HOMES, COMMUNITY, HOPE + YOU ~ #GivingTuesdayNow

Tuesday, May 5th is Giving Tuesday, a campaign to help support non-profits who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” order in the United Sates and around the world.

Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties is joining  the Homes, Community, Hope + You campaign to encourage individuals, businesses, congregations and service clubs to support Habitat for Humanity and the on-going mission to provide decent and affordable housing for all.

Here at Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties we are asking YOU to join us.

IDEAS:

  • If you have volunteered with HFHTKC share stories and pictures of you at a Habitat job-site.
  • Do a remodel or re-purpose project and share it on the ReStore Facebook page or Instagram. #GivngTuesdayNow #HabitatTulareKings
  • Start a Facebook donation page to raise funds for HFHTKC. Encourage a few friends to contribute to the fundraiser.
  • Help a neighbor with a landscaping, painting or remodel project and share on Social Media. #HabitatTulareKings #GivingTuesdayNow. Social distancing rules apply.
  • If you don’t do social media, email/call friends/family who do and ask them to advocate/support on your & HFHTKC’s behalf.
  • Donate directly to support Habitat home ownership and home repair projects here in Tulare and Kings Counties.




INFORMATION TO CONSIDER:

  • As a result of COVID-19 over 300 million people in 42 states have been asked to stay at home through a myriad of shelter-in-place/safer at home orders. The scope and coordination of these orders are unprecedented and have led to a near halt of the US economy and over 16 million people losing their jobs.
  • In addition to the economic impact, these directives have also shined light on underlying housing issues that many Americans face.
  • Low income households are particularly at risk as a result of their economic instability and their concentration in service industry and other hourly jobs that are at risk as a result of COVID-19 disruptions.
  • In an estimated 12 million of these households at least one contributing member work in an at-risk industry.
  • The economic crisis created by efforts to contain COVID-19 has placed unprecedented stress on the financial sustainability of Habitat affiliates, resulting in limited support for its homeowners at the time when they need it most.
  • ​​​​​​​COVID-19 has stopped everyone in their tracks.
  • Everyone has been affected by this global public health crisis and the accompanying economic shocks.
  • Everyone has been forced to consider the fundamental importance of home — of having safe, decent and affordable shelter.