Starting today, Wilkes Habitat for Humanity is now known as Hometown Habitat for Humanity! We’re the same local Habitat for Humanity chapter you’ve always know, we’ve just gotten a little bit bigger.
Hometown HFH was formed from the merger of Wilkes HFH and Upper Yadkin Valley HFH on July 1, 2020. Our organization has offices in Wilkesboro & Elkin, and serves Wilkes, Yadkin, and Surry Counties in NC. The two chapters that merged have been operating in this region since 1988, and we raise 100% of our funds in the organization’s local service area.
Wilkes HFH and Upper Yadkin Valley HFH have always had a large overlap in our service areas in eastern Wilkes County, and with the ever-increasing costs of building materials, mortgage lending compliance, and the various types of insurance coverage that are necessary to carry out our mission, the merger makes great sense at this time. By eliminating tens of thousands of dollars of redundant expenditures and combining our resources, we will now be able to build more Habitat homes in every part of our service area than the two chapters would have been able to build had they stayed separate.
Our organization has big plans for the next couple of years, with several new homes planned for Wilkesboro and Yadkinville, as well as Elkin & Jonesville.
Hometown HFH operates the Habitat ReStores located in Jonesville and Wilkesboro, where proceeds from the sale of new and gently used items help to fund the local affordable shelter ministry.
Habitat was designed from day one to be a network of independent local chapters that raise funds only in the places we serve, and local support is as critical as ever to making Habitat’s affordable shelter ministry possible.