During these unprecedented days resulting from COVID-19, we are proud to be part of a community that unites in care for one another. It is such an encouragement to see towns, counties, schools, businesses, churches, community organizations, and individuals rallying together to love our neighbors.
We join in prayer for our communities, state, nation, and world as we all learn to navigate these uncharted waters. Our prayer is that we may all experience the truth of Psalm 46:1- God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
In these days ahead, Piedmont Habitat for Humanity will continue to plan our operations in accordance with recommendations provided by the local government and the CDC. Our current status follows:
OFFICE: Our administrative offices located at 1512 S. Main Street in Farmville are open to the public- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday- 9:00AM-5:00PM; Tuesday and Thursday 1:30PM-5:00PM. Please contact staff at 434-394-3001.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteering on build sites is temporarily suspended.
RESTORE: The ReStore has reopened to the general public. Face coverings are required to be worn in the store. In addition, the store will close an hour earlier than normal each day to allow for a detailed cleaning. For now, our store hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-3:00, Closed Sunday and Monday. You may still drop off donations behind our store. In addition, our driver will continue to pick up donated items that are located outside of homes, such as on porches and in garages. Please call the ReStore for more information, 434-392-6627.
MONETARY DONATION: Currently we have one home under construction, with five additional families preparing for construction. As our community works to meet the many needs arising during this current state, the need for safe, decent, affordable housing continues.
Please show your support by considering a financial donation so construction of their brighter tomorrow can continue. You can donate quickly and securely on our website- https://piedmonthabitat.org/make-an-impact/donate.html
As neighbors continue to rally together and look after one another during these trying days, the care and concern being shown by all simply reminds us how proud we are to call our communities home.
Some great local resources have come up and are great to share with others:
Please note that the ones listed for Farmville have good information that covers the entire region.
1) STEPS Community Action Agency has a COVID-19 resource and referral hotline people can call with questions about needed resources. The number is 1-877-630-6458 and is manned and active 24 hours a day.
2) Do you need help paying your rent or mortgage due to a Covid-19 related loss of income? The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development may be able to help you. To apply, call 703-962-1884 or https://applications.deval.us/login/applications.
3) https://scvnn.org/ is now active. From the website- "South Central Virginia Nonprofit Network is a collective of area nonprofits coordinating to support our community and each other. The goal of this website is to provide a comprehensive list of essential services available to individuals and families in our 7-county service area. This site features nonprofits and agencies that fill a critical need and are locally based or are a regional/national nonprofit organization with a local presence.."