Faces of Habitat: Meet Savannah

Every day, our ReStore team supports our mission of building homes, communities, and hope through the power of teamwork, from leading a fleet of ReStore trucks to making curbside pickups. From greeting every ReStore shopper, keeping our stores in tip-top shape, and hosting groups of volunteers, our ReStore employees help to lay the groundwork for bringing our mission to life and making the dream of homeownership a reality for our homebuyers. Savannah, who runs our ReStore Call Center, not only embodies our mission but is central to Habitat’s work, generating much-needed revenue and serving as the first voice that many of our donors hear when reaching out to Habitat Chesapeake. 

Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Savannah moved to Maryland three years ago with her husband, who is an active-duty servicemember. As the Call Center Team Lead, Savannah speaks with every ReStore donor, managing and scheduling ReStore donation pickups while keeping the sales floors stocked with good stuff at great prices – which in turn leads to more revenue for our mission!

 

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It is amazing to see the amount of community support that we receive.

– Savannah

Even though the job is demanding, Savannah has found her time with Habitat Chesapeake both meaningful and rewarding. “There are multiple things about my job that I love. The people who support us and who donate to us are doing so because they really believe in supporting our mission. It is amazing to see the amount of community support that we receive.”

The community support that Savannah refers to has helped us raise more than $3.6 million to support Habitat Chesapeake’s mission and serve our communities. From donation pick-up to purchase, your support of our ReStores make a huge impact.

If you are interested in donating gently used furniture, appliances, or building materials to the Chesapeake ReStores, visit www.habitatchesapeake.org/restore-donation to schedule a pickup or call (410) 633-0506 for more information.

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About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (www.habitatchesapeake.org) brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 770 homes in 18 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,700 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.

Attention Habitat homeowners and Applicants: We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well! While we have suspended in-person meetings at this time due to social distancing recommendations, we are still here to serve you and answer questions you may have. Whether you are in the application process or an existing homeowner, our Homeowner Services staff is here to assist. Currently, the best way to reach us is to call our main office line at 410-366-1250 (9am-5pm) and follow our updated directory. These calls are being forwarded to our staff who are working remotely- if they are on another call or unable to answer please leave a voicemail and provide as much information as possible, including a good call back number and/or email address to reach you. Please feel free to email us for the quickest return time.

Applicants or Program Inquiries: [email protected]

Existing Habitat Homeowners: [email protected] or [email protected]