The global Coronavirus pandemic has thrown every organization into chaos. All of us have had to adapt our way of life around this challenging situation. By reducing our activity, we can ensure that the vulnerable in our society are kept safe.
At the nonprofit organization Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, we have taken the precaution of closing our offices, construction sites, and ReStore home improvement outlet. We’ve done this to keep our valued volunteers, supporters, and members of the public safe.
We might have closed temporarily, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need your help. Dorchester Habitat for Humanity is one of the hundreds of volunteer organizations out there struggling to stay afloat during this time, so we need all the help we can get.
If you’re interested in finding out how you can help us continue bringing safe, affordable housing to the Summerville area during the pandemic, then read on.
Donate To Us
One of the easiest ways you can make a difference is to donate to Dorchester Habitat for Humanity. We have had to postpone our fundraising activities, but we still need money to keep our organization going and finance future projects. If you are in the fortunate position of having a secure job during this crisis, please consider donating to us. After all, once the pandemic is over, our services will be needed more than ever, so your community will greatly appreciate any money you can offer.
Sponsor A New Home
Any company owners looking to give back to the community can sponsor a new home during this challenging time. We have a range of home sponsorship options available, so you can find one that will suit your company and give you the chance to help someone in need.
Spread The Word
Our work remains vital, and after the pandemic is over, we’re going to need all the support we can get. To help us now, you can share details of our work and how it benefits your community on your social media pages. We have a blog full of insightful articles about our work and how you can get involved, so you can share lots of details with everyone you know. Tag our social media pages, and we can share your posts and get even more people interested in our vital work.
Consider Volunteering In The Future
As a purely volunteer-run organization, we rely on the time and effort of unpaid supporters. We’re not taking on new volunteers during this pandemic, but once we reopen, we’re going to need all the help we can get. Explore our volunteer opportunities and see if you’re able to help in the future. After all, you’ve probably got more free time right now, so you’ll have the opportunity to review all the roles we have on offer for volunteers and work out which one will be best for you.
Keep up to date with the latest developments, fundraising drives, and more by following our Facebook page. You can also visit our website to see the latest news and check if we’ve reopened our store and offices yet. Follow us so that you share up-to-date information and help us as soon as we’re open again.
Keep Yourself Safe
Your help and support are vital to our work, so we need you to stay safe. Follow all of the guidance given to you by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Some of the main points to remember are:
- Stay at home where possible, and only go out for essential roles such as buying food or medicine or going to work if your job is vital.
- Only allow members of your household into your home; do not welcome friends or guests.
- Please do not go to other people’s homes or interact with them closely in public places.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water or with hand sanitizer.
- Catch your coughs and sneezes in your elbow, not your hands.
- Keep your home clean and disinfect regularly used surfaces, such as door handles, banisters, and drawers.
- If you have any Coronavirus symptoms, such as a persistent dry cough and a fever, then do not leave your home. Instead, call your healthcare provider and ask them for guidance.
By keeping yourself safe and healthy, you’ll be giving us the chance to get back on our feet quickly with your support once the pandemic is over.
As a community-focused volunteer organization, we’re deeply committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy in our local area. We won’t reopen our offices and store until the Governor advises us that it is safe to do so.
If you want to find out more about how you can help Dorchester Habitat for Humanity during this crisis, get in touch today. We’re monitoring our emails and phone systems so that someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
For now, please stay safe and keep supporting us. We appreciate all the help, and we look forward to reopening and helping to provide safe housing again soon!