As we depart for our new journey into 2024, we’d like to reflect back on all of the work that has been put into our community along with celebrating the future lives we partner with. In 2023, we were able to partner with Michael Jenkins, a veteran living in Cheboygan County. Due to the work that everyone put in, he is now living in a safe, affordable home that he helped cultivate. We were also able to start two fresh builds in Indian River, turning two lots of untamed nature into beautiful homes. Not only that, but we found great fits for these houses, two hard working families that are so excited to have a fresh start, a place to start their story of success. Along with being able to assist many families with critical repair needs on their homes, returning them to safe and livable standards.
“What I am looking forward to most in the new year here at Habitat is all the new projects! We are hoping to help more families in our home repair program with critical repairs to their homes which can include ramps, new hot water heaters, furnaces, etc. Also, with the closing of our two builds in Indian River coming in the beginning of 2024, that means more new builds for our Homeownership Program starting in 2024! All of this makes the new year so exciting because that means, here at the Habitat, we are helping more and more families in Cheboygan County! This new year is going to be great and I cannot wait for it to begin!”
-Hailey Jeter, Program Services Coordinator.
Our hopes for the future include new builds, more repairs and more positive impact across Cheboygan County. We plan on adding two more homes to the housing market and repairing current homes to safe standards to help provide stable homes for our community. It doesn’t matter where you came from in life, everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future for themselves.
You can give those families a hand up by donating monetarily to our organization, by donating gently used household items to the ReStore, by volunteering a few hours a month, and by sharing our message with your friends and family. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.