GREENSBORO, North Carolina, March 31, 2020 - The impact of COVID-19 has led to a significant disruption in revenue for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro. With this loss in revenue, Habitat Greensboro has made the difficult decision to reduce employees’ work schedules.
“This change became necessary with the temporary closure of both of our ReStores earlier this month, causing major revenue losses,” said David Kolosieke, president and chief executive officer. “In consultation with our Board of Directors, we are instituting these operational changes effective April 1, 2020.”
In a video staff meeting today, Kolosieke informed all employees that these operational measures will continue through April 30, 2020, with ongoing evaluation. Thanks to the continued generosity of the local community, Habitat Greensboro can continue providing standard medical, disability, and life insurance benefits to employees during this period.
“Our employees, homeowners and the greater Greensboro community remain our top priority,” said Kolosieke. “As we navigate these unprecedented waters, we are grateful for the support and encouragement of the local community and our local, state and federal governments.”
Habitat Greensboro, a founding member of the Greensboro Housing Hub, continues to collaborate with partner agencies to help families struggling with affordable housing. Recognizing that the economic impact will be felt most greatly by those already facing housing instability, Housing Hub partners are continuing services during this time.
“As we look to the future, we know that with everyone working together, our community will emerge stronger,” Kolosieke said. ”Working together we will build a more equitable community, where everyone can achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.”
He invited the Greater Greensboro individuals and organizations to partner with Habitat Greensboro “to strengthen our local community” with an online visit to: https://habitatgreensboro.org/give/
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER GREENSBORO
With the help of thousands of volunteers and 36 staff members, Habitat Greensboro renovates and repairs approximately 20 homes annually.
Since its inception in 1987, Habitat Greensboro has completed more than 500 homes in Greensboro, as well as 450 units in Honduras, Jordan, and Kenya.