As a charity whose mission is driven by a belief in the benefits of a stable home, we want to reassure our donors that we will continue to support our families, volunteers and staff throughout this crisis.
In response to the impact of COVID-19, and to play our part in ensuring that as many people as possible were able to stay at home to reduce possible exposure to the virus, we temporarily closed all three ReStore locations effective March 20th. You will be aware that, under normal circumstances, our ReStores provide all the funding required to maintain our charity’s operations. Fortunately, thanks to all of you who have supported our organization in myriad ways, we have the financial resources to continue to sustain the charity and the important work we do in the immediate future. However, the loss of revenue from our ReStores will, of course, eventually begin to impact our operational capacity.
Historically, 100% of your financial donations would have been directed into our Build Fund. At this time, we are asking you to consider designating any donations to our charity to instead be directed to “the area of greatest need” as we navigate the road ahead. This flexibility will help us to maintain essential services through these uncertain times.
Again, please be reassured that no Habitat Victoria homeowner families will need to worry about the stability and security of their home during this crisis if they are experiencing financial instability due to job loss.
Thank you for choosing to support Habitat for Humanity Victoria and the local families we serve. Be well! Be safe!