Why we are asking for your money
Habitat for Humanity is well known for our volunteer projects. In many ways volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat, but some things just cost money. We are contacted by far more families in need than we are able to help. I am happy to report that with your support, and the support of the philanthropic and business communities we are growing, but there is still a staggering amount of need.
How Habitat Works
Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity doesn’t give away homes. We sell homes to a low-income families who have completed a rigorous application process. Our typical homeowner falls between 30% – 80% of the median household income, but would have difficulty receiving financing through traditional bank lending. They must complete 350 hours of “sweat equity” on their home, or other projects we have under construction. In order to make the home more affordable CWHFH often will finance the purchase with a zero-percent mortgage, but the homeowner is responsible for making on-time payments, just as with a traditional bank mortgage.
Habitat for Humanity gives a “hand up, not a hand out.” We help hardworking, low-income families achieve the American Dream of owning a home.
Rest assured that we don’t ask for money lightly. Habitat for Humanity has been successful because we believe in offering a hand up instead of a hand out. Join us today in extending your hand. For 2017 we are focusing our efforts on two houses in Greensburg, and six major home repairs, spread across the county, that address accessibility issues (learn more about the Greensburg houses here, and the home repairs here).
If you or your business are interested in a sponsorship opportunity with Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity you can learn more here, but please contact our Executive Director with the information below. Credit card donations can be made via Paypal with the link below (no account necessary) or checks can be made payable to “CWHFH” and mailed to the address below.
Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity
212 Outlet Way
Greensburg, PA 15601