November Business of the Month – Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization that builds simple, decent houses in partnership with God’s people in need. Houses are built using volunteer labor and sold with no profit or interest attached to qualifying low-income families. Since forming in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam has built 165 houses.

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam is committed to serve Putnam County residents by improving and/or eliminating sub-standard housing and increasing home ownership. Research shows that communities that have and maintain high rates of home ownership are safer and enjoy more social benefits than communities with low or declining numbers of owner-occupied houses. While much of Putnam County enjoys high rates of home ownership (84.7% vs. Kanawha’s 71%) there are still families in need of safe, affordable housing.

In 2012, as part of the five year strategic plan, the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam Board of Directors set two initiatives to strengthen our commitment to Putnam County. First, two seats on the board of directors will be reserved for Putnam County representatives. Second, twenty percent of HFHKP house production each year should serve Putnam County families.

In addition, the Habitat for Humanity staff is now exploring the idea of expanding ReStore sales operations in Teays Valley. Proceeds from the ReStore are a major source of funding for Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam; the ReStore in Charleston currently funds more than half of the homes constructed in Kanawha and Putnam Counties each year.

The ReStore is a program of Habitat for Humanity which enables house building through the sale of new, used and surplus building materials, home goods and furniture. All materials are donated to the ReStore by local businesses, contractors and individuals and sold to the general public at greatly reduced prices. The proceeds fund the construction of houses. The ReStore is open to the public Monday – Saturday from 9AM-6PM. Donations may be dropped off during regular business hours and the ReStore will pick up donations in Kanawha and Putnam Counties that are too large to fit in a standard car. Donations are tax-deductible.

To stay up-to-date with ReStore programs specific to Putnam County, please sign-up for the Putnam mailing list.

October Business of the Month – Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness: Committed to Helping you get Results

For a fast, convenient and affordable workout, Snap Fitness is your best option.  Our clean, comfortable close-to-home gym gives you everything you need to get results. Snap Fitness West Virginia is dedicated to being the leader for wellness in West Virginia. Snap Fitness is the best investment you will make to improve your overall health. In addition to our Snap staff we are one of the only health clubs in the Charleston and Huntington area that has onsite physical therapist. We provide free musculoskeletal screenings and guidance with therapeutic exercises to all members.  Whether you injured yourself at home or tweaked a muscle in the gym, we will do a thorough screening to get you back to your workouts faster.

Here is a list of amenities that you will find at any of our four locations:

              Industry’s best cardio and strength training equipment
              Access to convenient 24 hour gym locations worldwide (1,200 in US)
              No long-term binding fitness club contracts, no hassles
              Clean, comfortable, and safe environment
              Personal training services to get you started on a program for better results
              Online workouts and meal plans designed specifically for you
              Workout towels

A secure key card access system, video surveillance and emergency alert system is present at all off of our facilities and your safety and security is a top priority. Many of our facilities also include private showers and changing rooms to make it convenient to work out when the time is best for you.

Snap Fitness West Virginia is the complete wellness center, offering 24/7 access, personal training, nutritional counseling and the support you need to achieve you fitness goals. Our four convenient locations in West Virginia are located in; Barboursville, Hurricane/Teays Valley, Milton and Winfield. For membership information please visit our websites by going to www.snapfitness.com and type in your zip code for the location nearest you. Stop by any location during our staffed hours and mention this article to get your first month FREE!

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