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Stronger Together 2020 Impact Report | Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

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!

From the Executive Director

Habitat Kent's Executive Director, Beverly Thiel

...what I trust you take away from this report is that Habitat is full of hope, because staff, donors, volunteers and Habitat families are hope-filled people! We’re making plans for growth and bridge building and bringing the whole of our community together in this great work!

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Fiscal Year 2020 Financials

For 37 years, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has been able to build homes, communities, and hope because of the generous support of our donors and volunteers. Your support through these uncertain times has given us the hope and strength to continue striving for a Kent County where everyone has a decent place to live. Thank You!

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Your Impact at a Glance

Since 1983, more than 750 families have been served through homeownership and repair programs.

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100 Veterans have been served.

Bright Future Campaign Results

  • 39 families have become homeowners or are currently building homes.
  • 47 families have completed health, safety, and/or accessibility home repairs.
  • 51 families have legally preserved their homes for long-term homeownership.
  • 350 Roosevelt Park neighbors beautified their homes or businesses through Curb Appeal Contests and block projects.
  • 10 Buy-It Fix-It program homes were rehabbed and sold.
  • 80 neighborhood engagement activities took place.
  • 8 organizations collaborated with Habitat Kent for neighborhood change.
  • 56 children are moving into safe and stable homes.

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Building Stronger Families: Serita's Story
You guys are family to us because you’re helping us every step of the way. Habitat is making sure that we fully understand budgeting, we understand everything about our mortgage and just the process of buying a home. I have the resources to help me be successful.

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Building Strong Futures: Deborah's Story

Her home has been a haven, a bustling shelter for many children, and a stable place from which to serve her community. She hopes to use its equity to help her kids buy their own homes one day. Her home and her faith make her optimistic about the future. “I hope my children keep God before them, that they always do what’s right, that they’ll seek wisdom and then they’ll go far.”

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Building Strong Communities: Cheryl's Story

...Cheryl has owned her home for several years. She has laid the foundation for her and her children to make lifelong friendships with their neighbors and she has found the financial freedom that allows her plan for unexpected expenses and enjoy time with her family.

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Stronger Because of You!

We are grateful for the ways YOU help bring hope and opportunity to more people in our community!

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How to bring hope and opportunity to more local families

Three ways to build with Habitat Kent

Volunteer: Building site volunteers have always been key to our ability to build homes, community, and hope. With COVID-19 safety measures currently in place, we are able to host fewer people at a time but we still need your help!

Donate: Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of local families, whether it's through a one-time gift or automated monthly donations

Repurpose: Things like furniture, cabinets, appliances, and building materials help Habitat Kent's mission by being sold in our ReStore or used in construction and repair projects.

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