Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas from York Habitat for Humanity

Well this holiday season is definitely one of the best ones that York Habitat has seen in several years!

We received the Clinton estate settlement check for over $66,600 combined with the RAYAC sponsorship check of $25,000 all in one day made it a very joyous day!

But the blessings continued with Veterans Build grants coming in with over $16,000 in Nov. and Dec. There is even more joyous news with the fact that the appeal is over $8,000 ahead of last year at this time with the donations flowing in daily. Plus we just mailed another 800 appeal letters in hopes of reaching even more supporters.

On the family side of things, the past two weeks saw three families racing to reach 50% of their sweat equity hours in hopes of being assigned their home; three more families completed their Good Faith hours and yet another family finished all of their hours. That's FIVE families who reached milestones just before the holidays. Wow!

On the construction site, we put the disappointments of HARB's ruling behind us and successfully got our East Poplat St. subdivision passed, our permits and our Certificate of Occupancy all in three days after struggling for months. What an amazing way to end the year!

York Habitat has had so many blessings to be thankful for this past year! Our ministry has come so far these last twelve months. The successes and triumphs are due to the endless compassion and dedication shown by our Board, our volunteers, our donors, our families and our staff. There are not enough words to express my thankfulness to be part of such a truly awesome ministry and mission!

I believe this whole year has taught us the true spirit of Habitat and how we are blessed to have the opportunity to affect lives in such positively beautiful and meaningful ways.

May the joy of the season stay with you and your loved ones the whole year through for you truly are a blessing to others!

In the spirit of Habitat,
Debbie Krout-Althoff
Executive Director
York Habitat for Humanity

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