From Our Executive Director: A Bold Leap This New Year
I hope this newsletter finds you all well. At the end of December, I blogged – my first blog post! – about what we accomplished together in 2014. That post featured a short list of highlights, including the announcement of our Aging in Place initiative, perhaps the most exciting endeavor in our history. Memphis Habitat will, in partnership with SOS and MLGW, serve 500 Shelby County seniors over the next two years. This is an exciting time at Memphis Habitat, and I am so thrilled to share the journey with you.
Your continued support has given us the freedom to explore new opportunities to serve the community. Your support has given us the courage to reach beyond the simple definition of our mission and get to the heart of what we do at Habitat. Our program is about homeownership that’s sustainable, not just for first-time homebuyers but also for homeowners who’ve spent their lives in this community and want to remain a part of it. Thanks to The Plough Foundation, we’ll be able to help 500 seniors stay in their homes longer.
I encourage you to click HERE to read this latest issue of Blueprint to read more about the recent activities you've made possible. Because of you, our donors and friends, we at Memphis Habitat can dare to be bold. Thank you for inspiring us to continue to find ways to improve the lives of those in need.
P.S. WMC-Action News 5 did a wonderful story about the announcement of the Aging in Place Program. The piece featured a face that’s familiar to newsletter readers – Oliver Rollins – whose story we featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Blueprint. Mr. Rollins was served by our Uptown critical repair program and is a great example of what the Aging in Place Program will mean for 500 Shelby County seniors over the next two years. Go to that post on our Habitat News blog to watch this incredible segment.