As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced.

Since 1990, Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity has helped families in Dodge, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Waseca counties the strength, stability, and self-reliance that comes through decent shelter. Now, in these very challenging times, Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity stands ready once again to offer a hand up to families in need of safe, decent and affordable homes. Through the Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign, we are offering YOU the chance to support less fortunate families who need access to the opportunities that an affordable home provides. 

“A respectable place to live is really important. The past couple of months have shown all of us how much of a difference that a safe and healthy home can make in all of our lives. Today, from decent Habitat homes in our communities, kids are learning and achieving online, moms and dads are working safely, and families are staying intact. Many more families still need our help, including two right now who are excitedly hoping that Habitat has the resources to continue building their homes,” said Kevin Worden, who is Executive Director at Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity.

This is an unprecedented moment where every one of us has been forced to deeply consider the fundamental importance of home — of having safe, decent and affordable shelter. At the same time, in locations around the world, everyone is looking for ways to bring light and hope to these challenging times. We are never more human than when we come together in an hour of need.

Our neighbors and our communities have been hit hard by the economic shocks of COVID-19. The world already was experiencing a housing crisis. COVID-19 has revealed its extent — and added to its urgency.  “Habitat for Humanity is needed now more than ever,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “The world was already experiencing a housing crisis long before COVID-19. The pandemic has only made our work more urgent. Our neighbors need our help to build back, and we need your support as we work toward a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live.”