Dear Habitat Family,
If 2020 has given us anything, it’s been the opportunity for each of us to reflect with gratitude for what we have at the most basic and essential core such as our health, our families and loved ones, the opportunity to earn an income and a safe place to call home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all of our vulnerability to larger circumstances that we cannot control. Moreover, it has illuminated the even greater vulnerability of large portions of our population who have not benefited from a safe, secure and affordable home in which to “shelter in place”.
At Habitat Greater Sacramento, those same reflections of gratitude come to mind as I look back upon this year of resilience and innovation as we worked to quickly adapt and keep building. Please know that YOU are also on that list of essential gratitudes. In all sincerity, amidst this unprecedented and challenging year, I can’t help but feel completely overwhelmed with gratitude for the ways that you and our community rolled up your sleeves and stepped forward to generously support our organization and make it possible for Habitat to not only keep building, but to serve over 3,500 individuals this year through build, repair and community projects.
2020 may not be a year that each of us will want to remember; however it is most certainly a year that none of us will ever forget. I hope that as the current year comes to a close that you have the opportunity to reflect, recharge and find time for joy and gratitude. The work of Habitat could not be done without you – our donors, volunteers and champions. On behalf of all of us at Habitat, especially our Habitat Partner Families, we are so very humbled and grateful for your support. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
(Miller Family, 2020)