I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. Looking back over the past year, we were able to accomplish so much despite the on-going challenge of Covid. We continue to provide meaningful impact for new homeowners, homeowners struggling with needed repairs, and neighborhoods long neglected. We thank you for your steadfast support of our mission and work.
This year, we celebrated our 35th anniversary since our founding in 1986. We dedicated seven new homes known as Amala Way on Bennett Street in Wilmington, as well as three more homes renovated in Simonds Gardens. We installed more than 100 Ring Doorbells to keep households secure in Wilmington. We facilitated disaster cleanup after Hurricane Ida working with more than 70 residents to get their electricity and gas back on, and to do critical repairs for 22 homes. And we completed 287 critical home repairs—more than ever before, and also 18 pre-weatherization repairs as a contractor.
Despite the challenges of this year, we can still find joy and blessings around us, and we look to 2022 with hope. Thank you for your commitment to Habitat and helping us make sure that everyone has a safe, decent place to live. Together, we build homes, communities, and hope.