Dear Habitat Supporters,
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, we want to take a minute to connect with you directly.
The well-being and safety of our employees, clients, supporters, volunteers, board members, and store customers are our top priority and will be at the heart of every decision we make. We are actively keeping our employees updated on preventative practices and preparedness plans recommended by the CDC.
This disruption will no doubt affect our many projects, our fundraising, and ultimately the families we serve. Many of these families are already experiencing vulnerabilities that this crisis will likely exacerbate. Some will be unable to work, or will face a lack of childcare, or a missed paycheck that can lead to severe hardship.
I ask that if you had intended to support Habitat Macomb, with your time or with a gift, that you consider making a gift today to our Resiliency Fund to continue to support our neighbors as our community navigates this difficult situation.
We understand that there are likely to be many questions surrounding this situation. If you need to contact us for any reason, please visit our website for more information about specific programs or to reach out to the right staff person.
Starting today, our office will be closed to walk-in traffic with a few staff working from home. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything you need to know or any arrangement you would like to make. Our office will remain closed until the end of March.
Habitat for Humanity practices a culture of safety on all of our construction sites. Typically, our focus is on preventing construction-related injuries; however, with the spread of COVID-19, we will not be working on any site to protect both volunteers and staff.
It is our hope to make your experience in the future with the ReStores and all of our Habitat for Humanity interactions as enjoyable and safe as possible.
- Our stores are shuttered until the end of March or until the government clears us to reopen.
- Please use your time at home to re-organize. If you have items to donate, move them to the first floor of your home or to the garage and we will pick them up at no charge immediately following our re-open date.
To everyone, we appreciate your desire to help and support our mission—if you are feeling unwell, please stay home, get healthy, and join us when you’re feeling better.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as needed, and we will re-open our office as soon as it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission. Stay safe. And help us in any way you see fit during the next few weeks.
God bless you.
President and CEO