Support the Habitat for Humanity mission to eliminate poverty housing in South Hampton Roads
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Habitat SHR is a non-profit organization that builds, renovates and sells houses (with a no-profit, no-interest 30-year mortgages) to low-income families. Relying on a unique partnership of individual volunteers, skilled craftsmen, churches, businesses, and prospective homeowners, Habitat SHR constructs and finances single-family homes. Mortgage payments are then used to construct additional housing throughout South Hampton Roads.
Purely and simply, Habitat’s program works. Despite skepticism about its no-profit, no-interest basis, more than 600,000 homes have been built worldwide since 1976; and more than 190 houses have been built here in South Hampton Roads since 1988. Habitat’s record speaks for itself.
Habitat SHR does not use a band-aid approach. Its program is founded on people helping people in partnerships which cross ideological, political and theological lines. With widespread community support, Habitat perpetuates itself as mortgage payments are recycled into more housing. Habitat SHR offers a permanent solution to the housing crisis right here in the South Hampton Roads area.
Habitat SHR builds affordable and quality housing while keeping designs simple and efficient. Overhead costs are kept low by omitting volunteer labor from the price structure. Habitat’s work is both tangible and highly visible in the community.
By selling houses to people who in most cases were renters, Habitat SHR adds to the tax base of the area and wealth is created. Habitat promotes responsible citizenship, pride in the community and builds self-esteem and hope through homeownership.
If you would like to partner with Habitat SHR in making affordable homeownership available to low income families, please consider a cash donation today. If you donate ‘in-kind’ products, it will give you visibility and good public relations to the hundreds of volunteers who work on Habitat homes.
People power behind the scenes and at construction sites is important, but equally important as volunteer support is financial support to intensify Habitat’s work. Habitat SHR relies on cash donations to purchase land and building materials, but your support is also needed to cover administrative costs and the day-to-day expenses of running a non-profit organization. From the individual donor to the corporate sponsor, Habitat places a premium on each and every gift.
Before tools clang on a construction site, there is much else that needs to occur. Your donation can do so much to build a brighter future for families here in South Hampton Roads.
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You may make a donation to support Habitat SHR right now by clicking on:
Your gift will be used in the area of most need. If you want to direct your gift to a particular project or city in South Hampton Roads, please follow up your donation with an email to our development director specifying the date and amount of the gift, the name of the giver, and the project or city of your choice.
You may also donate using MasterCard or Visa by calling 757.640.0590 or by sending your check to:
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, Inc.
900 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23504
Habitat SHR relies upon the donations of no-cost or low-cost lots within South Hampton Roads to build new Habitat homes. Like other local builders, Habitat SHR is having an increasingly difficult time finding land for building. We have major corporate donors with interest in sponsoring Habitat homes in some of our cities where we just can’t afford to buy land. Donations of land to the “Lots of Love” campaign enables Habitat to build houses and allocate more financial resources to actual construction of new homes.
We need your help to identify and acquire land for our families. Donations of real estate to Habitat SHR are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law; however, please consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.
From our donating page you'll have the option to specify how much and how often (for example: one time a year or monthly) you are comfortably able to donate and support the Habitat mission.
You can help build more houses for needy families by designating your United Way, CFC, CVC or other employee-giving donations to Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, Inc. (Habitat SHR)
Please let family, friends and neighbors know that Habitat SHR can be supported through the United Way Campaign. Also, if you work for a company that matches gifts to eligible 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations, you can double or even triple the impact of your Habitat gift. Simply follow your company’s matching gift guidelines, and Habitat SHR will do the rest to make sure your gift goes even further towards eliminating poverty housing.
A charitable bequest is the most common form of providing an ultimate gift for a cause that will perpetuate your life interest and influence into the future. A bequest is a provision in one’s last will and testament where a gift or property is transferred from your estate to a charitable organization. A bequest can also be made by simply adding a codicil to an existing will.
One may bequeath a specific dollar amount, a fractional interest or an amount after all other specific bequests have been made. Please consult your financial advisor or estate planning attorney, or call our Director of Development at 757-640-0590 Ext 219 for other estate planning options.
Please use Habitat’s legal name: Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, Inc. in any and all legal documents.
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