SME Industries, Inc. extends a heartfelt appreciation to all the participants of our 2022 annual charity event benefiting hundreds of individuals who are in need of a place to live. SME Industries, Inc. has chosen to partner with Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity in 2022. Habitat's vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward its vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity has three pillars of service:
- The ReStore, a home improvement thrift store that repurposes building materials and recycles home improvement items. The ReStore offers low-income families an economical pathway to improving their own homes.
- In 2012, we launched a Critical Home Repair Program with the aim of eliminating poverty housing conditions. Through this program, we pay for professional contractors to make critical repairs on existing homes, allowing individuals to maintain safe, healthy, and stable places to live. Over the last five years, we have provided critical repairs for 193 houses, benefitting 557 people, including 206 children. This year we are working to identify families/homes where the homes themselves are contributing to making the homeowners sick.
- New home construction provides long-term housing solutions for low-income families. Families we serve earn 30-60 percent of the Annual Median Income (AMI). They invest 225 hours of sweat equity working to build their homes. These are hardworking families who often work multiple jobs. In addition to providing stable housing solutions, Habitat also provides comprehensive financial education and life skills training to these hardworking, low-income families in Salt Lake County.
With the financial help provided by you and others, and the help of hundreds of volunteers, we plan to continue to work towards our vision, a world where everyone has a decent place to live.