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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Habitat for Humanity relies on the community to help build its homes.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced you to many people helping to build a Habitat home right now.

But Habitat also relies on many of you at home to help as well, and you don’t even have to pick up a hammer.

“Without the fundraising we couldn’t build homes.”

Before the first nail is ever hammered, the money to build that home has to be secured. And the Evansville Habitat for Humanity looks to you for help.

“For us, donations range from everything to 10 dollars to a half a million dollars.”

There are several ways to donate to you local Habitat affiliate. Perhaps the easiest is by going online to the Evansville Habitat website and clicking on “donate now”.

“Look at what you’d like to donate to. A lot of times you have something pressing on your heart that you’d like to see done. So, we have a lot of things on our menu you can donate to. Press on that and tell us what you’d like to give.”

Another way to donate is through direct mail. All the money you give, they say, will go to your local Habitat affiliate.

And if you’re looking to donate more than just a few dollars you could sponsor a home.

“They could either come up with the money right now. They could do it through stocks and bonds, they could do it through securities, they can do it through leaving a legacy for us in their will and a lot of times they come together as a group in their family and put together funds to sponsor a home. And I mean, that’s building it from top to bottom for that home.”

And if you would like to donate and get something in return, there’s Habitat Restore that opened in 2017.

“If people have things that are gently used – building supplies, furniture, hardware, home goods, except for bedding and things like that – but we take them, we resale them to the public and all the proceeds go to build a home for a Habitat family.

Evansville’s Habitat for Humanity also has two big fundraising events coming up. The first is Habi-Tea. It’ll be held on August 22nd at the Evansville Country Club. All proceeds from that will benefit the Women’s Build.

Then early next year, The Hard Hats and High Heels event will be held at Tropicana.

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(This story was originally published on August 1, 2019)

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