What can be done when you need repairs done but don’t have the funds or time to do them? This is what Robert and Lola found themselves asking when seeing the help their house needed.
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.
Dear Habitat Family,
As we approach the beginning of a new year and look ahead to breaking new ground and building greater impact in the year to come, I can’t help but reflect on the tremendous and unprecedented year of growth and impact we have been able to achieve together in 2019.
Thanks to unexpected generosity for our Home Repair program, we will be able to serve more low-income families, seniors, and Veterans in need of home repairs than expected this year. Feel free to check out what the home repair program does, which areas the home repairs will apply to, and how to apply!
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.
Stronger Together – 4 local housing nonprofits pull resources to bring a local disabled veteran home.
This Saturday, a double amputee Marine Corps Veteran will be able to once again live in his Del Paso Home thanks to 4 housing nonprofits and the local community coming together to repair his home.
Wells Fargo announces Historic $100,000 Neighborhood Revitalization investment at this year’s Rock the Block!
Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th, saw more than 400 volunteers convene on a South Oak Park neighborhood for the second-annual Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento “Rock the Block” event. The event, powered by presenting sponsor Wells Fargo and dozens of community partners, is a one-weekend blitz-repair event that brings together dozens of organizations and hundreds of volunteers to work alongside residents in South Oak Park to repair homes and revitalize the community. Over 36 hours, volunteers completed 23 home repairs alongside 23 homeowners and 6 community projects to uplift the local community center (which serves dozens of nonprofits and hundreds of residents annually).
Rock the Block would not be possible without the donations we receive from amazing supporters. Thanks to Phil Serna, District 1 Supervisor, dreams can now come true for our Rock the Block families in need of repairs. [read more]
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!