We’re reaching out to give an update on the wildfire disaster that has been raging through our service area over the past six days, and we sincerely hope that besides the smoke, the fires have not affected you. We are pleased to report that none of our Partner Families have been injured, and none of our Habitat houses have been damaged. For that we are extremely grateful.
During 2020, like you, Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity (SNHfH) has been enduring a relentless barrage of challenges, and it is a testament to the resolve of our board, staff, and volunteers, that we have weathered all of them reasonably well. We must continue to do so to ensure that our support for the families we’ve served will go on, and so that SNHfH can support those in need who we have yet to serve. While the challenges of this year persist, we must forge ahead with most of our plans, not because we are oblivious to the pain and suffering endured by so many people around us, but precisely because all these events have made the need for decent and affordable housing for low-income members of our communities even more critical.
In the next few days, we are sending out details about Habitat in the Vineyards, our exciting virtual fundraising event coming up on September 19th. We’ll have the usual attractions of a fundraising event like silent and live auctions, as well as some special presentations that are not possible during an in-person event. Event registration is free, and we hope you will join us.
Among all the devastation I saw during my commute to the office this morning, I noticed something that epitomizes our resolve to get the job done no matter what headwinds we encounter (see photo above). We hope we can count on your support as we face all these challenges together!
– Andrew Killeen, Executive Director of Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity