On Wednesday, January 29th, we gathered with 400 of our closest friends, supporters, advocates, volunteers, trade partners, ReStore donors, sponsors, and homeowner partners who helped make 2019 our most impactful year yet.
Whether you’ve shopped and donated to the Habitat ReStore for years or are just now hearing about it for the first time, did you know the ReStore raises about $1.2 million annually? The Habitat ReStore is a home improvement retail outlet, where we sell new and gently used donated building materials and furniture at a discount – and all sales support the construction and repair of homes in our community! Now, there’s a new face on the ReStore team – meet Andrea Weathington.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento has a saying – “It takes a community to build a community.” Through 34 years of building and repairing homes in Sacramento and Yolo County, Habitat has partnered with thousands of organizations and tens of thousands of volunteers to build and repair more than 200 homes alongside low-income families, seniors and Veterans. In 2019, more partners than ever before joined the Habitat family as more than just financial supporters, but also as in-kind material and labor donors.
2 days, 400+ volunteers, 23 home repairs and 3 community projects. This is just a glimpse into the upcoming hopes and expectations for our 2019 Rock the Block event. Rock the Block, which is our biggest two day blitz-build event, will be taking place on September 6th & 7th and needs lots of helping hands!
In honor of International Women’s Day, meet Amanda! Amanda is a local veteran, single mom, and teacher who Habitat is helping empower through our critical home repairs program.
This November, Habitat will host a first-ever Unity Concert! The evening will include words from Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local faith and community leaders, as well as performances by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, the Sacramento Children’s Chorus, St. John’s Lutheran Church Choir, and a very special one night only interfaith collaborative chorus of local faith representatives for a night of song to break down barriers and build hope and homes.