Posted on August 25, 2016 by Mike Means

Habitat Tulsa

HBA of Greater Tulsa members help construct a Habitat for Humanity house in 24 hours.


Congratulations to the HBA of Greater Tulsa as they completed a Habitat for Humanity House in 24 hours!  This was a terrific project that demonstrated the volunteerism and the care for the community by HBA members.

Read this - the project from slab to finish took 26.5 hours.  Here is what else happened...

1 House built from start to finish

Over 400 hired workers

50 HBA member volunteers

1 Bomb threat

1 Death threat

1 neighbor arrested while resisting

170 teachers fed

1000 kids and parents for back to school night

7 applications to enter Habitat program

1440 lbs of ice

Over $2,000 worth of Sams food, drinks, and product

3 senior officers at a 6:15am photo opportunity

Approximately 120 workers in or on house at peak time of Thursday 6:00pm (Framers, roofers, HVAC, plumbers, electricians, brick masons, insulators, painters, tile installers)

Hundreds of compliments from neighbors and spectators

1.5 hours of sleep for Jeff Smith, CEO of the Tulsa HBA

26.5 hours of construction time

109 HBA staff hours worked

17 Media appearances and counting 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  How about a video -

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