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Bringing the Neighborhood Together Through Reading

Bringing the Neighborhood Together Through Reading

One day while he was at school, Corbin, 12, saw a small house sitting atop a post next to a bench. It was filled with books. Wanting to do something nice for his Heritage Oaks neighborhood, Corbin decided this would be a worthy project. “I knew that a lot of people in...

The Start of Something Great In Nevada County

The Start of Something Great In Nevada County

In 1995 Dave Emanuel was on the verge of retirement and was looking for something meaningful to do. A couple of friends suggested he be a part of the Jimmy (and Rosalynn) Carter Work Project taking place in Southern California that year. The idea sounded intriguing,...

Nevada County Habitat Provides a Light at End of Dark Tunnel

Nevada County Habitat Provides a Light at End of Dark Tunnel

Following is the speech Whitney A. gave during her home dedication. Whitney’s home is the 16th and final home built for phase one of Nevada County Habitat’s Heritage Oaks neighborhood development. Her speech captures the heart of how our homeowners and all of us at...

Being a Good Neighbor is in RVCB’s DNA

Being a Good Neighbor is in RVCB’s DNA

During a time when it’s so common that institutions see people as numbers and not names, it feels awfully good to have a bank in which the opposite is true. Since opening a branch in Grass Valley six years ago, River Valley Community Bank (RVCB) has valued its role as...

Wells Fargo Helps Complete Habitat Neighborhood

Wells Fargo Helps Complete Habitat Neighborhood

As the final touches are being put to the 16th and final home in the Heritage Oaks neighborhood, Nevada County Habitat celebrates another successful partnership with Wells Fargo. 43 Wells Fargo employees volunteered over 300 hours of time in helping to build the Angel...

From the Beginning

From the Beginning

Being the first to do something is never easy.  For Tammy, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity’s first homeowner, being first was scary, exciting and a dream come true. “I hadn’t really heard of Habitat at the time (1997). My father, who lives in Florida, read The...

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