Our Greensboro Bar Habitat Project continues to move forward. We have two things to share.
First, Great News! Thanks to many generous contributions from so many of you, we have completed the fundraising for the house. A total of over $63,348 has been contributed by the GBA membership. The GBA Foundation will contribute the balance of our $75,000 commitment. We cannot thank you enough for this success, which shows your heart for this work and your dedication to our community. We have also received volunteer commitments from six building teams – the District Court Judges, Fox Rothschild, Brooks Pierce, Schell Bray, Nexsen Pruet, and the Syngenta Legal Department; and many of you have signed up as individual volunteers on the Giving Page. So, we have a great head start on our volunteer recruitment for the house construction.
Second, we want to let you know of a delay in starting construction. We had been planning on starting September 18. We have decided to delay the start until early next year. The homeowner that Habitat was considering for our house is still working to qualify with Habitat, and so our homeowner will probably come from the next round of homeowner applicants. The delay will give Habitat more time to select a homeowner for us. The other reason for the postponement is the new COVID outbreak and our concern about whether it will be safe for our volunteers to work together this Fall. After reviewing all options, our committee decided that the best alternative is to wait until our homeowner has been selected and the COVID uncertainty is behind us.
We will share the new starting date and full construction schedule well in advance. We will also schedule the building teams and open a website for individual members to volunteer for their preferred work dates.
Many thanks for your enthusiastic and generous support for this project. We look forward to working with you and our homeowner at the site and to building on the success we have already achieved.
If you have any questions, please feel to contact Bill Cooke at [email protected] or by calling him at 336-772-5923.
Best to you all. We will be in touch!
GBA Habitat Committee