Support for Habitat
Housing is transformative: with a safe, decent and affordable home and a stable community, families can provide security for their children; their sense of dignity and pride grow; their health, physical safety, and emotional security improve; and their educational and job prospects increase.
In 2012, the Department of Medicine pledged $60,000 in support of building a home for the Ayite family in the Sunrise neighborhood — the nation’s first trailer park transformation without resident displacement. Thanks to countless Department of Medicine faculty, staff and others, most of that money was raised, and the Ayites have settled into their new home. Since then, we have continued to do fund-raising for Habitat and contribute volunteer time to Habitat builds.
During the 2014 and 2015, DOM continued its tradition of holding volunteer work days for Greater Charlottesville Region Habitat for Humanity. The DOM work crews spackled and painted, hung dry wall, and performed a variety of other tasks to help complete the homes of Charlottesville Habitat partner families. Most of these were located in Burnet Commons in habitat-jul-2015-croppedBelmont, a mixed income development that is a collaborative effort of Southern Development, the City of Charlottesville, and Habitat. “It will transform a long-time City dumping ground into a pedestrian-oriented, sustainably built 46-unit neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville,” according to Habitat.
We encourage your continued support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville — through your financial contributions and donation of volunteer time. To learn more, visit Habitat’s website.
Donate online, please be sure to write “DOM” in the special instructions field.
Or you can mail a check:
Make it payable to HFHGC, and please write “DOM” on the memo line.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville (HFHGC)
919 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903