Gene Chun Home Build

Through Gene’s 37 year career with Delta Airlines he was introduced to Habitat for Humanity and volunteered on his first build in Salt Lake City, Utah during 1998. That’s when he first got hooked, and continued his work with Habitat until his passing in November 2015.

A Generous Life

Gene was deeply involved with Habitat for Humanity for over 20 years, giving his time, money and expertise skills toward ;helping 74 families reach their dreams of homeownership. He brought his fun and energetic Hawaiian spirit to every construction site, making the Habitat experience fun for everyone involved. ; ;Gene enjoyed spending his time volunteering on SLVH construction sites and participating as an active member of the Family Selection Committee. His passion seemed be the thickest in regards to the Partner Families — from the very first step of the application process, all the way through to the years and years after they moved into their homes; he loved being a part of helping low income families achieve the dream of homeownership. Gene took great pride in the work of Habitat, and Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity took great pride in having Gene as part of our family.

His family, friends and co-workers partnered together and raised over $45,000, to help build another Habitat home for a low-income family, keeping Gene’s legacy alive for many years to come.

Because of Gene Chun

  • The dream of homeownership has become a reality for 74 families.
  • 53 single parents no longer need to worry about rent going up, or struggling to keep a roof over their children’s heads.
  • 166 children have a stable place to call “home” and a safe yard to play in.
  • 266 people have been given a hand-up, a chance to make a change in the world, by ending the cycle of poverty