Dear Friends & Partners:
2013 was a year of full of growth, challenges, and milestones. Our appreciation and gratitude is extended personally to each and every one of our supporters; your selfless efforts are making way for a stronger, more vibrant community that we call home.
Affordable homeownership opportunities and resident-led community engagement efforts are building strong and resilient communities throughout Western South Dakota.
NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources’ community outreach program had over 1600 volunteers donate 27,000 hours of their time to improve our community. Volunteers pariticpated in neighborhood block club engagements such as Paint the Town, Warm & Safe, Plant Swap and Group WorkCamps.
In July of 2013, NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources welcomed 433 teenagers and adult leaders from all over the country to participate in the 7th Annual Group WorkCamps. Christian volunteers traveled to the Northern Hills to perform house repairs of all varieties. Together the volunteers logged 12,990 hours, performing more than $120,000 worth of work on 57 homes. All of the materials were purchased throughin-kind and monetary donations. Many of the homeowners would have never been able to improve their home without the volunteers and the community’s generous donations.
In 2013, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources invested over $200,000 in home rehab funds to provide 23 homeowners with opportunities to improve the health and safety of their home. Preserving our communities’ stock of existing homes is vital to the sustainability and future growth of our community.
NeighborWorks® has assisted families with homeownership opportunities for over twenty years, and in 2014 we reached the landmark achievement of 1,000 families in homes. This joyous landmark is not celebrated alone, it takes a web of interlocking partners to develop and sustain healthy, vibrant communities. None of us can do it alone.
Thank you to all who contributed to NWDHR’s ongoing Campaign for Homeownership. For every dollar NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources receives we are able to leverage $36 additional dollars to fund our programs and services. Whether through volunteering or capital contributions, we are able to maximize local and federal funds to achieve our mission thanks to great partners like you.
On behalf of the board of directors and staff of NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources, I thank you for your support in making the dream of homeownership a reality for our families.
Eric Fowler - NWDHR Board President
2013-2014 Annual Report: http://issuu.com/neighborworkssd/docs/2014_annual_report_web_/1