Habitat Happenings The Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Newsletter: Spring 2020

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Read on for the latest about what we're building together!

Letter from the Executive Director

"I believe wholeheartedly that a Kent County where everyone has a decent place to live is possible, and I believe just as strongly that it will take all of us. However you came to Habitat Kent, I hope you know the work would not be possible without you."

Impact Story: Latoya and Satoya

Twin sisters Latoya, Satoya, and their children

Twin sisters Latoya and Satoya each have their own life story that led them to Habitat Kent. Now, as future neighbors, they are building a new chapter of their lives on a strong foundation of homeownership.

Supporter Spotlight: Gary Ludema

Gary, left, works alongside Jon, Habitat Kent Material Recovery Manager, right

When Gary Ludema visited his financial advisor prior to retirement he thought he was just going in for a check-up. After a long career, the Amway engineer knew he had worked hard and had been greatly blessed, but he didn’t have a specific answer when his advisor asked him what he planned to “do” next.

“That’s when he asked me if I had heard about Habitat,” said Gary.

Newest Homeowners!

“Now we will own our own house, an American dream house! It’s such a big change, and everything is happy,” says Mazarah.
Jawaan closed on her own Habitat home just days after her birthday this year, and she says ALL her wishes are coming true!

Your Impact at a Glance

Since July 1, 2019...

  • 10 families (including 15 adults and 22 children) became homeowners
  • 25 families (including 44 adults and 54 children) are preparing to buy their homes by completing sweat equity hours, taking readiness classes, and saving down payments
  • 25 homes are under construction for affordable homeownership for local families
  • 2,679 community volunteers have donated their time
  • 532 community financial supporters have donated dollars

THANK YOU for building homes, communities, and hope with us!

Ready to Build More?

Joining local families on their journey to homeownership only takes a minute, and the results are life-changing.

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We want to extend a special THANK YOU to the SpartanNash Foundation for their retail scan program—and all the shoppers who donated at checkout last month.

Your gift is building more for local veterans and their families!

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