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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend!

It’s hard to believe Labor Day Weekend has already arrived. Despite the wonderful summer we have enjoyed in the northwest, it’s still hard to say goodbye to summer. We hope you had a terrific season and have some fun plans to stretch those dog days of summer though the long weekend.  Enjoy!

A little trivia from Wikipedia for those that may have forgotten why we are able to enjoy this long, 3-day weekend.

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Happy Father’s Day!

Did you know Father’s Day was first observed in Spokane, WA in 1910? Cool story about an incredible, stand up dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the fabulous dads I know, especially my own. I love you Dad!

In 1909, Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Spokane Washington, first proposed the idea of a “father’s day”. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise all his children alone on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.

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Habitat for Humanity

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of another year we would like to take a moment to reflect on the past, as well as look forward to an exciting New Year. The past couple of years have been especially challenging for many. Contractor Hotline wanted to do something to help those in need in our communities. After careful consideration we decided Habitat for Humanity was the perfect fit. This nonprofit organization helps qualifying families realize the American dream. Each home is built through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, alongside and with the help of the partner families. Volunteering labor is a really fun way to get involved. Many of our friends joined us and we even found ourselves working side by side with some of the contractors in our network.

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