Applications and Checklist of required Documents
Our Application Process has closed until October 2022. I apologize, but we will not be accepting applications for this year. Please feel free to check with Houston Habitat, Ft. Bend Habitat, Northwest Harris County or other chapters for their application process.
James Allan Guthrie was born April 27, 1951 in Houston, Texas to James Quinton Guthrie and Loretta June Price Guthrie. He was baptized June 5, 1960, confirmed June 6, 1965, and united in marriage with Pamela Ann Rothermel, on May 6, 1977 at Zion Lutheran Church, Pasadena, Texas. James and Pam were blessed with a daughter, Moriah Ashlee Guthrie, on October 18, 1984. He graduated from Zion Lutheran School-Pasadena, Lutheran High School-Houston, and attended San Jacinto College. God called James home on December 18, 2021.
James became a Texas Real Estate Broker at age 18 and worked with his father in the Real Estate Industry for 30 years. In 1997, he was asked to become a Financial Representative for Lutheran Brotherhood, now known as Thrivent Financial. James loved working for Thrivent and serving his clients.
James had a passion for networking, engaging, and serving his community by service to the following organizations:
Councilman City of Pasadena, TX – 2003 to 2007
Vice-Chairman City of Pasadena, TX Planning Commission
Chairman Pasadena Chamber of Commerce – 2018
Board Member San Jacinto College Foundation
Board Member Pasadena ISD Education Foundation
Board Member Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Founding Board Member Pasadena Habitat for Humanity
Chairman Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra
Founding Board Member Pasadena Kiwanis Club
Board Member Preston Trails Homeowners Association
Former Chairman Pasadena Salvation Army Advisory Council
Former Chairman Innovative Alternatives
Former Board Member Pasadena Rotary Club
Former Board Member Pasadena Community Pregnancy Center
Former Board Member Amanda Bayou Watershed Partnership
Board Member Methodist Retirement Community “The Crossings” Advisory Council
TL Adams, our Co-Founder and Friend of Habitat for Humanity Pasadena, passed away on Saturday, May 22nd. This was a week after we dedicated our 39th Home. All of which were designed and built with the love and compassion and an eye for detail, that TL gave to each project.
TL was humble in his service to the community. He was so quick to share his accolades with his fellow team of volunteers. In 2020 he was recognized by the Mayor on his 91st Birthday and Awarded the TL Adams Day of Recognition. In the Fall of 2020, he was give the Volunteer of the Year Award, along with fellow volunteer Bill Leimbach, by the local Pasadena Kiwanis Club.
His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that if you would like to give, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity Pasadena in his honor. While he has left us to join his beloved wife, Yvonne, he will never truly be gone. His impact on the lives he changed will be felt for generations and we have been blessed.
Thank you Habitat International and Habitat Texas
Remember the show "The A Team" and Hannibal would say, "I love it when a plan comes together!", that is how I always feel after a big group collaboration and then seeing the final results. During the freeze, Mrs. Gonzales and her sister, who uses a walker, fell down their stairs and off their rotting porch. Getting a porch to get into their home was essential, but getting a ramp to make it safer for them both, was icing on the cake. Volunteers from Pasadena Habitat, Bay Area Habitat, and Texas Ramp Project came together to build an amazing ramp and new porch. Using volunteers helps leverage the funding we received from Habitat Texas and Habitat International, to go that extra mile for Mrs. Gonzales and many more who had damage after Winter Storm Uri.
Build a Brighter Future
Here at Habitat for Humanity Pasadena, we are committed to a single goal; we want to make the world a better place. We work hard to take care of the neediest members of our community and provide them with unconditional support. Founded in 2000, Habitat for Humanity Pasadena has been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: we want to see pieces of change in this crazy world we live in. Read about our mission and our vision and find out how we go about making change.