Habitat for Humanity and COVID-19
During this time of social distancing and COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity is still hard at work, pursuing many avenues to move forward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
For many families, those who were already struggling with a need for decent and affordable housing, their daily lives have only become more challenging. For others, those who find themselves affected by the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the future is newly uncertain. These are the families who now more than ever need the hand up that we can provide. Even in these times — especially in these times — we continue to work tirelessly toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
As we follow the guidance of public health officials to safeguard our volunteers and the families we serve, we have closed the store and administrative office to the public on 3/26. We exchanged our hammers for headsets, and we carry on through Zoom meetings :).
However, we are getting ready to open soon:
Stores Opens Tuesday, May 12
- Resuming regular hours - Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm
- Pickup or delivery will resume twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Store employees and volunteers will wear masks and gloves
Construction & Home Repair Begins in June
- Will be starting on our fourth home in the Hope subdivision, located in the Lewiston Orchards
- Pending grant funding, will launch an Affordable Home Repair program- more to follow in June newsletter
- Construction Manager will coordinate a limited number of volunteers on-site as needed
- Masks and gloves will be worn
Administrative Office Opens Tuesday, May 12
- Volunteers and paid staff will practice social distancing and regularly clean work areas
- Volunteers and staff will conduct meetings through Zoom, when possible
May the turbulence of these days bind us to each other and to our shared mission, which is more important now than it ever has been.
Together, we are better. Together, we will get through this. And together, we will build again soon.
Stay well and safe,
L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director