Building Strength and Stability
Just six weeks ago, I became the executive director of Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity. I accepted this position with a humble heart and a sincere commitment to serve Habitat’s mission. As a mother, I know firsthand the strength and stability that a safe, secure home gives to a family. Like you, I share Habitat’s vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. This vision is a challenge, however, and we have much good work to do to help our neighbors build and buy affordable homes and affordably repair and maintain the homes they already own.
This week’s home dedication, my first, was a joyous, emotional event and the highlight of my Habitat life thus far. It brought home all that I have learned in the last six weeks. As our 201st homeowner Khalilah said, “Habitat is an exceptional organization.” We are! We are a strong, mission-driven organization. Our homeowners, volunteers, friends, and staff are passionate, generous people who serve with kindness and enthusiasm. They want to be part of a just community that cares for one another, that works together to make a difference. I do too.
I look forward to meeting you and to working by your side to bring our shared vision to life.
In the spirit of home and community,