During this unprecedented time, we at Nevada County Habitat for Humanity are committed to the well-being of our supporters, partners, volunteers and staff. Guided by local, state and federal recommendations and directives, Nevada County Habitat has taken the following actions. We also need your help to continue to deliver our mission as best we can during this time.
ReStore is now ReOpened for Shopping and Receiving Donations
Although ReStore could have remained open as an essential business (an exemption by the state as a hardware and other home-supply store and home repair services), we closed our doors out of an abundance of caution for all. ReStore reopened on Wednesday, May 6th, with a deep focus on keeping employees, customers, donors, and visitors safe.
- Open for shopping: Tuesday – Saturday , 9:00am to 6:00pm
- Open for material donations: 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Donation pickup service will be reinstated on May 20th, with safety protocols in place.
Required Safety Protocols
- We ask that all persons coming to shop or to donate items at ReStore wear a face mask/covering (we do not supply masks).
- A 6-foot requirement for physical distancing will be adhered to by all customers and staff.
- There will be a maximum of 40 shoppers at any given time.
- Hand-cleaning stations will be available at ReStore entrances.
- At this time, no pets will be allowed in ReStore.
We are pleased with the reopening of ReStore and serving you in this unprecedented time. All of us at Nevada County Habitat for Humanity thank you for your patience and loyalty.
Habitat Administrative Office is Closed to the Public
- Our administrative office at 236 Church Street is closed to the public.
- Our staff will be actively working and available via phone and email communications. Any scheduled in-person meetings are being conducted by phone, video-conference or re-scheduled.
- This closure will be in effect until the shelter-in-place directive is lifted.
All Habitat Volunteer Activities Have Been Put On-Hold
- For the safety and well-being of our volunteers, we have put office, committee, event and construction volunteer activities on-hold.
- We will re-commence volunteer activities when the shelter-in-place order is lifted (and when volunteers feel comfortable gathering after the directive is lifted).
Construction Activity is Closed to Volunteers
- Governor Newsom’s shelter-in-place directive excluded builders of affordable homes, allowing Habitat to remain operating. However, in order to preserve the well-being of our staff, vendors and volunteers, our construction activities at Park Place will be significantly reduced during this time.
- Construction activities will be limited to on-site activity conducted by staff and/or subcontractors; and even then, on-site presence will be limited to no more than 2-4 people who will practice responsible physical distancing.
- We will evaluate construction activities on a weekly basis, and will err on the side of extreme caution.
Here’s How You Can Help Us
We recognize this is an increasingly difficult time for individuals, businesses and organizations throughout our community and the nation. We are a nonprofit that relies on the generous support of others, and we need your help.
- Financial Support: As businesses throughout our community are impacted by closures, so are many Habitat homeowners. These families will certainly be concerned about continuing to make their mortgage payments. We are committed to working with each family during this uncertain time, but we need your financial support to sustain us in that. Please consider any financial support possible and click here to give a gift online or see other ways to give. When you give, you’ll help us do more to help them.
- Support the ReStore: ReStore is a key part of how we build homes with local families and this downtime will certainly be a hit to that effort. We will urgently need your donated items when we return. If you’re planning a donation drop-off, please hold on to your items and drop them off when we open again. Click here to learn more about donating items.
- Take Steps to Stay Healthy: We have a busy build season ahead of us and we’ll need your help to build homes!
- Stay Connected to Us: Visit our website for up-to-date information on the re-commencement of activities; sign-up for our e-newsletter (at the bottom of this page) to receive detailed information; follow us on Facebook.
We remain ready to build hope in families who need the strong foundation of decent, affordable housing, and to support one another during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please get in touch.