It’s the start of a new decade, and with new beginnings come new hopes, challenges and joys to experience in our community. Central Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking forward to the next 10 years with a vision of continuing to expand our capacity for building, as well as our capacity to help those in need in our community. Affordable housing issues still abound in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, meaning that there are still families and individuals that will be going into a new decade struggling to afford the unrealistic rent prices available in our area.
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step, so let 2020 be the first step on our path towards stable, safe and affordable housing for everyone struggling in our community!
What to Look Forward to in 2020
This year is starting off with a bang! We have two home dedications during the month of January at 226 Kelley St. and 550 Norwood St. in Harrisonburg. This will quickly be followed by four more dedications over February and March as we place families in Timberville, 232 Kelley St., and the duplex at Roberts Ct.
While dedications are taking place construction won’t stop, a new home will be excavated this spring in Dayton for the Shifflett family and volunteering will start as early as February on that home! We also have plans for a duplex in Broadway and a few homes on Virginia Ave. in Harrisonburg.
We already have multiple groups signed up for volunteer work days and hope to see almost every Saturday this year filled with a volunteer group!
Volunteering with Us is Easier than Ever!
Volunteering with our organization is easier than ever this year as we have moved to a completely online system of scheduling. We use SignUp.com to manage our volunteer calendar and make sure that everyone is organized and aware of what dates are available.
To volunteer with us you can head to the volunteer page on our website to fill out the information form, and from there to our calendar! We ask that you please fill out the sign-up sheet before signing up to volunteer so that we know if you have any needs that would need to be met.
To sign up for your day, head to the calendar and choose the day you would like to volunteer, they tend to fill up fast on weekends! For a tutorial of how to sign-up, head to our recent blog post about how to use the calendar here.
Events to Look Forward to in 2020
We have many exciting events planned for this year, including our annual banquet! Some events already have pre-determined dates and some are still TBA, please check the calendar on our homepage to see what dates are coming up. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to see what events will be happening soon!
Jan. 19 @ 3:00 PM: Home dedication for 226 Kelley St. in Harrisonburg
Jan. 26 @ 3:00 PM: Home dedication for 550 Norwood St. in Harrisonburg
Feb/March TBA: Home dedications for 232 Kelley St, 14740 Daffodil Dr. and the duplex at Roberts Ct.
April 22, 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM: The Great Community Give 2020
May 18 @ 6:00 PM: CVHFH Annual Fundraising Banquet @ JMU Festival Center
August – November TBA: Fall Events
December TBA: Advent Calendar, Annual Christmas Concert