Help us through this COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 has stopped everyone in their tracks. Everyone has been forced to consider the fundamental importance of home — of having safe, decent and affordable shelter.
For families without a stable place to call home, the challenges of this pandemic and its economic fallout are especially difficult. Lost jobs or reductions to work hours are devastating. Uncertainty is putting a huge strain on our community. Low income households are particularly at risk as a result of their economic instability and their concentration in service industry and other hourly jobs that are at risk as a result of COVID-19 disruptions.
Everyone has been affected by this global public health crisis and the accompanying economic shocks. But together, we can build hope.
Our mission has always been to build safe, healthy and affordable homes – and that commitment doesn’t change in the face of a global pandemic. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton has served the community for over 37 years and the COVID-19 health crisis is one of the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced.
In order to respond to the crisis, we've established a 2020 Resiliency Fund. The fund is designed to raise money so that we can continue to serve families and ramp up quickly as restrictions allow. We need you now, more than ever, to give a gift with all your heart.
What will your donations do?
Build Homes for our Partner Families
We have 18 families counting on us to build their homes in 2020 and 2021. Money raised through the Resiliency Fund will support these projects and allow us to get back to building as soon as possible.
Support Current Habitat Homeowners
In our 37-year history, over 300 families have purchased a Habitat for Humanity home in the Greater Dayton area. Many Homeowners are the heroes working the front lines during the crisis. They are healthcare workers, janitors, truck drivers and grocery store clerks. However, some are facing lost income and uncertain futures. The Resiliency Fund will allow Habitat to provide mortgage flexibility and relief. The fund will also assist with food and medical care and allow them to continue to stay safe in their home.
Help Us Build Back
Like many other businesses in the Miami Valley, we were required to close our ReStore. We also had to make the tough decision to postpone our Annual Gala Fundraiser until 2021. The Gala and ReStore would have provided $350,000 in revenue which is needed to serve 15 families through our home ownership and critical repair programs. Your support of the Resiliency Fund will help fill the gap and allow us to help local families. Contributing to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Resiliency Fund will allow individuals and corporations to support our efforts of striving for a community where everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.