Monroe County Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser Draws Huge Crowd

On Saturday, April 30th, the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) hosted a warehouse sale in Tobyhanna. After Lowes donated over $350,000 worth of brand new merchandise, the MCHFH was able to put this sale together with the proceeds helping to fund Habitat for Humanity in continuing its mission to help everyone in Monroe County have a safe and decent place to live.

Volunteers from all walks of life came out to support MCHFH’s mission. Devin Fischetti, a volunteer from Calvary Chapel, was pleased to help out, saying, “It was an incredible surprise, I came here not really knowing what to expect, but then I found out that this is a really great way to help people, help the community, and understand what’s happening. I didn’t realize that Habitat for Humanity is also working towards helping people get housing. Right now, we are selling furniture, but who knows what it’s going to be the next time?”

According to their website, Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s mission is “Seeking to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s main focus for 2022 is Home Preservation. This program allows homeowners who are affected by low income, old age, or disability to make necessary repairs on their homes. When these critical repairs are not made, homes can potentially become condemned. There is a great need for these types of repairs in our county.” The over fifteen thousand dollars made that day in sales will help continue funding this mission.

Steve Ertle, who sits on the board of directors of MCHFH, said, “This sale was a great opportunity for the community to save money and support Habitat for Humanity. What you buy goes directly back to Habitat for Humanity, and that’s what it’s about, helping the community and getting people in better housing. That’s one of the main goals. We support the community in any way we can.”

Kelly Jean Kemmerer, Executive Director of MCHFH, is pleased with the sale, “We are so grateful for the donors That made the cell possible as well as the community for coming out and purchasing so many great items from us. We know that we can only continue to build better lives in Monroe County with the support of the community.”

If you missed this weekend’s sale, do not worry. With a ton of merchandise still on hand, MCHFH is in the early stages of planning another sale. Please follow Pocono Update for more information.

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