building a stronger community together
a message from our ceo and board chair
It was a very good year for affordable housing in Greensboro. Not only did we kick-off a home build for our 500th family’s journey to homeownership, but we also witnessed the strength of our community as we rebuilt from the devastation of the April 15, 2018, tornado. Our community truly rallied behind families like Yolanda and Kenley, who lost their home in the tornado.
When the tornado ripped through East Greensboro, Kenley watched as three large trees fell directly on their home. Miraculously Kenley and Yolanda were not injured, but their home was damaged beyond repair. Having no homeowner’s insurance, they weren’t sure how they would repair their home – until Yolanda reached out to Councilwoman Sharon Hightower and her neighborhood community center where Habitat Greensboro and City of Greensboro staff were there to help.
In partnership with the City of Greensboro’s Storm Recovery Alliance, Pella Windows, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, their home was the first to be completely rebuilt after the tornado. Thanks to the generosity of community donors, and along with our GreensboroHousing Hub partners, the City of Greensboro, and East Greensboro Now, an additional 59 damaged homes were repaired this year.
Our community’s recovery over the past year shows the strength and resilience of Greensboro – traits that are also embodied by each of our Habitat Greensboro’s homeowners. And, it is the continued strength and generosity of our community that will ensure that more families can
know the safety and security of home in the future.
Thank you for your generous support of Habitat Greensboro.
President & CEO