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Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to helping low-income people realize their dreams of homeownership. See how we're making a difference.  Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity of  welcomes opportunities for interviews about Habitat’s work. Please contact the Media Relations team at development@blueridgehabitat.org for more information.

 


 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Thursday was an exciting day for two families in Shenandoah County as they cut the ribbon on their brand new homes.

WINCHESTER — When Liliya El Abani’s husband died unexpectedly three years ago, she was left alone to raise three children and had no idea how she would make it.

Good fortune eventually led her to Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity, a Winchester-based nonprofit at 400 Battaile Drive that makes it possible for financially struggling individuals and families to buy a house with affordable mortgage payments in exchange for their help in building the structure.

WINCHESTER — This is a tale of serendipity.

It starts with a woman on Woodland Avenue who lives in a well-kept, two-story home that was built in 1932 that's in need of repairs. Unfortunately, she is on a fixed income and in failing health, so she can't see to the work herself.

WINCHESTER — For most of her adult life, Jasmine Edwards was caught in a financial spiral she could not escape.

She received decent tips as a restaurant server, but creditors only looked at her hourly wage of $2.13 on paycheck stubs and said she didn't earn enough to qualify for a home loan. That left her with no choice but to live with family or rent, but with monthly rental rates for small apartments, townhouses and single-family homes in the Winchester area averaging about $1,100 a month, the single mother couldn't save any money that she could one day put toward buying a house.

In April, Mr. McKenzie called Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity, which serves the areas of Winchester and Clarke, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. As part of its mission, Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity offers a home repair program in addition to its homebuilding program. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and Owens Corning, Blue Ridge Habitat was able to provide a new roof for Mr. McKenzie.

Mr. McKenzie is a U.S. Navy Veteran and said he was shocked when he learned he was picked for the Owen Corning Roof Deployment Program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity

#HabitatVirginia has just released #BeyondTheHouse, an infographic that shows how Habitat's investments ripple across local economies. This #EconomicAnalysis is very thorough and shows exactly how Habitat's work contributes to local communities beyond the services we provide. If you would like to help support the ripple effect Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity
has in our community, please text BRHFH to 44-321 today!

This week we successfully pitched an exciting #CRA project in during #InvestmentConnection sponsored by the #RichmondFed — all funders interested in learning more about how Keen Aesthetic Awareness Is Driving the Construction of Five Affordable Homes in the City of Winchester, please visit this link to view our full proposal:

The ReStore Associate is responsible for executing the day-to-day operations in a unique, fast-paced home improvement and donation center specializing in the sale of new and donated products at reduced prices to support the mission of the organization - building homes, communities, and hope.

The ReStore Associate will provide excellent customer service by approaching activities with a can-do attitude and will adapt to ever-changing tasks while understanding that every customer, donor, and volunteer are valued and appreciated. Work is performed under the general direction of the ReStore Manager.

Our team has been closely monitoring the escalations surrounding Coronavirus / COVID-19 and we believe now is the time for us to do even more to protect you, our team, Habitat partner families, and the community we all care deeply about. Starting today, we are increasing our efforts to help flatten the curve of this harmful virus in the weeks ahead. Please visit our COVID-19 response(s) and resources for up-to-date information.

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