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In response to COVID-19 and with the safety of all concerned in mind, volunteerism is suspended until June 30th
and our offices remain closed. Click to read the update from our CEO.
 

COVID-19 update

 

Dear friends,

In the past several months we have all learned what “flatten the curve,” and “social distancing” mean. Most of us, myself included, have learned how to zoom.

I hope we’ve also come to understand that health begins at home.

Habitat has always served vulnerable populations. Habitat families are hard working, low-income families. Many of our Habitat families are led by single mothers of color who are committed to making a better life for themselves and their children.

We want to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

We empower residents to revitalize distressed neighborhoods. We preserve homeownership by providing critical home repairs to  helping low-income homeowners, often senior citizens.  We create affordable homeownership opportunities.

COVID-19 has challenged us all. My prayer is that we emerge strong and smart – and prepared to meet the growing challenges in our community.

I have good news…

Here at Habitat, we have welcomed back a number of our furloughed staff and are taking steps needed to set everyone up to work remotely and maintain social distancing. We were fortunate to receive paycheck  protection program funds to bring staff back through June 30th.

And I have great news…

We are planning on opening the Wilmington ReStore – by appointment only, shortly.

As you can see, our ReStore Director, Bob has been taking this time to get the store in top shape for our shoppers.

Check out Bob’s message, here!

Stay tuned! If you’d like to be added to our email newsletter, please sign up here.

You can also catch our video update by going to https://www.instagram.com/habitatnewcastlecounty/

Our HQ office remains closed to the public.  Volunteerism has been suspended on our construction sites and at HQ through June 30th. Volunteerism at the ReStore is also suspended at this time. The Middletown ReStore remains closed. But we are still here, still committed to building homes, community and hope.

Stay safe, be well & let’s continue protecting each other.

 

 

 

Kevin L. Smith, CEO

 

(message updated May 12, 2020)