SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo County is delighted to announce a gift of $1,482 from the Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo church. This investment will be allocated towards supporting the Home Preservation, Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization programs, furthering the mission of both organizations to provide safe and decent housing for families in need.
The Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo church has long been recognized for its dedication to social justice and community development. Their contribution to Habitat for Humanity SLO County demonstrates a shared commitment to addressing the pressing housing challenges faced by low-income individuals and families in our community.
The Home Preservation program helps homeowners safely remain in their home by offering essential repairs, accessibility modifications, and weatherization efforts. The Affordable Housing program focuses on constructing affordable homes for local families who struggle to find suitable housing options. The Neighborhood Revitalization program aims to enhance entire communities by addressing social, economic, and environmental factors that impact housing conditions.
Habitat for Humanity SLO County collaborates with residents, local businesses, and organizations to implement sustainable changes that uplift neighborhoods and foster a sense of belonging. The investment from Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo church will enable Habitat for Humanity to make a lasting impact.
“We express our deepest gratitude to the Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo church for choosing Habitat SLO to be the recipients of their Community Outreach Offering,” said Nicholas Rasmussen, CEO of Habitat for Humanity SLO County. “Their generosity will strengthen our Home Preservation, Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization programs, allowing us to create safe and affordable housing solutions for even more families in need. We encourage others to join the Built from the Heart Campaign and make a difference in our community.”
Judy Hornaday, the Community Outreach Offering Committee chairperson, said most churches have some way of giving back to their community.
“Every month the Community Outreach Offering Committee designates a different 501c3 agency, nominated by a church member, to receive the monthly donations to our Community Outreach Offering fund,” said Hornaday, has been chairing the committee for 8 years. “SLO Habitat for Humanity was the recipient for April. This gift to Habitat SLO puts our total Community Outreach Campaign funds raised at over $200,000 since the campaign’s inception 13.5 years ago.”
As a Habitat for Humanity International affiliate, Habitat for Humanity SLO County appreciates direct donations to their organization. These contributions enable the organization to utilize donor funds locally, reinforcing their commitment to making a positive impact on the community.
To contribute to the Built from the Heart Campaign and make a difference in the lives of local neighbors in need, supporters are encouraged to donate to Habitat for Humanity SLO County at hfhsloco.org. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of the special people in your life.
Featured Image: (left to right): Judy Hornaday, Unitarian Universalist SLO church Community Outreach Offering Chairperson; Nicholas Rasmussen, Habitat for Humanity SLO County CEO; and Dawn Smith, Director of Development