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Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region

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Causes: Christianity, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Religion

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.

Results: Served over 110 families to date Houses are sold through a no-profit, no-interest mortgage Habitat International has built over 300,000 homes since 1976 A new Habitat house is completed somewhere in the world every 21 minutes.

Target demographics: eliminate poverty housing and making decent shelter a reality for all deserving families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since 1987 HFH, GTR has helped over 110 families with housing needs.

Geographic areas served: Grand Traverse Region

Programs: Building homes, hope and communities Offering educational workshops and events Working with GT Region through Outreach Programs

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Habitat's mission is helping to eliminate poverty serving one deserving family at a time. Working with the Depot Neighborhood development we have placed 5 families and on Phase 3 - building for 2 more. This is a community where families can have a successful future.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping deserving families with home-ownership last a lifetime. The happy tears I felt on the Depot Neighborhood dedication where 2 more families received keys to their home was touching. Watching them work along side volunteers building, learning and developing skills made me proud. This organization charges lives and people in such a positive way. Volunteering with Habitat give a person the feeling and seeing their hard work come together to better our community.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization helping to eliminate poverty in Grand Traverse Region. All because of so many caring volunteers.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Habitat for the past ten years. Before my retirement a co-worker knew I enjoyed construction and asked me to participate in the Jimmy Carter "blitz build". I have lost count, but I am sure I have participated in providing at least forty families a new and affordable home. Each of their stories are unique. But the "joy" that they demonstrate is universal. Each family works alongside the volunteers as they build their house. You hear their story and enjoy what they express daily as they see their dream materialize.
The organization staff and board of directors are wonderful. They "walk the talk" of being committed to their mission. They are very supportive of helping the recipient families prepare to be owners of new home. They are invested in doing all that they can to make sure the ownership is a long term success. The construction supervisor makes sure that the work is of high quality. Each work day you enjoy the working with other volunteers who are also committed to building a quality, energy efficient home. You always receive a heart felt thank-you from the supervisor. Additionally the director and her staff find various ways to let you know you are valued.
A great organization with a great mission.

Thomas Keith