April 24, 2020
COVID-19 has disrupted and brought hardship across our country and community. I speak for all of us at Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence County when I say our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. And we extend a special thank you to those first responders, medical professionals, and essential business employees.
Like many other organizations, we have curtailed most of our activities for the safety of our families and community members. This includes the cancellation of group build days and all volunteer work for the foreseeable future. It is our collective responsibility to stand in solidarity to do all we can to ensure the health and well-being of our neighbors.
At the same time our work is desperately needed. Future home owners will not be able to occupy their homes as soon as expected. We currently have three potential homeowners waiting for their forever homes. It breaks our hearts that we cannot move along on their homes (and one was nearly complete when the lockdown was begun) due to the crisis we are currently facing. They are understanding and patiently waiting with us to get back to work! We are still hopeful that we can have a dedication ceremony before year’s end on our Union Township home.
In order to continue our work we must still meet ongoing administrative, contractor, and supply expenses. Understanding that all/you are impacted by this this pandemic, we respectfully ask you consider a gift to Habitat at this time. Over the years your generosity has helped sustain our work with families, and with your generous help we will weather this unprecedented challenge.
If you would like to and are able to make a gift to Habitat you can send it via US Postal Service or visit our website at http://www.lawrencecountyhfh.org/donate.html
As much as we wish there was a playbook for our current situation, it has not been written yet. What has been written is the command to love our neighbors and to act with kindness wherever we can. We thank you for the close and loving community that you continue to help us build, and we appreciate your generous and unwavering support.
Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors,
Erin Brand, Program Director and Chad Weatherby, Construction Foreman