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Dear Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County Supporters,
What a year this has been so far! We hope that this note finds you all in good health and spirits. As an organization, a community, and as a country – WE WILL PERSEVERE. We at Habitat truly believe that we will come out of the other side of this pandemic with more will, strength and unity than ever. In order to protect our staff, volunteers and the people we serve during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the following measures are being taken. These measures are based on guidance from Habitat for Humanity International as well as local, state and national public health authorities. We are continually monitoring the situation, and our approach may change as new guidance is provided.
PRECAUTIONS here at Habitat St. Charles as of March 27, 2020:
- The admin office is closed to the public. To ensure Habitat’s mission continues beyond this crisis, we are suspending most day-to-day operations and office personnel are furloughed. Please contact Michelle Woods, Executive Director by calling (636) 978-5712 or emailing her at email@example.com.
- The ReStore is temporarily closed until further notice. Volunteer opportunities in the ReStore and donations services has been suspended.
- The job-site will remain open, but not to the public. There are no volunteer opportunities available at this time. We have two partner families awaiting their homes to be finished at this time.
- We have reached out to our Habitat Homeowners and offered them our support and guidance through these uncertain times.
- Our Trivia Night Fundraiser was postponed, and no other events are being scheduled through May at this time.
- Third-party benefit events such as Women Build events will go on or be cancelled at the discretion of the organizers of each event. If you are planning to attend any of these events, please contact the organizers directly for more information.
- Our 2020 Homeownership selection process has been suspended temporarily. We will be in touch with applicants to provide updates.
- If you are a current Habitat homeowner and wish to communicate with Habitat regarding your mortgage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (636) 978-5712 x 117 and leave a message.
Please continue to stay engaged with us on social media as we will provide updates on dedications, volunteer opportunities and events. Now more than ever, your financial support for our shared mission of affordable homeownership is needed. Donations are accepted through our website at www.habitatstcharles.org. Become a Habi-Heart donor and join our monthly giving program today by clicking here.
Lastly, we want to share these words from Jonathon Reckford, Habitat for Humanity CEO. “May those of us who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember the most vulnerable. May we who settle in for quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country, let us choose love.” Habitat has always chosen to embody these values, and the steps we are taking now are taken in this same vein. May you be healthy, may you be well, and may you and yours feel God’s love around you.”
We value your support as we all face these challenges together.
In Partnership now more than ever,
Home Sweet Home
Just weeks after his wedding day, Nathan Franklin was involved in a golf cart accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Though he is currently confined to a wheelchair, with the help of his wife, Melissa, he continues to re-learn how do simple tasks. Nathan and Melissa spent almost three years living in a small apartment with little room for Nathan to move around in his wheelchair. Even though the apartment was deemed accessible, their living conditions didn’t meet their needs. Nathan couldn’t access areas in the apartment. Nathan’s wheelchair couldn’t fit in the bathroom, leaving him to brush his teeth in the hallway. The next step in Nathan’s treatment was home environment therapy. To continue to make successful progress, the Franklins knew they needed a change.