▶️ $50,000 donation puts Habitat for Humanity on brink of capital campaign goal

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Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity announced Tuesday it has received a $50,000 donation, pushing it to the brink of its $4 million capital campaign goal to build new homes.

The donation from Laurie and Kent Thomas brings the non-profit’s total to $3.8 million. 

Habitat’s capital campaign, which launched in 2021, aimed to build 40 new affordable homes in Central Oregon by 2024 and establish a base for building another 20 homes per year after that.

The non-profit says it has already completed construction of 39 homes and should exceed its goal of 40 by November.

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Habitat says the need for affordable housing is growing faster than they can build and this campaign gives it an opportunity to grow its efforts.

“It just gives us a solid financial foundation to be able to continue to build homes for neighbors in need,” said Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity CEO Carly Colgan.

“We’ve seen Habitat complete multiple, high-quality developments in the past few years. And we love that the homes are built sustainably and with energy efficiency in mind,” said Laurie Thomas in a statement. “We’re so glad to be part of a larger campaign that will provide the stability of homeownership for so many hardworking local families.”

The announcement comes ahead of the Humanity in Action Fall Celebration on Nov. 2 at Tetherow. In addition to live music and a farm-to-fork dinner, Habitat homeowners will be telling their stories. The event happens 5:oo – 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.


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