Our Increased Response to COVID-19


Lake and Geauga County, Ohio. — Our team has been closely monitoring the escalations surrounding Coronavirus / COVID-19, and now is the time for us to do even more to protect you, our team, Habitat partner families, and the community we care deeply for. I’m writing today to share how we are increasing our efforts to help flatten the curve of this harmful disease in the weeks ahead.

This is an increasingly difficult time for people, businesses, and organizations all across the country and our community. As a nonprofit that relies entirely on the support of others, please know we are making these difficult decisions prayerfully—but we need your help. Here are the protective measures we are enacting today:

Administrative Offices:

Here’s what we are doing.

  • Our staff will be available and actively working remotely, replying to phone calls, voicemails, and emails during this time. Any scheduled meetings are being evaluated and will be held as planned or remotely. We will re-evaluate this practice at the end of March.
  • Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity has canceled the Framing the Future

Stay tuned for future updates.

Here’s how you can help us.

Habitat ReStores in Geauga and Lake County:

Here’s what we are doing.


  • March 18th will be our last day of donation pickups. All remaining donation pickups must be outside, in a garage or in an “open air” location.  ReStore staff will remain vigilant on disinfecting incoming donations and trucks.
  • March 18th will be our last day receiving drop off donations. We will have staff on the dock receiving donations from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


  • The ReStore will be closed for retail operations effective Thursday, March 19th . Customers are welcome to pick-up their sold items from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18th. If you are unable to retrieve your purchased items by Wednesday, March 18th please call the ReStore as soon as possible at
    440-226-3212 ex1 for an extension or refund.

Here’s how you can help us.

This disease vigorously affects the most vulnerable in our communities, so please join us in praying for those who are already ill and those who may become ill. Pray for our government leaders and medical professionals. Pray for protection over our entire community and all those who come in contact with this Habitat ministry.

Jim Thie,
Executive Director
Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity