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 office located at 1512 S. Main Street in Farmville remains open.
VOLUNTEERS: Effective March 16, 2020, volunteering on build sites and at our ReStore will be suspended. We will reevaluate this in 2 weeks.
HOMEOWNERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Application deadlines for our current Homeownership Program have been extended until April 30. Applications may be dropped off at the office or mailed to Piedmont Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 816, Farmville, VA 23901.
RESTORE: Beginning Tuesday March 24, the ReStore will be closed to the public until April 7th. Our three ReStore employees will continue to work in the ReStore. 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. Our ReStore manager and head cashier will work inside the ReStore cleaning, sanitizing, rearranging, and adding options for online gift certificates and sales. We will miss seeing our customers every day, but we believe this is our part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please call the ReStore for more information, 434-392-6627.
MONETARY DONATION: Currently we have three homes under construction, with four 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) https://farmvillecares.org/ is now active. From the website- "Farmville Cares is a collective of area nonprofits coordinating to support our community and each other as we respond to COVID-19. Our goal is to provide a database of resources for those needing assistance or those seeking a tangible way to support their community." We are deeply thankful for Ilsa Loeser and the team at Letterpress Communication who have done this pro bono!
3) On Facebook, the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has started a public group, Farmville Area COVID-19 Resource Group with tons of great information- https://www.facebook.com/groups/228387298352745/
We are grateful to the Chamber and all they do to support the community!