Spring is Approaching!
|Dear Friends of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, |
It seems like 2021 is on fast forward as we are just days away from March. 2020 was a challenging year but with your support, we continued to build, rehab, and repair homes throughout Hartford County. I am pleased to share some good news and keep you informed of our plans for 2021. We will be launching Lunges for Lumber an exciting virtual fundraising challenge, from April 5th through April 30th.
On May 4, we look forward to dedicating two homes on Haviland Street in Bristol. Join Arthur G. Russell and KBE as we welcome the homeowners to the neighborhood. On that same day, we will also host a kickoff ceremony for Women Build at noon. If you would like to build, fundraise or sponsor a team this year, please visit Women Build 2021.
We will continue to raise the bar in the area of sustainability. Our commitment to building sustainable homes remains intact. We are partnering with local and national associates to make all our new construction homes Zero Energy ready. All our rehab properties will be FORTIFIED and will meet national standards. Please see our brochure, Our Journey to Zero for more information.
One of our famous mottos is that Habitat is a Hand Up and not a Hand Out. We worked closely with Connecticut Data Collaborative to share our Reflective Report on the Impact of Homeownership. This report includes survey data from our homeowners between 2008 through 2018. The report outlines their growth after closing on their Hartford Habitat home and concludes that homeownership is a critical need for our working families. Growth and more growth. In 2021, the Board of Directors and I will be expanding our housing programs, services, and support to families living in Tolland County. In particular, we look forward to creating programs in Bolton, Ellington, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, and Vernon. Please download our 2021 Newsletter for details. I thank you for your support and look forward to building with you in 2021.
Chief Executive Officer
P.S. Congratulations to Team Habitat for being named one of the Best Places to Work for the past seven years!