The Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors is a multi-year partner of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam. This year, however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the KVBOR is unable to volunteer as a large group out of an abundance of caution. However, board members are helping Habitat in a different way this year.
On Thursday, October 21, 2021, two board members, following safety procedures recommended by the CDC, volunteered in Habitat’s Teays Valley ReStore Boutique marking the fifth year that the Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors has partnered with Habitat for Humanity. Members of the Board also presented Habitat’s executive director, Dr. Andrew Blackwood, with a check for $1,000 that will be used to purchase new building materials.
Habitat partners with homebuyers from Kanawha and Putnam counties to help build houses that are sold at a zero-interest mortgage. Hundreds of volunteers give their time each year to help with construction. During construction, homebuyers must complete Habitat’s education program and spend hundreds of hours working on their future home.
The Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors is a local real estate trade association which represents hundreds of local Realtors, appraisers, and affiliate members throughout the Kanawha Valley. KVBOR provides leadership for the Realtor community by protecting the interests of its members, promoting their value to the real estate consumer, setting its members to the highest standards of professionalism, and advocating private property rights.