Views from the Porch
December 2021 News
Pictured: Becky and Fran, Willy, and Jessica receive their keys
Habitat homeowners get keys to new homes
In the past month, three families received the keys to their Habitat homes in Salisbury. Becky and Fran will now be able to provide stability for their grand-nephew Tyler after years of expensive rentals. Willy is so happy to be relieved of the stress that comes with unstable housing and is proud that he and his children live in a house that he built with his own two hands. And Jessica will be able to contemplate taking the next steps toward her future.
It is only through the support of donors and volunteers, like you, that these families are able to now have a decent place to live. We, and they, are forever grateful.
At Essex County Habitat for Humanity, to be able to continue our mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter, we need land on which to build that shelter. If you know of someone who may be interested in donating land or if you know a local town planner who may have connections to town owned land, we'd love an introduction. Please contact Executive Director, Meegan O'Neil so that we can continue to build homes and futures for families in Essex County.
Thank you for your support
A special thank you to our friends at Eastern Bank for their recent generous gift to support affordable homeownership through Essex County Habitat for Humanity!
And many thanks to everyone who supported us on a build site or at a ReStore this month including these groups:
Habitat Young Professionals
Mom and son made lunch for volunteers
When you make a year end gift...
you'll be helping families like Lucy's, Maribel's, Misty's and Francois and Alice's have a safe and affordable place to call home. Please read their stories here.
Gifts of stock, make a great year end gift. You'll not only save on your taxes, but you'll also donate more. You won't pay the up to 37% capital gains on the profit you made, and Essex County Habitat will receive its full market value. To learn more, contact Heather Johnston, Director of Charitable Giving.
Did you know that every time you volunteer at, shop at, or donate to one of our two ReStores, you are supporting the mission of providing strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter? Visit a ReStore today to find new and gently used furniture, home improvement, building materials and home goods at reduced prices.
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