Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) has received a grant of $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to support restart operations. The grant is from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund and will be used to purchase signage, thermometers, gloves, cleaning supplies and masks necessary to continue operations safely through the COVID19 pandemic.
“It is vital for both the safety and peace of mind of not only our staff, but the people that we serve to have adequate personal protective equipment and that we have appropriate cleaning and social distancing measures in place,” says Tom Hutchison, Executive Director of GCHFH in a press statement. “No one could have predicted the unexpected costs of public health signage, new cleaning supplies and processes, and personal protective equipment. We are extremely grateful to the Community Foundation for meeting this crucial need.”
About Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1990, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is one of nearly 1,200 United States affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity International in 1976 with the vision of eliminating poor housing conditions and homelessness from the world. Throughout the last 40 years, Habitat for Humanity International has maintained its vision of a world in which everyone has a decent place to live, incorporating both housing and community/neighborhood development in its mission of building homes, communities and hope. Since its founding, GCHFH has built, rehabilitated or repaired more than 500 homes throughout Genesee County. In 2015, GCHFH was named as an Affiliate of Distinction, placing the organization in the top 1 percent of Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationally for its high standards in excellence, leadership and innovation.
About the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF)
The CFGF serves the common good in Genesee County — building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. CFGF helps donors support the causes they care about, today or through their estates. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $130 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its Community Funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc.