SO Derby will be participating in the 2017 Habitat for Humanity Women's Build in Medford, OR. The Habitat for Humanity Women's Build program promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes. Women Build works to recruit, nurture, and train women to build and maintain simple, decent, healthy and affordable homes for neighbors in need. 

Every year the program chooses a candidate to receive a home from Habitat for Humanity. Our very own, Derby Mom, Jude Forler, will be the recipient of a home! We are proud to be a part of helping Derby Mom with building her home. Our team is more than just a group of skaters, we are like a family.

SO Derby Members with Derby Mom, Jude Forler

SO Derby Members with Derby Mom, Jude Forler

How can I donate to the fundraiser?

If you would like to submit a check, please have the check made out to Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity (in the memo line write SO Derby). Mailing Address: 2233 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501.

All donations should be sent to Habitat for Humanity!

For online donations, under the section 'Put my Donation Toward' please choose 'Women's Build' and under 'Payment Information' comments section, please write SO Derby.

ABOUT JUDE 'Derby Mom' Forler

Jude Forler has one adult daughter and one grandson. She settled back into the Rogue Valley for the last time in 2001 and is here to stay. While living in Hawaii, the events of Sept 11th helped her realize the larger role she wanted to play in the lives of her Oregon-based family and friends. She settled into an affordable manufactured home in Medford and found full-time work. After the economic downturn and a layoff, Jude quickly found herself in a hopeless situation. Her park rent DOUBLED, her aging trailer began to "crumble around her" and with a very limited income and no other resources, no attainable solutions were on the horizon. The situation became even more dire when Jude received word of a possible eviction because her home was not "up to park standards". At the point of no other solutions, Jude found Habitat. She applied and was selected in November of 2016. She is excited to "age gracefully" in a home that is warm, safe and affordable.