Homes, Communities, Hope + You
Everyone has been affected by the global public health crisis and the accompanying economic shocks of COVID-19.
This is an unprecedented moment where every one of us has been forced to deeply consider the fundamental importance of home — of having safe, decent and affordable shelter.
At the same time, in locations around the world, everyone is looking for ways to bring light and hope to these challenging times. We are never more human than when we come together in an hour of need.
Essex County Habitat for Humanity has lived these truths every day for more than 35 years. Together, we have accomplished so much. And now we need your help more than ever.
Our neighbors and our communities have been hit hard by the economic shocks of COVID-19. The world already was experiencing a housing crisis. COVID-19 has revealed its extent — and added to its urgency.
“Nearly 1/3 of Americans aren’t confident they’ll be able to keep a roof over their heads if a recession hits.”
Think of it: Millions of families already struggling with unhealthy living conditions, lack of access to clean water, and the financial impossibilities of unaffordable rent. Now joined by millions more who have lost income as businesses have closed and workers have lost jobs.
The need of our neighbors has never been more pronounced.
They need us to help them build back. And, with your support, Habitat for Humanity stands ready to stand alongside these families. And not just stand, but build.
Build security and stability. Build back the economy. Reconnect communities. Create hope.
For more than 35 years, that’s exactly what we’ve done: build homes, communities, and hope.
“Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation.”
— Leilani Farha, UN special rapporteur on the right of adequate housing
We have connected people, we have helped our neighbors, and we have always been there alongside families as they fight back from adversity. We have worked at the grassroots level, and we have advocated at every level for those among us who simply need a hand up. But we have only done all of this with your help.
Essex County Habitat for Humanity is needed now more than ever. And — now more than ever — we need you.
Join our Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign, initiative that will support Habitat’s work throughout Essex County.
Help us — in this moment of global crisis — make sure that everyone has a chance at a brighter future. Please consider making a donation through the button below. If you are unable to donate, please think about volunteering at one of our build sites or ReStores. Every hand can make a difference.