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A Taste of The Station in Charleston

February 20, 2019
6:00 p.m.
The Clay Center

Tickets are $100 each
Two for $175

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This February, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam gives you the chance to escape the cold and dine with one of the state’s finest gourmet restaurants. As we’ve done in the past, we’re bringing one of the West Virginia’s most talked about restaurants to Charleston. This year we’ve chosen to host The Station from Fayetteville at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Many people have a growing interest in knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced. That is why this year – Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam is bringing The Station to Charleston.

Three friends whose common love for the West Virginia farm to table movement came together to form The Station restaurant in Fayettevile. Their goal: to build a restaurant that serves and educates its customers about local, seasonal food and beverages.

The Station is known for incorporating seasonal produce in its dishes. Like Habitat, The Station’s owners are committed to helping the community in which they live and work. By supporting local farmers, The Station works to boost Fayette County’s local economy – which means that more West Virginia communities thrive. Everyone can agree that this allows our friends, our neighbors, and ourselves to enjoy a comfortable and happy life.

Now it’s your chance to experience The Station.

The Grand Lobby of The Clay Center will fill with food, music and members of our community as we showcase its veteran chef’s creations for you to enjoy. The evening will feature several popular dishes, wine and spirits, as well as a signature cocktail.

Tickets are $100, or two for $175.

The Station Menu

 
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Home for the Holidays: Celebrating Tausha’s Success

At Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam, we believe everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live.

We build houses alongside hardworking community members and then sell those houses with a no-profit, affordable mortgage. We prepare each homebuyer to be successful homeowners. Each Habitat partner must meet certain income and credit qualifications, attend homebuyer education classes and help build their future home. It is hard work, but it pays off! Our partners don’t just build strength and stability for themselves, but for their entire community. Together, we build a better Kanawha Valley.

Meet Tausha

Tausha found out about Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam’s homeownership program from friends. Word of mouth spreads fast when there is a dire need for safe housing.

Tausha came to Habitat because she and her children lived in an unsafe neighborhood on Charleston’s west side. Numerous shootings are reported annually within blocks of her previous home.  With three children, one of whom has special needs, Tausha feared what would happen if her children were to play outside. She was forced to keep them inside most of the time, and that’s no life for a developing child.

Since partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam in spring 2018, Tausha has excelled through the program.  She completed the required 18 weeks of homebuyer education and financial training without missing a class, and completed her sweat equity hours after only one year in the program. She worked weekly to build her house, saying that her motivation is the dream of life in a good neighborhood.

“Habitat will let me live stress-free knowing my neighborhood is safe and my kids have a stable home.”

Tausha takes great pride in what she is doing to better her family. Hoping her children can look back on this time and see how hard their mother worked to provide them with a stable and safe home, she documented her journey through photographs and Instagram posts. She wants to share her story not only with her children, but also with her community.  Tausha says that she wants to spread the hope that Habitat has given her, and she enjoys telling other’s about what it takes to partner with Habitat.

Tausha signed her mortgage paperwork one week before Christmas, and the same day she started moving her family into her brand new home. Now, she and her children will no longer have to worry about crime right outside their doorstep. Also, because Tausha’s mortgage is 0%-interest, she will be able to build equity in her home quickly – providing the strong financial foundation she has wanted for so long for her children.

 

If you would like to apply for partnership with Habitat for Humanity, CLICK HERE to take our short pre-qualification quiz — or call Anne Plott, Homeownership Program Director, at 304-720-0141 ext. 12.

Click HERE to make a secure, online financial contribution.