Habitat for Humanity of Chester County COVID-19 Updates

We will keep this webpage updated as the COVID-19 situation continues.

A message from Executive Director,

Chris Wiseman

May 5, 2020

 

In the eight weeks that all of our lives have changed by the pandemic, we have seen and heard stories of hope and hardship. The families you have helped over the years have been affected particularly hard. These are the hard-working men and women on the front lines of the healthcare industry or those restocking shelves at your local grocery store or providing much-needed childcare. Many have been out of work since the beginning of the stay-at-home order, leaving them in a struggle to keep the roof over their head that they built with their own hands.
 
Habitat knows that now, more than ever, these families need a hand up to keep their homes. That is why were are starting our Emergency Family Relief Fund to offer assistance for Habitat homeowners impacted by COVID-19. This Giving Tuesday Now, we are asking those that can help, to lend a hand to these families that have worked so hard to achieve homeownership.
These are uncertain times for everyone, and we are so thankful to our generous partners, friends, and neighbors who are spreading hope to those who need it most. We stand with all of you, and together, we will build back.

 

Please visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/hfhcc, and in the “Special Purpose” of the donation form, write “Family Relief” to help a neighbor in need.

 

From all of us at HfHCC,
Thank you and take care of each other

Steps taken by Habitat for Humanity of Chester County:

  • Our ReStore is currently closed to protect our staff, donors, and volunteers and in accordance with Governor Wolf’s closure suggestions.
  • The construction site has been closed to volunteers for the safety of our site volunteers and construction staff.
  • We have asked all of our staff to stay home consistent with Governor Wolf’s orders and have temporarily closed the administrative office.
  • The 17th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream event went virtual. You can see a recording of the presentation by clicking here.
  • Our staff continues to work from home to answer any questions you might have. Click here for the contact information of each department.

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Raise your voice now to tell Congress to act for housing stability

Help ensure families have a safe place to call home and nonprofits can continue to serve our communities during COVID-19. Fill out a quick template to email your representatives.

Chester County Resources Available Online

Visit Chester County’s website for more information on what’s happening in our area.