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Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Accomplishments in 2021 Annual Report

Habitat For Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg celebrates 2021 accomplishments including its first 3D printed home on the east coast. (WYDaily/ Dominic Catacora)

WILLIAMSBURG — Habitat For Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg has published its annual report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

According to the report: eight families purchased and moved into Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg homes during FY 2021. Additionally, seven homes are currently under construction, and nine have been planned in the upcoming months.

“We’re grateful for the ongoing support of our community that allows more families to live in a place they can call home,” said Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. “Our goals for 2022 are the same as the past 37 years — continue offering a hand up, not a hand out, by building homes, community and hope in partnership with qualified families.”

In the annual report, Habitat celebrates some of the achievements that the local non-profit accomplished in 2021, including:

  • The completion of Habitat’s first 3D-printed home on the East Coast.
  • An estimated over 600,000 customers visited Habitat’s ReStore, and according to the report, both locations experienced record sales this past year.
  • Continuing to advocate policy that addresses the need for affordable house locally. Of those efforts was the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act to support building and rehabilitating homes in distressed communities.

The annual report also paid tribute to the organization’s founder, Lorraine Austin, as well as her husband, Ed; both of whom lost their lives after a tragic car accident that occurred in late July 2021.

“Both Habitat and our entire community suffered an enormous loss with their passing,” Green said. “They will always be a part of everything we do.”

Habitat’s first major fundraiser in 2022 will be the return of its “Raise the Roof” event on Feb. 19. The fundraiser will feature food, music, and a live and silent auction.

Habitat’s annual report also thanked all of the volunteers who helped build and repair homes and all of those who work in its ReStores.

Locals that want to learn more about Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg can visit its website.

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