Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

Rating: 1.67 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, International, Religion

Location: 121 Habitat St Americus GA 31709 USA

Mission: Habitat for Humanity International 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. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, HFHI retains complete control over the use and distribution of donated funds in furtherance of its mission.
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am not sure why some people are posting reviews of local groups they have been involved with when these reviews are for the national organization. I'm sure that there are some local programs that are not well organized but I think internationally Habitat is doing a great job. They try to give people the boot straps to lift themselves up with. It is a requirement that recipients have the means to sustain themselves in order to keep their house and the local organizations provide help with finding jobs and setting up and managing their budgets so they don't loose their house. We have donated for over 30 years now on a monthly auto-pay plan and we are very proud of the national and the local organization we are involved with.

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2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

they wouldnt explain what was done with a donation and after i asked to unsubscribe they kept mailings up for 6 months

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2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

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I was happy to contribute to Habitat after the Haiti earthquake. I was not so happy to begin receiving solicitations for donations even before I received a confirmation of my donation. Phone, email and mail solicitations continued on a DAILY basis, including weekends, evenings and weekend evenings. I received as many as 6 phone calls per day.

I question the % spent on fundraising when subsidizing literally thousands of contacts to one person in one year.

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The number of solicitation requests bordered on harassment. I would never contribute to this organization again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire the fund-raising company

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