Habitat for Humanity gets help from a friend

Revera donates $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent)

Habitat for Humanity in Chatham-Kent is thrilled about a donation from Revera to help build local homes for families in need.

Revera donated $20,000 towards that cause. The local Habitat chapter said Revera has an amazing history of generosity and partnership with them and donations over the years have come in many forms, including financial support, volunteer time, and even treats for the volunteers on the job. Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent works with Revera to help move surplus items from clients’ homes to the ReStore.

“We know that people appreciate knowing that their belongings are not just being tossed away, but will be sold to others and the money will be used to help put local families in safe affordable housing,” Habitat for Humanity in Chatham-Kent said. “At the same time, the families that are helping to move their loved ones appreciate us bringing our truck to their location to make the transition that much smoother.”

Executive Director at Chatham Retirement Doug Hay said it has been an unprecedented year due to the challenges created by COVID-19 and this has led to the cancellation of many of their traditional fundraising events at the residence. He also said Chatham Retirement is proud of helping the local Habitat for Humanity apply for a grant from Revera which resulted in the $20,000 gift.

“We look forward to our continued partnership into 2021 and hope to find some level of normalcy with ongoing fundraising efforts,” said Hay.