St. Lucie County Hope + You Campaign
As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced.
Since 1995, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity has supported families in St. Lucie County through many adversities. Now, in these very challenging times, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity is ready once again to offer a hand up to families in need of safe, decent and affordable homes. Through the Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign, Habitat for Humanity will raise funds to support more families who need access to the opportunities that an affordable home provides.
“Habitat’s goal is to create the foundation for families to achieve strength, stability and self-reliance,” said Bob Calhoun, Executive Director of St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity. “The COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested all, and some in our Habitat community have been deeply affected by the economic stresses of cut hours and workplace insecurity. Of those who have brought their concerns to us, two families have independently solved the issues and four households are working with us to maintain their mortgages and homes. So, our work has adapted and creating opportunity is two-fold. First, taking additional stewardship of the stability of current homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic, and second, bolstering affordable housing opportunities for even more families in St. Lucie County.”
Funds raised through this campaign will go toward our Mortgage Relief Fund which helps homeowners financially impacted by COVID-19 remain current on their mortgage payment.
The Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign is a unique opportunity for Habitat organizations all around the world to unite as a global network to galvanize communities and emerge from this crisis stronger together. The campaign will feature Habitat doing what it does best: building security and stability, building back the economy, reconnecting communities, and creating hope.
“Habitat for Humanity is needed now more than ever,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “The world was already experiencing a housing crisis long before COVID-19. The pandemic has only made our work more urgent. Our neighbors need our help to build back, and we need your support as we work toward a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live.”
More details about Habitat’s Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign is available at www.stluciehabitat.org.
About St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity
To date, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity has built 76 new homes and completed 86 home repairs. St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and since 1996, has worked in St. Lucie County to empower struggling working families who want to achieve homeownership.
Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through home ownership, we empower. Learn more at www.stluciehabitat.org.