A plea to able, unvaccinated volunteers and supporters
The rise of COVID-19 cases recently is being called a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” by the CDC yet we are incredibly fortunate as a nation to have ample access to numerous safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations. Your decision, if you are able to receive a vaccine, about whether to be vaccinated has a substantial impact on the health and wellness of those around you — your friends, family, co-workers and community. Ongoing outbreaks, especially where low vaccination rates exist, have a direct, negative impact on the mission and vision of Habitat for Humanity. Outbreaks limit our ability to bring people together in Pasco County to build homes — reducing our production, curbing affordable homeownership in the communities we serve, and dampening the hopes of our homeowner families, who now, more than ever, need a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity implores all who are able to consider their neighbors, their communities, and delay their vaccination decision no longer. You are needed. You are needed to restore hope in our neighbors, our communities, and our organization, to demonstrate that we can rise above concerns about our individual liberties, set aside our personal preferences and assumptions, and take action to protect the health and wellness of everyone.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
- Science Brief: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination
- COVID-19 Data Tracker: Cases in Your County
Last updated: 9/14/2021
At Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County, the safety and well being of our staff, homeowners, and supporters are a top priority. We are closely monitoring all of the breaking developments and following guidance from both the CDC and the WHO regarding COVID-19. We will continue to provide updates on the measures our affiliate is taking.
We understand the situation is evolving daily, so for additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control’s website for their latest reports. Please continue to stay engaged with us on social media and on our website as we will provide updates on dedications, volunteer opportunities and events.
Our offices are open by appointement only. If your request requires an in person visit please you call or email for an appointment. We do not anticipate reopening to walk-ins before 2022. We continue to move our mission forward. Habitat staff are available by email and phone. Please visit the front porch of our office for homebuyer applications, mailing envelopes, and other literature as needed. There is also a drop box for your convenience. We are taking appointments on the covered back patio area as well.
Our Construction sites require advanced registration that is limited. Please contact us to inquire about volunteer openings, 352-567-1444, firstname.lastname@example.org
When you arrive on site, please be prepared to have your temperature taken, face covering are required, please bring your own personal drinking water, you may supply you own hand tools (not required), and please practice social distancing practices. We have wash stations available, cleaning supplies, tools, and materials needed for the project.
Restore in Zephyrhills is OPEN
Our Zephyrhills ReStore is OPEN Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm. We will are limiting shoppers inside the store, following guidelines on social distancing, cleaning, and mask wearing. For those who prefer alternatives - we continue to offer online shopping, contactless payment, and curbside pickup as needed. We are scheduling donation pickups. We will pick up items from a garage or driveway and from a safe social distance. Our donation drive thru is also open, please stay in your vehicle, open your truck, and our team will unload for you. Please call the store for additional information on any of these services. Thank you for supporting your local Habitat ReStore.
The ReStore posts almost daily on the Facebook Page
Homeownership program & home dedications
Our homeownership program continues to partner with local families and individuals to help make their homeownership dreams a reality. We are processing applications, scheduling closings, and screening applicants.
Habitat Homeowners and Homeowner Candidates with questions regarding mortgages or the homeownership program can reach us at (352) 567-1444.
Many of our hardworking homeowner candidates perform jobs right at the forefront of this crisis, including health care workers, teachers, service sector employees—those to whom if they missed a paycheck could mean catastrophe. If you made plans to volunteer or support Habitat for Humanity in the next few weeks or months, please consider supporting our mission through an online donation today!
Pasco County COVID Services - https://www.pascohomelesscoalition.org/pascocountyservices/
Pasco County Health Department - http://www.floridahealth.gov/index.html
National VaccineFinder - https://vaccinefinder.org/
Florida DOH Vaccines - https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/
Federal Vaccine Sites - https://www.patientportalfl.com/