Dear Greene County community,
It is with great joy and excitement that we celebrate our 35th anniversary as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in 2023. Since our establishment in 1988, we have been dedicated to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for individuals and families in need in our community for 35 years. Our mission has remained steadfast, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to serve the Greene County community for over three decades.
Throughout the years, we have faced many challenges and overcome numerous obstacles. But with the help of our volunteers, donors, and partners, we have been able to continue our work and make a positive impact in the lives of countless families through our homebuying, home repair, and neighborhood revitalization programs. We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support that we have received from our community, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration and service.
Over the past 35 years, we have been able to serve over 1,200 homes and provide shelter to families who previously lived in unsafe or inadequate conditions. We have seen firsthand the transformative power of safe and stable housing, and the impact it can have on a family’s well-being and future prospects. Through our work, we have been able to help families achieve their dreams and build a better life for themselves and their children.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers, donors, and partners who have been with us on this journey. We could not have accomplished what we have without your support, dedication, and generosity. You have made a significant difference in the lives of so many people and neighborhoods, and we are grateful for everything you have done.
As we reflect on the past 35 years, we are proud of what we have accomplished, but we also recognize that there is still much work to be done. In the most recent Community Focus Report (2021), both housing instability and a shortage of safe, affordable housing were listed as “red flag issues” in Springfield and Greene County. We remain committed to continuing our mission of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to those in need. A collaborative spirit and civic engagement were both listed as “blue ribbons” within the housing area on the report. Habitat is in the safe and affordable housing business, and it has backing at the individual and local government levels in Greene County. We look forward to working together with our community to make an even greater impact in the years to come.
Thank you for your continued support of our affiliate and the Habitat for Humanity mission.
Your Friends at Habitat Springfield