ZANESVILLE, Ohio-The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan County gave a large donation of $3,500 to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
The donation is set to be put towards building affordable housing for Muskingum residents. This is in keeping with the United Way’s mission for assisting local charitable organizations.
“The Impact Fund goes to any agency that works towards our community goals. It could be financial stability, education or health, with financial stability being long term shelter. We love what Habitat for Humanity does for the agency and the community and we love them.”, community impact coordinator Katie Grubbs said.
The Habitat for Humanity has built five houses on Mead Street in Zanesville but hit COVID related snags in procuring resources. This United Way donation helps them finish their constructions.
“What we learned was that some of the lumber companies had shut down production during the pandemic and the demand increased because people were staying home and doing projects. SO we started the project back up and costs had raised between twenty and fifty percent and we didn’t have the resources to bridge that gap. That’s where this Fund came in.”, director of community engagement Melissa Best told reporters.
Donations to the local Habitat for Humanity can be made on their website.