited and pleased to receive our first shipment of windows, faucets, and fittings and would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Elko Home Depot and their staff for making this possible.

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Oct 1, 2012 is World Habitat Day!


In December 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day. 

The purpose


  • To call attention to the need for better shelter around the world.
  • To let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere.
  • To change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and involve partners in solutions.


World Habitat Day begins on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

This year’s theme, Many Homes, One Community, will call attention to the pivotal role of housing in a neighborhood’s progression.

Habitat for Humanity supporters around the globe will participate in special activities that highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter.


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Build Update: 8/9/2012

The Sandoval build is continuing along.

Currently we are working on putting the utilities put in.  The City of Elko recently did some work on B street adjacent to the property, so we are working with the city to get permission to cut the street to put in sewer access.  We are currently working on locating an individual or organization to help donate a backhoe to put in the sewer trench and also do some grading on the property so we can install security fencing.

Additionally, we are hoping to get power put in on the property so that we can start other build related work without the use of noisy generators that would disrupt neighboring homes.  We are expecting to have power put in within the next 4 weeks.

We continue to need the support of our community in the form of materials, money, and volunteer time.  If you’re interested and able to assist us, please let us know.

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Bike and Build visits Elko

How would you like to ride your bicycle from one
end of the country to the other, stopping to help build Habitat
houses on the way, and finishing your ride with a big building
project? This is exactly what dozens and dozens of college students
did this summer!



Bike and Build at Elko First Presbyterian


The team that came through Elko in August 2007 was on its way to San Francisco, riding from New England. They traveled fifty to eighty miles every day, so stopping for an extra day to lend a hand at a build was like a little vacation for them!

The Bike and Build trips are evidence of a national trend for college students—taking vacation time and doing something of lasting significance. In talking with some of the riders, one gets a sense that there is hope for this next generation yet! They express a desire to make a difference, and they see Habitat as the perfect venue for their efforts. Riding across the country is quite an adventure—an experience that will change the way they interact with the world forever.


Bike and Build support vehicle

Text by Pastor Pat, image from McCanns.

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Elko Habitat For Humanity makes news

The Elko Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was recently featured in an article in the Elko Daily Free Press.

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Hello world!

The Elko County of Habitat for Humanity website is officially up and running.  We’ll be updating the site a lot in the next few days (weeks) as we get settled in.  Keep on stopping by for all the latest news.  And thank you for your support!

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