As I reflect on the past year, there were times of uncertainty, anxiety and struggle, it was also a year of growth, resilience, perseverance and hope. Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, thanks to our leadership, staff, partnerships and generosity, persevered and adapted as we faced the unknown.
In doing so, with limited volunteers, our business partners we
re “essential.” Over 50 companies provided professional expertise, labor and materials at a significantly reduced rate. This unprecedented situation resulted in unprecedented generosity. In turn, allowing us to welcome 8 families into 6 new homes and 2 renovations!
The pandemic amplified the obvious—that we have a critical need for affordable housing. Habitat is responding the best way we know how: Adhering to our mission and achieving the goals laid out in our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
We’re building on pathways that help families obtain housing, which include strengthening local partnerships as well as advocating for affordable housing reform at the state and national levels. Further, we’ve increased our collaborative efforts with area nonprofits, government sectors and businesses to find new and innovative solutions to building homes.
Habitat’s mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter is more critical than ever. We invite you to join us in this pursuit: Volunte
er at the job site, come to a groundbreaking, shop at the ReStore or attend a home dedication; meet the families who benefit from working together to build Homes, Community and Hope.