Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Dear friends of Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity:
With the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, followed quickly by the mandatory quarantine in March, Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, like many other businesses and non-profits, had to pivot in the way the critical services necessary to accomplishing this mission are provided.
Most of us now work from home 2-3 days per week, maintaining a minimal staff presence in the office for those families who need our help more than ever. Building site practices have been modified to provide additional layers of safety to volunteers. The ReStore remains open, adhering to best practices with regard to employee and customer safety.
Even with the constraints of quarantine, physical distancing and mask-wearing, the Lord’s faithfulness and provision are apparent. In the past four months, we completed four houses in Hope Meadows, another ten homes in Refugio, and 31 Hurricane Harvey repairs and rehabs. We put together bird houses and bench projects for parents looking for things to do with their children home from school. We completed another house on Myra Lane here in Victoria. The ReStore sourced multiple DIY materials for the Victoria area homeowners. We launched Building Hope for Heroes to thank the front-line workers. The Board of Directors welcomed another class of directors in July.
Now, just like the rest of South Texas, we are enduring a second wave of COVID. However, this time around, we are more aware of how important our services are – how many families need shelter assistance, and the increased vulnerability of those who are without a safe place to call home. Our pivots provide safe volunteer opportunities, because our mission opens with “Together with God and people everywhere…”
Habitat as a ministry depends on the “Together”-ness of our mission…on the Lord to sustain us, on people just like you to financially support us, to help build houses and to help lead our board and committees. Won’t you please consider how you can be part of our “Together?” We can’t do it without you.
Grace and Peace,
Cynthia J. Staley
Proudly Serving Dewitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio & Victoria Counties
Volunteers & Donors
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Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity
brings people together to build Homes, Communities and Hope.
Building Strength, Stability And Self Reliance Through Shelter
The Victoria Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was chartered in 1994 and dedicated its first house in 1996. The affiliate’s name changed to Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity when its service area expanded to include DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson and Lavaca counties. In the 22 years since its founding, we’re proud to say that Habitat has made a difference in the lives of 102 families in our community!
thank you to our year-long partners