On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Deerfield volunteers will once again join with other local community groups to build a home with Asheville’s Habitat for Humanity. The home will be ready for deserving occupants by the end of October, 2015. Safe and decent housing
provides families the opportunity for stability, security, and personal and professional development.
While Deerfield participation in this worthwhile project takes place every 2 years, our connections to Habitat for Humanity run deep. Deerfield residents Vic and Diane Scott were involved with the founding of this wonderful organization, and several of our employees, past and present, are the proud owners of Habitat homes. Many of our residents volunteer “Being regularly, some as often as two days per week, to help build Habitat houses.
In addition to home building, Deerfield participates in the work of Habitat in a number of ways. Since the beginning of 2014, our residents have donated $8,800 to Habitat through Directed Outreach. Also, when Deerfield remodels cottages and apartments, we donate our used kitchen cabinets, appliances, and other building materials to Habitat’s ReStore where they are sold and the proceeds help Habitat carry out its mission. This year alone, our in-kind donations total over $40,000. Habitat prides itself on providing volunteers with a building experience that is safe, well-organized, educational, and fun. No special skills are required, just the physical ability to move around a job site and the desire to work together with others to accomplish the tasks that are assigned. Every Friday is a half day, which isn’t quite as taxing physically. If you would like to volunteer, call Cheryl Gettinger, Director of Philanthropy at 828-274-1531 ext. 3206. We welcome you to join Deerfield and be a part of this worthy endeavor!