From Kelle Shultz, President/CEO
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
Last Updated: July 2, 2020
As each day has brought more and more updates on the spread and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to keep you informed about the actions we are taking in response to the situation. The safety and well-being of Habitat employees, families, Covenant Partners, sponsors, volunteers and ReStore customers are our top priority concerning this pandemic. We have a protocol in place to ensure continuity in our operations and continued service to our ministry and mission.
As we have recently stated, we want to assure you that Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is closely monitoring the developments. We are following updates and guidance from Habitat for Humanity International, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Knox County Health Department. Administrative staff are working from the office location again as of May 1, 2020. Please contact administrative staff by phone or email to set up appointments. Visit knoxvillehabitat.com/staff for contact information.
The Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore reopened on Monday, May 4, 2020. We are taking precautions to ensure the safety and well being of our customers, donors and staff. Please click here to learn more.
*As of Friday, July 3, 2020 per local mandates, we require that all masks be worn in our office and ReStore locations, and we encourage and offer masks at each of our outdoor construction sites.
We appreciate the commitment, support and patience of all Covenant Partners and volunteers that have been on standby as we continue to evaluate the situation, adjust build schedules and update protocols as needed.
Volunteers: As of December 3, 2020, we are limiting the number of people on build sites and volunteer projects to no more than 10. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to register for volunteer shifts. Once you have signed up to volunteer, you’ll receive an email explaining all the safety precautions we are following. For any questions about signing up to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of you, over 700 families are weathering this pandemic from a safe and affordable home. Housing problems persist, and we have not stopped our efforts to advocate for those who are in need of a safe and affordable place to call home. We appreciate your partnership and commitment to our ministry, our beloved community and the families we serve. Please contact us with any questions and continue to keep the families in our program in your prayers as they also make adjustments during this time.
To donate or learn more about Knoxville Habitat, visit knoxvillehabitat.com.