Families in our area need your help! We need to raise $500,000 by June 30, 2022 to unlock an additional $250,000. The Larson Family Foundation will redirect funds in recognition of the increased cost for construction WHEN WE RAISE $500,000! That means when we reach our goal, an additional $250,000 will be released, resulting in $750,000 aimed at construction materials to build affordable housing in our community.
The need for such housing is great. One South Dakota family in 9 is paying more than half of their income to cover the cost of their home. That means nearly 1,200 families in Brookings County and an additional 425 in Lake County are severely cost-burdened by their housing costs. By contrast, Habitat homeowners not only grow roots in an affordable home, they see other changes as well.
- 74% of Habitat homeowners found their families’ overall health improved
- 57% of adults in Habitat homes further their education
- 19% increase in graduation rates for children in Habitat homes
- 83% consider their children and family to be safer in their Habitat home
Such Habitat families also build stronger neighborhoods and a stronger community.
Can we count on you to reach our goal?
Please click HERE and help local families get an affordable, safe home. Type CONSTRUCTION in the ‘How would you like to designate your funds’ box via the PayPal donation option shown. Or call the office at 605-697-2540 and we can enter the transaction for you. Make sure to mention it is a donation designated for CONSTRUCTION.
We appreciate your help in meeting this goal. The extra funds will help us build new homes in 2022, as we continue to strive for a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations that accept donations and sell home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world — a good deal for you, your community and the environment.