COVID-19 Update

CORONOVIRUS UPDATE   

(as of 7/22/20)

 

To our Habitat supporters,

This is an update about the measures Hanover Habitat for Humanity is taking to protect our staff, volunteers and the people we serve during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We continue to follow guidelines issued by our local, state and federal authorities as well as directives from Habitat for Humanity International.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE:  Hanover Habitat for Humanity administrative offices remain closed to the public except through appointment.  Most staff is working remotely and can be reached by email.

Linda Tiller – Executive Director
Laurie Ursiny – Director of Development
Amanda Gunter – Director of Community Engagement
Kimberly Breeden – Director of Family Services
Maria Booker – Controller
Jennifer McDuffee – Finance & Administrative Assistant
George Robinson – Construction Supervisor
Rick Holzbach – Director of Retail Management

VOLUNTEERS:

  • ReStore - Starting June 8, we can accept 1 volunteer per shift in the store. Volunteers must wear a mask at all times and gloves when dealing with any donations. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Gunter at agunter@hanoverhfh.org or call/text 804 304 0516.
  • Construction - We have started scheduling individuals and small groups. We can really use volunteers to help get the foundations, walls, trusses and roofs up on House 4, 5, & 6 in  Hanover Cove.  If you are interested, please email Amanda Gunter at agunter@hanoverhfh.org or call/text 804 304 0516.
  • Recycling - Our recycling crew is working every Tuesday. Individuals volunteering must wear a face mask and bring their own tools. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Amanda Gunter at agunter@hanoverhfh.org or call/text 804 304 0516.

HABITAT RESTORE:

The ReStore has reopened.  We are open Monday through Saturday 9-4.  We are accepting donations 9-3.

Please remember that ALL customers are required to wear a mask while inside the store.  We want to protect both YOU and our staff.  We have 7 staff members, some of which are in the ‘at risk’ category for COVID.  If one of these staff members were to contract the virus, all staff members would need to quarantine, and we would be forced to close our store temporarily.  If we were to close, all income that goes directly to Hanover Habitat for Humanity would stop.  It would cause significant income loss and stop construction on the affordable homes we build for low income families in Hanover County.  The families we serve have been patiently waiting through significant delays because of COVID and we would hate for there to be another setback.  Thank you for understanding.

 

PROGRAM APPLICATIONS:  Our homeowner application process has reopened! See more information regarding both our homeownership program and our critical repair program on our website.  You may also email Kimberly Breeden at kbreeden@hanoverhfh.org with your questions.

The ReStore was closed for several weeks which resulted in the loss of significant income. Construction of six homes stopped, causing costly delays. Your support is appreciated more than ever. If you are able to make a donation in support of our mission and our families, please go to www.hanoverhfh.org/champion and contribute whatever you feel led, and help us get through this time. Thank you for your partnership as we navigate this public health crisis together.

 

If you have any questions, please contact info@hanoverhfh.org