Generous Donor Provides Matching Gift to Habitat Choptank
(July 2021). Habitat for Humanity Choptank has a vision for a world where everyone has a decent place to live. That vision is not just a roof and four walls. That ‘place to live’ is in a community that supports each other, a world that values its people as each made in the image of God. A member of our community shares that vision and has offered a way to maximize Habitat’s impact with a promise and a challenge. Now through July 31st, a generous donor has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all gifts that come in up to $50,000.
This past year, many families have faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic. Plans have been placed on hold as families struggle to recover what has been lost and rebuild their dreams for the future. The rising costs of land, labor and materials have created an even greater shortage of affordable housing.
An affordable home means a family can cover housing costs and still be able to provide for life’s other necessities: food, health care, transportation, education. A decent home means a high quality, low maintenance and energy-efficient home, one that is safe, and can safeguard a family’s health, proving easier and less costly to maintain over time. Habitat Choptank is working to ensure that more individuals and families in our community have decent, safe, and affordable places to call home.
Gifts to Habitat Choptank can help ensure that more families have access to the transformational opportunity of homeownership and build a sense of unity and community. All gifts made during the month of July will be matched up to $50,000.
For more information, to make a donation that benefits our local community, or volunteer, call 410-476-3204 or visit www.HabitatChoptank.org.
about habitat choptank
Since 1992, Habitat Choptank has made home ownership possible for 93 families and has completed critical health and safety repairs in partnership with over 263 qualifying homeowners. At present, seven homes are under construction in Dorchester and Talbot Counties. Income qualifying homebuyers are offered access to affordable mortgage financing in order to purchase a new construction or rehabbed home from the nonprofit’s project inventory. After completing “sweat equity” hours, attending pre-homeownership classes, and meeting debt reduction and savings goals, these individuals and families will purchase homes that they helped construct and assume the full responsibilities of homeownership including maintaining their home, paying property taxes and repaying their mortgage over 30 to 33 years. Habitat accepts applications for its homeownership and repair programs throughout the year. For more information, to make a donation that benefits our local community, or volunteer, call 410-476-3204 or visit www.HabitatChoptank.org.