Habitat builds strength, reliability and self-reliance through shelter by partnering with low-income families who, alongside volunteers, construct their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $10 provides nails.
- $50 provides 2 cans of paint.
- $100 provides a window.
- $500 provides a wall.
- $1,000 provides gutters.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Christina, originally from Lincoln, lived in a two-bedroom trailer on rented land for eight years with her two teenage daughters who shared a small, cramped bedroom.
The trailer home was in poor condition assessed at $3,000 due to the cracked floors, windows that leaked in cold air and rain, and a roof that required yearly maintenance. In 2012, Christina found herself unemployed and going through not one, but two cancer surgeries. Their home was not safe or healthy for this mother and daughters in which to live.
Soon, things started to turn around for the Rodriguez family. In 2013, after Christina was told she was cancer free, she applied to be a Habitat homeowner– and was accepted during the 2014 application process.
A short year, and 300 sweat equity hours later, Christina and her family moved into their new home. A home where everyone has their own room, the windows don’t leak, the roof is intact, and they can live healthy and happy for years to come.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6040
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708O
4615 Orchard St
Lincoln, NE 68503