YES! I do believe everyone deserves a decent place to live.
YOU are the difference!
The holidays can be the hardest time of year for families living in critical conditions but YOU can help! Every donation helps a hardworking family build an affordable and decent home.
With the holidays just around the corner, we are so grateful for the safety and comfort of our homes. The smell of baked goods, laughter and holiday cheer. Each year we celebrate achievements and create memories…There really isn’t a better feeling than being home for the holidays with the ones you love.
But the comfort of being home for the holidays takes on a greater meaning to all of us here at Habitat for Humanity.
We are especially grateful for the generous support of our donors and volunteers.
Because of their efforts, more than 320 hardworking families will celebrate the holidays in a safe, decent and affordable home.
But our work is far from finished…
Sadly, every day the list grows longer of countless families who are living in desperate conditions no one deserves to endure. They, too, will try to bring holiday cheer into their surroundings.
But it will be hard to lift their spirits while living in the cold with rotting floors, leaking roofs and hazardous mold… or worse, living without a home at all.
With your holiday gift today, whatever you can spare, you can provide another family in need of a decent place to live the greatest gift of all…a place to call home.
Habitat for Humanity needs your continue support to make even more lasting impact in our community.
With your year-end donation, you become a crucial part of the continued success of our programs at Habitat-Spokane.
Meet Oumar and Halima.
Their path to Habitat for Humanity speaks volumes to their determination for a brighter future.
In 2010, Oumar fled Sudan in search for a better life for his family. Although the road was difficult, Oumar found purpose in working hard to achieve something he never knew, a safe home where his family could finally thrive.
It took Oumar years to finally reunite his whole family again. With everyone now in the same place, they have struggled to find a healthy and affordable place to call home. “The floor was always flooding. I called and called. It took months before it was fixed.” After moving four times in three years they found Habitat for Humanity.
Now, they speak of their desire to hold the keys to an affordable home of their own. Their kids remember living in refugee camps in Libya; the violence and hunger they all endured. Having survived those times is a feat in its own.
Now, Oumar and Halima worry about their children’s future. It is important for their four school age children to have a safe place to study and play. Their daughter has dreams of becoming a doctor. Without a stable home, that dream will be hard to achieve.
Oumar and Halima came to Habitat for Humanity with an urgent need for a safe, decent, healthy and affordable home for their family.
And they are one step closer to a longtime dream of home-ownership, having worked hundreds of hours building their own home, saving $4,000 for closing costs and taking home-buyer readiness courses. The support of donors like you empower families like Oumar and Halima’s to achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through home-ownership.
The couple is looking forward to the safety their home will provide and the opportunity to make friends with new neighbors. Their children are excited to have a yard and other kids to play basketball with. Most of all, they are eager to be a part of a community in Spokane.
“I love Spokane and the people here. It is so peaceful; I never want to leave.” Bowing his head, Oumar says over and over, “I thank God for the volunteers and donors who support Habitat, and who are supporting my family.”