Update – Habitat Restore Closed
March 20, 2020
Habitat ReStore will be closed until further notice. We are unable to pick up or receive donations. Please consider storing them until we reopen.
Update – Habitat Closings
March 16, 2020
Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills is actively monitoring the developments related to the spread Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We are taking a proactive stance on the outbreak in order to keep our volunteers and staff safe. Please see below for the latest updates.
Our administrative office in Aberdeen will be closed to outside visitors until further notice as we encourage our staff to work remotely. This includes suspending the Free AARP tax services. We are working toward moving in-person meetings virtual to decrease exposure. Our team remains committed to our mission and keeping operations as normal as possible during this time.
The Restore will be closed to the public and all volunteers while the staff cleans and disinfects in preparation for reopening. Donation pick-ups will not be scheduled until further notice.
Construction Site Closure
The construction site will be closed to all volunteers through the end of March, at which point we will reassess the construction schedule. Our volunteers are at the heart of Habitat’s work, but we feel it is in the best interest of both our volunteers and our construction staff to decrease exposure.
To keep up with our construction timeline as much as possible and get waiting families into their homes, our construction staff will continue to work on-site at this time with extra precautions in place.
Events originally planned over the next few months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis as the situation evolves. Our Annual Habitat Gala has been postponed till Friday, May 29th and our Women Build Ashley’s War book event has been postponed until a new date can be confirmed. We hope you will join us!
For the latest information on the impact to Sandhills Habitat visit sandhillshabitat.org/coronavirus-update for sss curre
Impact on Homeowners
The health and well-being of our community is the most important factor in making these decisions. We also know that a lack of funding could lead to a delay in moving our homebuyers out of substandard conditions and into safe, stable housing. Your financial support is especially appreciated during this time of uncertainty as we work to continue serving our homebuyers, many of whom are especially vulnerable to the impacts of this crisis.
Update – Habitat Gala
March 14, 2020
Due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity is postponing the gala until Friday, May 29th. We are providing multiple options for our guests to accommodate this change as follows:
- Full refund of purchase price
- Retain ticket and attend May 29th
- Convert purchased ticket to full donation (currently 50% of the ticket price is non-deductible as it represents the value of g0ods and services received at the event), but not attend May 29th
Coronavirus Impact on Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills
March 13, 2020
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in our community, Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills is evaluating the progress daily and is creating a contingency plan should our operations need to adapt. We are first and foremost concerned for the health of our staff, homeowners, volunteers, and donors. Please see below for the latest updates:
- Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills will adhere to any recommendations provided by the local government and the CDC.Habitat has postponed the upcoming Ashley’s War book event to be held March 19th at CCNC in support of Women Build. If you have purchased a ticket for the event, you may contact Stacy Lebak at 295-1934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Habitat has postponed the upcoming annual gala to be held March 28th at Pinehurst Country Club. If you have purchased a ticket for the event, you may contact Stacy Lebak or Amie Fraley at 295-1934 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Volunteering onsite will continue as usual, although we ask high-risk individuals to consider staying home for their own safety. ReStore operations and donation pick-ups will also continue as usual until we have further cause to adapt.
We must also acknowledge that, while the economic repercussions of this unprecedented event are still unknown, public health crises like these have an outsized effect on our most vulnerable populations. We serve families who work in retail, food service, medicine and more. Our homeowners will be adversely affected, and we will work to support them in whatever ways we can.
This is an uncertain time for everyone and we are continually thankful for our partners and supporters as we face this new challenge together as a community.
We are actively monitoring these fast-moving developments and are preparing plans should our operations need to adapt to the situation. Our first concern is the safety of all our staff, homeowners and volunteers, and we will make plans with that as our priority.
If there are any changes or updates, we will update our statement here. We will be making daily evaluations about whether any of our operational contingency plans need to be implemented. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com