Our program serves individuals & families earning between 30% & 60% of the median income who currently live in substandard housing (lack of indoor plumbing, no access to safe drinking water, unreliable heating, unsafe sewage disposal). Applicants to our program have included a clerk at the local grocery store, a waitress at a popular restaurant, a county police officer, a sanitation truck driver, a lady that works with handicap adults —people we encounter in our everyday lives.
Our volunteers are women, men, & children over 14 from all walks of life. Some are experienced builders, some have never been involved with construction, many are retiree's that donate their time and many are working people that donate a Saturday - all working to make our community a better place to live.
There is no shortage of applicants for our houses. We reach ourtarget audience through a two county-wide Application Drive which is heavily advertised through local newspapers, radio public service announcements, and at community locations such a libraries and post offices. One application drive generated over 34 applicants. Increasing our building rate will mean that a greater number of families can be served and substandard housing in our two counties eradicated at a more rapid rate. Byhelping us provide access to three more construction sites, you will be helping us accelerate our progress toward improving the lives of three more families currently living in substandard conditions in Lancaster/Northumberland Counties.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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