Our response to COVID19
During this time of great worry and uncertainty for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health and spirits.
In terms of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln, I can assure you that we are following Government, CDC, WHO, and Habitat for Humanity International advice and have put strict measures in place to protect staff, volunteers, and those we serve.
As I am sure you appreciate, as a charity that exists to protect and care for low-income families living in substandard housing--many with health conditions compounded by the poor housing environment--we are at this moment putting plans in place to reach out to people in their homes and communities. We are doing all we can to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on their health and well-being.
Here is what we are doing at Habitat Lincoln:
- We have rescheduled our Community Builders Breakfast fundraiser from March 19 to June 3, 2020.
- Our administrative office is closed to the public and staff are working remotely as needed.
- Construction on the three houses we have underway is currently being managed by construction staff only. All volunteer groups have been postponed until guidelines from the government change.
- Habitat ReStore is closed to the public until further notice. As you are home social distancing, you might be working on those home improvement projects you didn’t have time to do before, so we have set up an online e-store. Visit the e-store to see what we have available online.
- We are working with current homeowners on flexible mortgage payment plans during this difficult time as they face hardships and uncertainty too.
Supporting Habitat Lincoln
Will you help us be there for families and children facing poor housing conditions on top of health concerns in these trying times?
Inevitably, these new interventions will place a considerable strain on our resources which is why I am turning to you, as a generous and compassionate supporter of Habitat Lincoln, today.
Please consider helping us reach out to low-income families facing uncertainty through this incredibly difficult time, by giving $20.20 today so that we may continue building for the five future homeowners selected a few months ago? Your gift will help us continue our program and provide these families with stable, affordable housing. Knowing you have a safe, stable, affordable home makes for one less worry.
Today, perhaps more than usual, we are hoping we can count on you.
Habitat Lincoln was founded to support and care for families living in poor housing conditions, many who have health complications because of drafty windows, mold, or water leaking, and I am determined that we must continue to be there for them over the weeks and months to come, when they may need us more than ever before. I am grateful for your ongoing support.
Supporting Our Community
The impact of COVID-10 on our local community is uncertain, but there are many ways we all can continue to support local nonprofits, businesses, and each other. Here are few ideas:
- Support a local restaurant through their "pick-up at door" service.
- Host a virtual coffee hour/happy hour with friends and family to stay connected.
- Contact a local nursing home/long-term care facility to send cards to someone who cannot get out and visit.
- Contribute financially to food banks for children who have lost access to daily meals during school closures.
- Purchase gift certificates for future visits to restaurants, brick and mortar retailers, and local art and theater shows.
We are all in this together.
Fun at Home
We are all looking for ways to stay entertained (and sane) while we social distance ourselves from school, work, friends and family. Here are a couple ways to have fun at home:
- "Stuck at Home" word search. Find the hidden words that are related to the work we do at Habitat Lincoln!
- Try a new recipe. These three recipes were made with love by Food Networks' Chopped winner Chef Roshara Sanders. It was Chef Roshara's mother, Sharon, a Habitat homeowner, who fed the decorated Army veteran's growing appetite for cooking and preparing meals.