In the face of adversity, we will do what is right, even if it is hard.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, we – as an entire community – are seeing an impact on our region unlike anything that we have experienced before. As every day passes, more resources are strained, creating even more barriers to those who need affordable housing.
At increased risk are the families Habitat serves. Some of them, even as they work to complete their 250 sweat equity hours, are living paycheck to paycheck and now have even fewer resources available to them to withstand COVID-19’s impact.
These families, and those that are applying to our program, do not have the luxury of a backup plan. They are working two or three hourly, at-risk jobs. They will suffer the most from the epidemic at hand, and many are working in the medical field or service industries. We must do everything we can to keep building homes and raising funds for struggling families in our community.
Now, more than ever, it is important to ensure our construction crews can continue to build throughout the weeks to come although we have suspended all volunteer shifts across the affiliate through April 7th. We cannot abandon the families who depend upon our program to provide them with the tools they need to make this life-changing experience happen.
Being a homeowner provides security in times of crisis and an affordable home allows people to save money in times of emergency. We want more families to have that opportunity – to survive and thrive.
This is a time for the community to come together and for neighbors to help neighbors. Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is announcing the creation of a Resiliency Fund that will support families in danger of losing their homes and ensure that our operations continue as planned in order to help address additional needs. Will you join us in contributing to ensure these hard-working families are able to withstand the economic blows they are facing due to loss of income and uncertainty?
Your financial gift will help strengthen our response to COVID-19 and its related issues in the weeks ahead, helping more families in our community reclaim security and stability in their homes.
Please give what you can to this critical and unanticipated need – every dollar makes a difference!