As I reflect on the year so far, I am truly humbled by our amazing community that has come together to rally behind our mission, “Seeking to put God’s love into action, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.” We can’t do the good work we are doing without every donor, every customer, every volunteer, every program partner, every staff person, and each and every one of you reading this.
I am reminded of the bold statement I made that Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity was kicking off our biggest year yet. Back in April, we were on track to build and rehab more homes through our Homeownership Program, repair more homes through our Home Repair Program and serve more families than we have in our local community in a very long time.
I am strongly rooted in my belief of that statement. We ARE building more! We ARE repairing more! We ARE serving more! Not everything has gone exactly to our plan, but God’s love is being put into action. Our plan is changing, yet still allowing us to make a big impact in the lives of our program partners, volunteers, and community members.
We are $35,000 away from meeting our fundraising goal of $600,000 for the calendar year. With just over $400,000 spent on direct construction costs, your support is critical to helping us build, rehab and repair more homes for those in need of a hand up, not a handout.
-Mandy Martin, Executive Director