December 2016 Around Town 1

Habitat for Humanity

As we look “Around Town” at how non-profit organizations collectively help our community, Habitat for Humanity of the Roanoke Valley shines with its efforts.  Habitat for Humanity collaborates with the City of Roanoke and other housing partners to revitalize targeted neighborhoods.

Habitat constructs safe, durable, and affordable homes that are sold to low-middle income families and individuals.

Jenny Lee, Development Director, shared with us, Habitat for Humanity has recently moved to 3435 Melrose Avenue to focus its efforts in the NW neighborhood for the next several years.

The move harmonizes its efforts with the launch of Habitat’s construction and neighborhood revitalization in the Melrose and Orange Avenue neighborhood.

“We love getting to know the neighbors. Nearly every workday, folks have stopped by the sites to welcome us and take a look at what we’re doing,” adds, Brian Clark, Construction Director.

Habitat has embraced the Melrose community with its renovations of the former bowling alley, providing a much needed expansion for the Habitat ReStore. Sales from the ReStore help fund Habitat’s construction and activities  The ReStore offers new and used furniture, appliances, housewares, plumbing, building supplies, paint and other items.

To learn more and how to help and view upcoming events for Habitat for Humanity of the Roanoke Valley, go to or call 540 344 0747.

— Stephanie Scordas