Habitat Happenings The Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Newsletter: Summer 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

"That’s what matters: bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Making sure families in need of healthy, safe, affordable homes have access to the same strength and stability that everyone needs. That work is bigger than any pandemic and it’s bigger than any one of us. It’s about all of us. And our work continues!"


Impact Story: Owning a Habitat Home During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenging times for some Habitat Kent homeowners. You may have seen the numbers we shared last month about families who own a Habitat home in Kent County:

  • 1 in 3 families are experiencing unemployment, either temporary or long term
  • 1 in 4 families are worried about keeping up with mortgage payments
  • 1 in 7 families are worried about food security

We think data is important, but the real people behind the numbers are even more important to us. Many current and future Habitat Kent homeowners are front line workers, and many are facing lost income and uncertain futures...


Supporter Spotlight: Wolverine Building Group

On a recent weekend, Drew Sorenson, a project manager at Wolverine Building Group, was driving through the Plaza Roosevelt site to show his family the progress on one of Wolverine’s projects for our friends at Dwelling Place. Drew told us he bumped into another family out doing the same, except they were checking out the progress of their future Habitat home...


Supporter Spotlight: Nurse Anesthetists & Anesthesiologists of Beaumont Dearborn

This is a COVID-19 story that reveals the very best things about our community. It’s about good news during hard days, and about the ways people come together to make the world better—even when it’s a matter of life or death...


Ready to Build More?

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Stay tuned...

The next iteration of Habitat Happenings will be the annual Habitat Kent Impact Report, coming to you this Fall. We can't wait to share some amazing stories with you all about YOUR impact!

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