“Building Hope” with Habitat for Humanity

December 2015 - Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor has been building homes and creating new homeowners’ right here in our own back yard, since 2001. In fact, 17 new homeowners have been assisted through the years, with the eighteenth about to be selected soon. What many may not realize is that the local Habitat affiliate does not receive any funds from the International Habitat office. Therefore, they rely solely on the generosity of their supporters, volunteers, and donors right here at home in order to continue their mission of building basic, decent, energy efficient homes then selling them to their ‘partner families’. We build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. There are weeks of staff planning, bid processes, and preparation to break ground on what will be a community wide, volunteer led effort to offer yet another family this amazing opportunity!

“Building Hope” is a new philanthropic opportunity that invites the people of Grays Harbor and beyond to become a part of the “Habitat Family”. It has been said “1% from 100 different supporters is better than 100% of 1” and that is what “Building Hope” is about. If just 100 people would commit to $10 per month for a year, Habitat would have enough to frame & roof a new home. Your donation will help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all facets of Habitat’s work and mission.

Consider becoming a part of “Building Hope” by visiting the website at www.graysharborhabitat.com and clicking the link for Building Hope. For a limited time, each donor, regardless of their monthly contribution amount, will receive a Dennis Company gift card along with our sincere thanks and gratitude for becoming part of our team. You may also mail in your monthly or one-time donation to: Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor, PO Box 271 Aberdeen WA 98520. Please be sure to write “Building Hope” on the memo line.

May 2016 be a wonderful and prosperous year for you, for Grays Harbor, and for this great country.

Larry Burgher