Stories

COVID-19 Response- A Letter from our Executive Director

Update March 24, 2020

Our ReStore is CLOSED through April 4, 2020. We will evaluate the reopening date based on current recommendations from the CDC, Governor DeWine's office, and the President so our reopening date is tentative. We will update this page as necessary. All Donation Pick-up Services and drop-off donations are suspended through April 15, 2020 PLEASE DO NOT attempt to drop donations off at the store as no one will be available to process your items The ReStore is closed and the staff is sheltering at home as instructed by Governor Dewine, no one is available to answer...

James and Melissa's Story

Melissa and James met nearly fifteen years ago and have been together ever since. They have five children, three daughters and two sons. James has worked for the same company for twenty years as a Senior Job Setter repairing radiators. Melissa recently started back to work as a data operator for a cable company. Melissa had been a stay at home mom for a few years as the cost of child care prohibited her from working. They are both employed now because James can work night shifts and Melissa works during the day, that way there is always at least one...

Rachel and Kevin's Story

Rachel and Kevin, proud parents of three wonderful daughters, are college sweethearts. They met while attending Wilberforce University, married, and decided to start a family.

Rachel, Kevin and their daughters live in a small apartment in Xenia, Ohio. The family has lived there for many years. At first, the rent was affordable and the neighborhood was safe...but that is no longer the case.

Please click here to read Rachel and...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Earns Coveted 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the fourth consecutive year . Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is one of 7 nonprofits in Greene and Montgomery Counties who earned this top rating and is the only nonprofit addressing the need for affordable housing.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating...

Sherelle Gabriel Family Story

Sherelle Gabriel, a single mother of three, recently became a Habitat homeowner. When she applied to the Habitat program, she lived in a public housing rental home in the middle of a drug-infested neighborhood. Her family sustained the heartbreak of several break-ins that would mysteriously occur soon after purchasing things to make her home more comfortable. She knew it was not a good atmosphere in which to raise her family. A friend (and fellow Habitat partner family) told her about the Habitat Homeownership Program and how it could help her achieve an affordable mortgage in a safe, new...

Teanika Johnson

Teanika Johnson and her family receive their keys on 11/19/2016

Teanika Johnson is a single mother with one son. She was living in a drug and crime-infested neighborhood, and though she and other tenants complained, nothing was done to help keep them safe. After many years of the same problems, she moved to her present home, though she still has some issues with crumbling walls, bad ceiling leaks and other problems.

Teanika has a 12-year-old son named Treyvon. He is a 7th grader attending school in the DECA program with the University of Dayton. His passion is the study of...

Isaac Nzamutuma

“I learned how to shingle a roof on one of the sites, and recently helped a friend put shingles on his home.”
Family: Nzamutuma Family
Family Members: Isaac Nzamutuma & Jacqueline Uwabera, Emmanuela (4 yrs), Daniella (4 yrs), Ariella (9 mos)
Why Habitat?: To live up to their duties as parents by providing a decent home for his family.
Read the full Nzamutuma Family Bio (PDF) ...