Habitat for Humanity of Chester County COVID-19 Updates

We will keep this webpage updated as the COVID-19 situation continues.
March 24, 2020

In recent days and weeks, a wave of closures, cancellations, and postponements has unfurled as the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged. As this disease has spread, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County’s utmost priority is protecting the people and communities we serve, and that has meant pausing some activities. 
 
We have temporarily closed the ReStore, our retail arm, that provides direct funding to our operations. Additionally, we postponed our Build a House, Build a Dream event, which also garners substantial corporate sponsorship funding. We are also unable to host company-sponsored team builds, keeping more significant corporate sponsorships from supporting the mission. 
 
 
Sadly, the need for affordable housing has not stopped because of the virus, and during these hard times, having a safe place to call home makes all the difference. Our mission is to keep building those opportunities for hard-working families that need it most. 
 
Your generosity has sustained our work for 31 years, and we appreciate your willingness to help us provide a close and loving community through your unwavering support. The smallest donation helps us keep building homes, hope and dignity. We WILL weather this unprecedented challenge, and we greatly appreciate your generosity.  

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.
  • We canceled all large events including 17th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest and our Pastor Lunch Open House. We will be announcing new dates as soon as possible.
  • 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

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Chester County Resources Available Online

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