Living on a fixed income makes even modest home repairs difficult to afford, and we were reminded of this when we met Karen and Marshall earlier this year. The couple was at risk of losing their homeowner’s insurance because of a faulty roof and encroaching tree, yet were unable to pay for the badly needed repairs. Your support for our Helping Hands program enabled us to lend them a hand by repairing the roof, replacing the shingles, installing a proper venting system, and removing the tree. These repairs ensure the two will continue to live safely in their home yet aren’t financially burdened by the repair. Expressing her gratitude for the Habitat community of supporters, Karen says, “We’re proud. Habitat for Humanity is nothing short of God’s work. The people are so kind and nonjudgmental, just like family. ”
bonds that shape developmental growth. The new Habitat home they are building will close a 15-year chapter of uncertainty, allowing an incredible family to put down roots in our community and build lasting, productive relationships. They belong.
Heartwarming stories like these are why your gift is so important. Please make a year-end donation to Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity today because home is the key to our community. Together we can help more families like Karen and Marshall and Chubaka and Mwangaza in 2020. Together we can work together to build a community of strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Jesse Bulman, AIA, Neumann Monson Architects
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Board President