The response from people wanting to help has been overwhelming. People stop me on the street all the time to give me their name and telephone number and say, "Call me, I really want to help."
I hope we can start making some of those calls soon, but a more immediate need is money: Money to buy building materials to put up a shell, get it framed in and a roof on before winter sets in. This is the time of year when we all get our "Alaska windfall," or more correctly, permanent fund dividend. If each of us would contribute just 1 percent to Habitat for Humanity, our partner family would soon be in their home.
This year's dividend is $1,540.76, so 1 percent is about $15. Surely we can each spare that so a single mom and her two sons can have a simple, decent place to live.
Please make your tax-deductible donations payable to Habitat for Humanity-South Kenai Peninsula, 770 East End Road, Homer.