Dear Habitat Friends,
As we begin preparing for the holidays, putting up our Christmas trees and buying gifts for loved ones, this Christmas looks different for families affected and displaced by Hurricane Ian. Many families around us are still living in destruction—leaving them at their most vulnerable. Rather than a time of celebration, the holidays are a reminder of what they have lost: home, stability and hope.
For 40 years, the impact of home for hundreds of families who partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has been transformational. Support from the community provided nearly 1800 families the hand-up needed to build safe, stable, and affordable places to live. As a housing ministry, Habitat is committed to fighting for stability for low-income homeowners desperately trying to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
This Giving Tuesday, donating to Habitat is a gift of a safe home, a gift of stability, and the gift of hope. Your support of Habitat’s Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program will help us reach our goal of partnering with more than 350 low-income families to rebuild their homes.
All gifts made to Habitat’s Hurricane Recovery Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million, thanks to the generosity of The Edwardson Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. We ask you to match that generosity and double your impact by donating today.
For helping vulnerable families in our community rebuild, I thank you.
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc.