Mission: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
Programs: The organization constructs affordable housing for sale to low income families. During the tax year ended the organization constructed and financed one home and completed infrastructure for 10 more lots.
Habitat for Humanity helps build housing for partner families. I originally signed up to help paint. Through their Women Build program, I have learned so much more. Volunteers are encouraged to try different construction skills within their own comfort zone. I have learned to build porches and stairs, install baseboards, build sub floors and walls, install insulation ,windows, and doors, build walls and apply foam insulation. And yes, I have even painted. I have made new friends and seen the great joy the family experiences when they receive the keys to their new home. I have gained the confidence to make repairs in my own home that have saved us a few dollars. This has been a definite growing experience.