What is GivingTuesday?
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. This GivingTuesday, we hope you will consider supporting Habitat Choptank as we work to transform communities and the lives of deserving families in Dorchester and Talbot Counties by building simple, decent and afforable homes.
Did You Know?
In the United States, 1 in 6 families pay half or more of their income on a place to live. This means that they are forced to make impossible choices. Safe homes. Nutritious food on the table. Health care. Reliable transportation.
At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on a home. When individuals have the ability to build a better future, it can benefit everyone.
About Habitat Choptank & Brooks Lane
Since 1992, Habitat Choptank has made home ownership possible for 83 families and has completed critical health and safety repairs in partnership with over 179 qualifying homeowners. At present, 11 homes are under construction in Dorchester and Talbot Counties.
Of those 11 homes, four are currently being built on Brooks Lane in St Michaels, Maryland. Once finished, the Brooks Lane neighborhood will include seven Habitat homes. The property for the development was generously donated to Habitat Choptank by the Dodson family with additional support from the estate of Robert and Beverly Wolffe. Support was also provided by Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development, Talbot County, and the Town of St. Michaels. The Habitat houses being built on the land are quality, durable and energy efficient single family homes.
Shantel Dodd, Duval Mills, Nicole Diehl, Silvia Serrano, and Shavonte Greene are excited to be part of a lasting, inclusive, and welcoming community on Brooks Lane as they build strong, healthy futures for themselves and their families.
On top of working and raising their families, these future homebuyers will have completed at least 300 "sweat equity" hours, attended pre-homeownership classes, and met debt reduction and saving goals as part of Habitat's homeownership program prior to purchasing homes that they will have helped to construct!
These homes will not only help individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance but will also build and strengthen communities.
Your support can help make the dream of affordable homeownership a reality for these deserving families!