Transforming Lives Changing Neighborhoods Campaign
We need your help to transform lives and change neighborhoods!
This comprehensive campaign with a goal of raising 6.4 million dollars will build in three ways: build families, building homes and building sustainability.
$250,000 will be used to build a transformational family support program. Resources will be developed to further assist prospective applicants, as well as to further educate and assist approved partner families for successful financial literacy and homeownership.
$6 million will be used for new home construction for approved Habitat partner families, with the goal of building 500 homes by 2018. Habitat has currently built 444.
$150,000 will be used to strengthen comprehensive resource development and communications activities with potential investment in alternative revenue streams.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF EVANSVILLE ANNOUNCES $6.4 MILLION CAMPAIGN TO TRANSFORM LIVES, CHANGE NEIGHBORHOODS
Evansville, Ind. – Over 100 people gathered in Johnson Hall at the Deaconess Hospital Main Campus on Tuesday, November 24 to hear Habitat for Humanity of Evansville officials announce a $6.4 million comprehensive capital campaign to “Transform Lives, Change Neighborhoods.”
Over 80 per cent of the goal has already been committed in the campaign’s silent phase, and the homebuilding non-profit announced the campaign’s public phase will begin today.
Linda White, a member of the Habitat campaign cabinet, said “Last year Deaconess Hospital donated 17 land parcels in close proximity to the hospital’s main campus. A Deaconess employee now owns a new Habitat home on that property. Home ownership offers a sense of pride and achievement.”
“As the campaign slogan says, ‘It’s What’s Inside That Counts,’ and we know that good families make good employees. Good families make good neighborhoods so it’s a win-win for Deaconess and for the entire Jacobsville Neighborhood.”
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke applauded Habitat for Humanity of Evansville’s work over the past 30 years. “Habitat helps hardworking families move into center city neighborhoods, strengthen the tax base there and help the city’s blight fight.”
Campaign co-chairs are Alan and Sharon Braun. Alan Braun is the former owner and president of Industrial Contractors, now Industrial Contractors SKANSKA, where he still serves as a senior advisor. The Alan and Sharon Braun Family Foundation are major donors to the campaign.
Braun explained how the $6.4 million will be invested in Vanderburgh and Posey Counties. “Our goal is to build the 500th Habitat home by 2018. We’re at 444 right now. We must double our capacity to meet that goal.”
“We’re looking for prospective partner families to buy these houses. That means steady employment and decent credit. Our goal is to infuse center city neighborhoods with solid, stable, financially secure and civically engaged homeowners. The near downtown needs Habitat homeowners who put down roots and get involved in the community,” said Braun.
Habitat homeowner Emily Baxter Parker and her son Lindsey challenged the community to get behind the project, “Habitat made a difference in my life and I want other families to have that blessing.”
For more information contact Beth Folz, executive director, at 812-423-5623 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org