To maximize our effect on the local economy, HDA buys building materials, tools, and equipment from local businesses. In fact, on average, HDA spends $1,500 each working hour of every workday on local labor, materials, and subcontractors! Throughout our history, we’ve invested over $55 million back into the local economies of Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties in East Kentucky – all of which have been identified as “persistent poverty counties” by the USDA and are four of the poorest counties in the nation.
Businesses and corporations that partner with us and/or donate to us provide us with immense resources, help us greatly in providing better futures for low-income East Kentucky families in need, and work alongside us to build stronger mountain communities. In-kind gifts from our local community and beyond are very much appreciated and help us as we increase our production goals to serve our next 1,000 families in just 10 years!
Anytime an individual, business, or corporation donates materials or services to HDA, these donations are called “gifts in-kind.” Instead of giving a financial gift, the individual, business, or corporation donates needed construction materials and/or services.
Examples of this type of gift are building materials (lumber, shingles, nails, siding, insulation, etc.), tools, appliances, equipment, vehicles, and other types of tangible property. (The donor determines the dollar value of in-kind gifts. For large gifts, such as equipment and vehicles, an appraisal prepared by an independent party is required before we can place a dollar value on the gift.)
Community partnerships are key to making our work possible. HDA builds 17 to 20 new homes and completes 50-60 home repairs/rehabs each year! With this high level of production required to meet the needs of our region’s people, in-kind gifts are always welcome and much needed at HDA. They are especially needed now as we face the effects of inflation, supply chain issues, and steadily rising prices on residential construction materials.
Every donation of goods and services – no matter how large or small – is deeply appreciated. Contact us for more information on giving in-kind gifts today!
Mindy Miller, Director of Development & Communications