Bike & Build Cyclists Meet With Tragedy After Leaving Kansas

Laura Stark is one of our Bike & Build cyclists that was very seriously injured last week in Idaho. Tragically, her friend and fellow cyclist, Ann Davis, lost her life in this accident.

Bike & Build volunteers travel across the country to raise funds and awareness for affordable housing, and Manhattan Area Habitat was honored to be chosen as one of only eight stops on the Central US teams cross country journey.

If you are moved to support Laura’s road to recovery, or would like to learn more about this amazing young woman, please follow this link

If you would like to learn more about Ann Davis, the rider that tragically lost her life in this accident, go to  There is also an opportunity to donate to a memorial fund set up by her family.

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Habitat for Humanity Competes in Jewelers Mutual Campaign to Donate $2 Million

ATLANTA (July 12, 2016) — Habitat for Humanity is participating in Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company’s “Band Together” online voting campaign this month, which allows the public to decide how $2 million will be distributed to national nonprofits. Beginning today, voters may cast daily ballots for Habitat for Humanity. Other participating nonprofits include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada competing together. The cause that receives the most votes by July 31 will receive the $1 million grand prize from Jewelers Mutual. The runner-up will get $700,000 and $300,000 will go to the third-place winner.

Help Habitat win $1 million to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Click HERE to vote!

“Jewelers Mutual has a long legacy of supporting organizations that make lasting and positive changes in their communities,” said Scott Murphy, president and CEO at Jewelers Mutual. “But this year, we are pulling out all the stops and donating the biggest one-time gift in our history. Our business is thriving, and we’re committed to helping people in need thrive, as well.”

As part of the campaign, online voters will also be eligible to win one of three sets of stacking bands from Stacked New York. Each week of the campaign, one voter will be randomly selected to win.

Jewelers Mutual will announce the winners and vote totals on Aug. 1.  Click HERE to vote!

KSU Supports Habitat Through YALI and MAPS

MAPS Students Help Organize the MAHFH ReStore Mandela Washington Fellows at MAHFH ReStore





Manhattan, KS, July 5, 2016 – The Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH) ReStore was pleased to host two large groups of amazing volunteers this past Saturday.  The Multicultural Academic Program for Success (MAPS) students spent the morning organizing shelves, cleaning appliances and recycling, while the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows spent the afternoon loading trucks and moving tile and plumbing supplies.  The ReStore has never looked better!  Thank you to both of these fine organizations for volunteering their time and talent for Habitat.  Learn more about these programs at: MAPS ( Mandela Washington Fellows (


ReStore Has New Extended Hours


ReStore has new hours as of July 1, 2016.

Thursday through Saturday – 10am to 5pm