Habitat For Humanity: A Helping Hand in every Community
Date Posted: September 2, 2019
Everyone has seasons of struggles in their life, that is why the Habitat For Humanity is always there with love and care.
What it’s all about
“What I enjoy most is the team I work with. They all are there to help and they want to be there. Everybody is great to each other and helps out, plus they are all passionate about the cause”
Recently, Dreamscape had the pleasure of speaking with Jessica Grybek, the Marketing Coordinator at the Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Jessica has been with them for 3 years and is loving every minute of it. She was able to give us some insight on what their organization is all about. This particular location was founded in 1978 and, is actually in a tie for the oldest of Habitat Humanity. Their main focus is to create a world where every person has a decent place to live.
Habitat For Humanity offers a home ownership program, along with building homes, renovations, and pairing with families to make sure they have a pathway for affordable housing and home ownership. I would agree with you that this organization is quite wonderful, but how do they pull it off? By not doing it alone, of course! From partnering with donors, to hard working volunteers it takes a whole team to get the job done! Our local location of Collier County builds in Naples and Immokalee. With having such a great team of people behind them they were able to recently celebrate their 2,200th home this year! That is such an incredible win and I can’t believe the impact they’ve made in just this community alone.
Okay, now I’m interested!
Are you someone who is struggling with finding a safe and secure home, or simply just somewhere warm to lay your head at night? Please, don’t be afraid, they can help! We asked what the best way to apply is and she advised for people to go directly to the local office. During the time you’re there, they will do a quick pre-qualification interview. She recommends this because their application is so extensive that they will meet with you first to make sure you will qualify. This part of the process is easy and will typically only take 15-30 minutes. Once you pass the prerequisites, they will continue to help you along to the application process. If you do not qualify… no worries! They will still work with you to them get things in order and be a constant resource for you. I have even included the link to the families and communities prequalifying flyer.
Currently they don’t have any events coming up. Their primary focus is on the personal relationships with their volunteers and donors. As a successful nonprofit they are always in need of resources and a helping hand. Right now their biggest need is volunteers to help with the job sites. As for the stores, their biggest sellers are appliances, varying from kitchen items and bedroom sets, to washer and dryers. If you are in need or if you are interested in lending your time, Habitat For Humanity is just one click away.