NewsCovering Kentucky


Habitat for Humanity in need of donations

Posted at 9:54 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 21:54:13-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — As we all know, the coronavirus has has impacted many things in our lives. But one thing that remains a constant is Habitat for Humanity's drive to help low income families.

Habitat for Humanity says they had plans to build nine homes this year. However, the coronavirus has halted some of those plans.

"The bulk of construction happens with sponsor groups and the folks they send out to do it," Habitat for Humanity CEO Rachel Childress explained. "So we had to stop using volunteers pretty early in this process."

A house on Sixth Street is still under construction. The few workers that are still there are putting up drywall, painting and finishing the front porch.

"The rules are pretty stringent. If you're over here working, they're not working in the same rooms and they're making sure they're keeping the distance," Childress said.

In the meantime, Habitat for Humanity is asking the community for donations so they can complete this year's projects.

"But we also hope people will do, is pray for us and send us good wishes. And stay healthy at home and take care of themselves so that ultimately, we can all come back together again and work together to make sure everyone has a decent place to live," Childress said.