Habitat Franklin County E-Newsletter March 2024

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Message from the Executive Director: Welcome to Spring!  The winter has been a busy time for us and we have many irons in the fire.  For all of our volunteers, we are in the process of choosing the next Habitat Homeowner and will start building soon!  Be on the lookout for eblasts asking for volunteers on Wednesday or Saturday. Habitat is hosting an event at the Skelton 4-H Center in Wirtz on May 16th.  There will be an opportunity to help your community by giving to Habitat.  If you want to be included on the invitation list, please email [email protected] or call 540-483-8884.We are also hosting Facebook Live on Thursdays at 2pm to spotlight the ReStore.  Please follow us on Facebook and learn about the ReStore and all the cool merchandise we have. Thank you to the Franklin County community for all of your support over the years!  We’ve been here since 1994 and couldn’t have done it without you. Please consider clicking on  and supporting this great cause.  Thank you!
Sheila Overstreet, Executive Director
Volunteer Spotlight

We are extremely grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity’s work. Not only do volunteers help Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County provide affordable housing solutions for families in need, but they also help to strengthen our community by setting aside their valuable time to help others. Volunteering for Habitat is a truly rewarding and fun experience that you will never forget! 

We also offer group build days for area businesses, clubs, churches and other groups that are interested in volunteering together. This is a great way to make an impact on the local community while strengthening your team.

If you or others you know would like to receive volunteer email updates, or if you would like to schedule a team build day, we’d love to add you to our list! Send names and email addresses to our construction manager, Bill, at [email protected]
Critical Home Repair Spotlight

Do you know someone who needs a repair or modification to their home, but can’t afford to cover the full cost? In addition to building affordable housing, we also provide Critical Home Repair services to low-to-moderate income homeowners in Franklin County. The Critical Home Repair program helps homeowners alleviate critical health and safety issues in and around their homes, and helps older homeowners age in place safely. Visit our website at HabitatFCVA.org to learn more or stop by the ReStore to pick-up an application. For more information about Critical Home Repairs, please contact [email protected].
Types of Repairs Offered:

Electrical Systems, Water and Plumbing Systems, Accessibility Modifications, Walk-in-Showers, Grab Bars, Roof Repairs, Ramps, Exterior Doors and Windows, Critical Home Systems, Weatherization and Energy Efficiency.

We are excited to announce that the Habitat ReStore is now open:      Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm for added shopping convenience!
The ReStore is an upscale thrift store and is a great place to find furniture, tools, housewares, appliances, antiques, and much more. When you support the ReStore by shopping or donating, you are contributing to the construction of affordable housing, as well as the Critical Home Repair program that improves health and safety outcomes and allows families to remain in their homes right here in Franklin County. Come in and find your treasure!
The ReStore is located at: 1145 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 Need help with your large donations? Call 540-263-8195 or go online to habitatfcva.org to schedule a free pickup!
You can make a difference!

Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities. With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own. Your financial support, your voice and your time will help bring strength, stability and independence to families in need of a decent place to live in Franklin County. Donate today at http://HabitatFCVA.org.

For more information on our business sponsor program or for making planned and non-cash gifts, contact us at hello@habitatfcva.org