January 2024 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Thank your for all your support in 2023. We can't wait to see what 2024 holds!

Welcome Home, Ms. Russ!

Friday, January 5, was our 79th home dedication and the first one in King William. Ms. Russ celebrated this new chapter in her life with friends, family, Habitat representatives, and the community! Learn more and check out a few pictures from the event here

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STAR Development Update

Lot 1 in our new development at the corner of S. Taylor and Arlington Streets in Ashland is underway! We are working our way to having the house under roof soon!

If you are interested in volunteering to help keep up the momentum, visit our online volunteer portal to sign up. You can also reach out to Amanda Gunter to learn more.

Volunteer Now

Ways to Support Habitat

Thank You

Thank you to all who generously donated in 2023. Collectively, you make a profound impact on the lives of our partner families. Your recent support for our STAR development is invaluable as we embark on this journey. Thank you for your support!

We continue to need financial support for our homeownership and critical repairs programs, please consider making a one-time or recurring gift. Your support at any level is greatly appreciated.

We extend our sincerest thank you to the following organizations and corporations who have awarded Hanover and King William Habitat grant monies this fiscal year (since July 1, 2023) to support our programs.

Atlantic Union Bank


Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation


First Citizens Bank

Publix Charities


Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have partnered together for nearly two decades to make a powerful impact in the lives of families and communities who need safe and affordable housing. Thrivent members can enjoy access to many resources and programs that allow them to live more generous and meaningful lives. Along with their online giving platform, members can lead a Thrivent Action team. With the help of Thrivent, including seed money and action kit, you can make an impact. If you are a Thrivent member, learn how you can partner with Thrivent and Habitat :


Thank you to everyone who voted in Thrivent’s Carols for a Cause Contest. We are excited to report that we finished 4th and received the $2,000 prize. These funds will be applied to our Annual Fund, which supports our homeownership and critical repairs programs.

Habitat Programs & Homeowner Support

Critical Repairs

We envision a world where EVERYONE has a decent place to live. Our Critical Repair program offers reduced-cost repairs to local homeowners. Everyone deserves to live in a home that is safe, accessible, and livable. If your home is in Hanover or King William, with a household income of no more than $60,600, you may qualify for repairs. Learn more about our qualifications and application process online.

Repair Program

Tax Information Session

As we gear up for this year’s tax season, there is an upcoming virtual information session designed to help file taxes. The Taxpayer Advocate Service is hosting an informative event that is open to all, free of charge, and will help individuals avoid common federal tax return preparation errors that cause tax return processing and refund delays. 

Information Session:

Thursday, January 25, 2024

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 216 222 646 902

Passcode: gQygjr


New Year, New Hours!

The ReStore is now open on Mondays! Visit us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and find your treasure! 

Donations will be accepted at the back of the building Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the Habitat ReStore for their first community class for homeowners! Throughout the year, they will be holding informative classes taught by experienced professionals. We will hear about HVAC maintenance, plumbing, electrical work, and financial planning, just to name a few!

On Tuesday, February 27, at 5:45 p.m., Blazer Heating, Air, & Plumbing will share helpful advice on HVAC and plumbing to get through the winter months. Everyone is welcome to attend this free class, and attendees will get snacks and a special ReStore coupon. We hope to see you there!

Did you know you can order solid wood cabinets through the ReStore? We have new colors and styles to choose from, including grays and whites! Come into the store and talk with Rick, the manager, to order your new kitchen or bathroom cabinets!

Habitat lost a local hero last month. Larry Lee was a longtime, dedicated volunteer. Starting as a board member in Habitat’s early days, he quickly became essential to the organization. He was even appointed the interim executive director in 2007. While helping the organization from a governing perspective, he found a love for recycling. He became an integral part of the recycling program and helped launch our can initiative. In the early 2000s, he helped create ‘can cottages’ and bins to be dispersed throughout the county. Until his passing, he came to Habitat weekly to collect aluminum cans on our behalf. Even when in the hospital, he would be thinking of our can collection, calling other volunteers to take his place. Without Larry’s dedication, our recycling program would not have been as successful. 

His wife, Carolyn, was also a committed Habitat volunteer, coming to the ReStore weekly. She battled cancer for the last five years with Larry by her side but unfortunately lost her battle six weeks ago. Habitat was lucky to have such a supportive couple helping the organization. 

Larry was a kind man who continually gave his time, money, and connections to help our organization. He brought insight and enthusiasm and will be sorely missed. Larry was a hero for Habitat and has left an incredible legacy. 

Thank you, Larry. We will miss you. 

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