Gearing Up for Building Homes, Communities, and Hope in 2015
We wanted take a moment and thank the donors who have already given to our fall appeal making 2015 a year filled with more Rochester Habitat for Humanity homes, stronger neighborhoods, and abundant hope! You may be one of these tremendous community members who have stepped up and said that you also believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to live - thank you! But we still have much to do.
For those of you who are still thinking about donating, I urge you to make that gift today.
Your support is crucial to us building houses with another 11-14 families in 2015; your donation will go to support financial and home maintenance classes for partner families working though our homebuyer program. You will help us build partners within our community; friends supporting our efforts to bring the 42% of Rochester families* living in poverty closer to the safe, affordable housing that they can afford and deserve.
We know the success that can be had with families who are offered a hand-up not a hand-out; we see this in all 210+ Flower City Habitat homeowner families. We see the benefits of healthy stable housing in the 458 children who are or have grown-up in Habitat homes. And we celebrate the over $7 million that these families add back into our community through taxes. These changes benefit all of us who are invested in Rochester’s future.
These wonderful changes to our neighborhoods can continue, but only with your support.
Please give today and help us build more homes with more families in Rochester. You are the difference we need in our community.
Matthew J. Flanigan
President & CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity
P.S. You can also choose to give monthly, making an automatic gift through your credit card or bank account. This option, called our carpenters club, is available both online or by mail. We celebrate those who give continuously as they become the financial lifeblood of our organization.