BENEFITING: Livingston County Habitat for Humanity
EVENT DATE: Nov 29, 2016
The Official Word: Livingston County Habitat for Humanity (LCHFH) believes that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety.
That's not always the case here in Livingston County.
The Story: Imagine trying to use the bathtub in your home but you can't because it has sunk into the floor of the trailer you are renting. The landlord doesn't fix it. Your kids are taking their baths in the kitchen sink.
Image your tweenage daughter coming home from school, every day, to find the neighbor man pee'ing off his porch. Indecent exposure or not, the police cannot arrest him because he hasn't been caught in the act.
Image living in a county where the average cost of a rental home starts at $1,400 per month. Then look at the average wage of an industrial worker being $10 per hour. The numbers just don't add up to include food, heat, water.
These are the stories that we hear everyday here at LCHFH. In fact, they are the stories of our current partner homeowners. The goal of this #GivingTuesday campaign is to raise enough money to purchase the flooring in our next home build. Groundbreaking will be in the early spring.
Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to read our story.