Summer 2021 Edition

THE PURSELLS ARE MOVING IN THANKS TO YOU!

“I felt very stuck” was Jennifer’s depiction of life before starting the Habitat program. She was so excited to get started and learn more about building the home she would eventually live in that she completed her “sweat equity” hours in record time. Even her children participated by coloring Thank You cards to send to you, the amazing donors and volunteers, that made this dream a reality. Her driving force to tackle any obstacle was that she wanted better for her children, and she has done just that and more.

“I cannot wait to show my kids their new home, where they will be raised until they’re grown while creating memories that will last a lifetime.”

After a long year of waiting, Jennifer finalized all her settlement paperwork and is moving her children into a safe and stable home. These life-changing moments are only possible because of the generosity, compassion, and selflessness that comes from you; the amazing people that give back to Habitat.

On behalf of the Pursell family and the HfHCC team, thank you for changing the lives of families in our community!

Determination Runs in the Boggs-Jennings Family

Crystal Boggs-Jennings has lived in her Habitat home since 2015. This mom of two keeps in touch with the Habitat team to share her success stories and continued gratitude. This month Crystal shared photos and the wonderful news of her son AJ graduating from The Episcopal Academy. AJ was the recipient of the Jefferson Shiel prize, awarded to the student who has shown the most growth from 9th to 12th grade. AJ was also awarded the J. Wood Platt Scholarship and plans to further his academic and athletic career at Dickinson College.

Crystal’s daughter Amaya is finishing her freshmen year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This rockstar student graduated high school as a member of the National Honor Society, senior class secretary, a peer mentor, and with a full-tuition scholarship. She currently majors in hospitality management and is excited to start her sophomore year.

It seems like yesterday when Crystal found out she was going to be part of the Habitat program. After a year of working towards sweat equity hours while battling health issues, the motivation from her kids and the staff at Habitat helped her to cross the final finish line. “My children sat down and thanked me because they said they realized just how hard I worked. I told my children, it’s easy when you are able to recognize when a blessing has been bestowed upon you.” The photo on the right was taken with AJ and Amaya back in 2015.

We are thrilled to see the Boggs-Jennings family thriving and are proud of all their accomplishments. Congratulations to the two graduates and to the hardest working, kindest, proudest mom out there. Congrats AJ, Amaya, and Crystal!

There are so many ways to stay in touch these days. One of our top priorities is to keep our supporters as up-to-date as possible in the way that works for them. We’ve created a short survey to check in to make sure we are meeting your expectations. The survey also gives you a chance to let us know what pieces of Habitat you’d like to know about and how you’d like us to keep in touch.

If you have any questions, please email info@hfhcc.org or call 610-384-7993 ext. 19.

Partners Amaz Floors of Exton share the benefits of sustainable hardwood floors in your home

We, your neighbors at Amaz Floors in Exton, believe that affordable houses can be built with sustainable materials that will improve indoor living environments for families. Real hardwood is the safest eco-friendly flooring option for residential homes, so it’s our goal to show builders and homeowners why wood floors are worth the investment. To kick-off the launch of our new flooring collection, we have donated Solid Core Engineered Peruvian Teak to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County because healthy communities start with healthy homes.   

Amaz Floor’s new Solid Core Engineered Hardwood is a FSC 100% certified product that captures the essence of Peru through seven artisan colors of Peruvian Teak, which was legally sourced and responsibly harvested from the Amazon. This beautiful Peruvian Teak hardwood naturally shimmers with exquisite grain and shades that give every piece character—and a bit of luxury.

Our prefinished wide-plank flooring is formaldehyde-free with no volatile organic compounds, meaning no odors or harmful vapors are released into the home. The new engineered floor line features a thick wear layer and a durable solid core, which was made from recycled hardwood. 

We encourage interior designers, architects, builders, and homeowners to build with wood flooring because it’s a carbon-neutral product that helps improve indoor air quality. Installing wood floors can help residents who have allergies, or other respiratory issues, breathe better because wood doesn’t harbor microorganisms, allergens, or pesticides. It also minimizes the accumulation of dust, mold, and animal dander, which is great for families with children and pets.

We had a wonderful turnout for our first Quarterly Update with our Executive Director Chris Wiseman. Our second meeting is scheduled for July 22nd from 6:30pm-7:30pm. This quarter’s meeting will focus on our plans to begin the Critical Home Repair and Rehabilitation programs.

Chester County is one of the most in-demand places to live in all of Pennsylvania which makes it even more difficult for low to middle-class families to afford living here. Our mission to give everyone a chance at homeownership is more important now than ever before. As land becomes more difficult and more expensive to come by, we are looking to move into different programs to help families be able to stay in their homes.

Join Chris Wiseman and Board member Elliot Flick as they share their thoughts while hearing more of yours!

Please register at www.hfhcc.org/rsvp to be sent a Zoom link to attend the meeting. Registration closes Sunday, July 18.