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Flatirons Habitat For Humanity Prepares To Celebrate 25 Years

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Flatirons Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years of service this year, and the nonprofit is celebrating with its Spring Party 2018.
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You can join in on the fun on May 19 at 7 p.m. at The Studio in Boulder off 3550 Frontier Avenue, Suite A2 for food, drinks and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50. Flatirons Habitat has served 97 families so far and is proud to bring affordable housing to people in the Boulder and Broomfield areas. LINK: Flatirons Habitat For Humanity

MLK Day Is Day Of Service For Many

By Kathy Walsh DENVER (CBS4) – In addition to the marade held in Denver on Martin Luther King, Jr. day, hundreds of volunteers honored Dr. King by dedicating the day to service.
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They came together by taking King’s message to heart and devoting time to helping others. For many folks, living Dr. King’s legacy was the best way to spend the holiday. In Sheridan, blowing snow and bitter cold couldn’t keep volunteers with Americorps from helping build a dozen homes. Plenty of indoor painting kept them warm.
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They were working on Habitat for Humanity’s Sheridan Square community. It’s a place that families in need of a hand up will eventually call home. The MLK holiday was the perfect day to help. “We consider today a day on and not a day off,” said volunteer Carlee Flynn. By building Habitat houses, Flynn and her fellow Americorps volunteers were honoring Dr. King’s message of creating community.
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“By creating housing opportunities for people who might not have access to that,” said Flynn. While the volunteers with Habitat were in Sheridan doing some building, across town in north Denver, Kaiser Permanente volunteers were farming.
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It was indoor farming at “The GrowHaus”. The nonprofit is dedicated to food production, food education and food distribution. John and Justin Balderson prepared pots for seedlings.
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“My wife works for Kaiser,” said John. Julie, Jessica and Joseph Balderson cut out material for education about food. Giving back on MLK day was a family affair. “Martin Luther King told us all to help each other and that’s what we believe in doing,” said Julie.
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More than 550 folks from Kaiser Permanente volunteered at 35 nonprofits on this day. On the back of the green shirts worn by Kaiser volunteers it says, “Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.” Kathy Walsh is CBS4’s Weekend Anchor and Health Specialist. She has been with CBS4 for more than 30 years. She is always open to story ideas. Follow Kathy on Twitter @WalshCBS4.

Affordable Housing Being Built That Only Teachers Can Buy

BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – A school district, a non profit, and a local government are all working Together 4 Colorado. Affordable housing in the Roaring Fork Valley is nearly impossible to find on a teacher’s salary, but that’s changing as dozens of homes that only teachers can buy will soon be built.
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The school principal says it will allow her to hire teachers knowing they will be able to stick around, and it has other communities looking to them for inspiration. Habitat for Humanity Roaring for, Pitkin County, and the Roaring Fork School District are teaming up to make the 27-unit Basalt Vista project happen. The goal is to have the homes ready for move-in by the end of next year. SHARE YOUR STORY: Share A Together 4 Colorado Story Idea With CBS4

Beyonce, Streisand To Headline Harvey Relief Telethon

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT.

The event will be telecast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12, and on tape delay at 8 p.m. on the West Coast. It is being organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects. The show will also be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon and others will also participate with taped or live messages. Journalists Matt Lauer and Norah O’Donnell will also participate. More celebrities are expected.

It will benefit several organizations, including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

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Other entertainment figures have already stepped up to help flood victims. The ABC networks held a “day of giving” last week, and singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell pledged $1 million.

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The telethon will air from Los Angeles, but there will be stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee. A performance from George Strait’s San Antonio benefit concert for Harvey will also be shown.

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