Mission: Seeking to put god's love into action, habitat for humanity brings people
Programs: 1. Home construction operations of nondenominational christian org. To provide home ownership opportunities for low-income partners and to develop communities. Homes are constructed using volunteer and partner labor, and sold at cost with a no-interest mortgage. Partners are selected, and receive ongoing support in homeownership, by staff and trained volunteers. 10% of unrestricted donations are sent to the parent organization, habitat for humanity international, for the construction of homes in areas of critical need abroad at relatively much lower cost. We have designated our contribution for use in haiti. (note: proceeds from the sales of homes take the form of long-term 0% interest mortgages held by the affiliate; or in some cases sold to other nonprofit or government agencies, to provide funds for ongoing home construction. Program expenses include direct and indirect construction costs, partner services, and discounting for 'present value' of mortgages).
ii. Restore operation operated restore selling donated building materials and household goods at discounts to the public in a rural, low-income area. Profits are used to support home construction. Volunteers assist with pickups, stocking, and other store operations.