Mission: Maumee valley habitat for humanity is a christian, non-profit organization that brings people together to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for lower-income people in lucas county, ohio and around the world through homeownership and repair programs.
Programs: Homeownership: in 2014, maumee valley habitat for humanity closed on 5 homes built or rehabbed to lower-income families of lucas county through 0% interest loans. The homes are also affordable to families with limited income because of the 27,932 donated labor hours of 1,096 volunteers in 2014 and the support of generous donors and sponsoring organizations. Through the homeownership program 22 adults and children were housed in 2014. Each future homeowners partners with the affiliate prior to the purchase of their home through 250 sweat equity hours in which they attend homeowner, financial, and home maintenace education classes and volunteer with the affiliate. Through our 2014 tithe (10% gift of all undesignated donations) to habitat for humanity ethiopia, haiti, and tajikistan, an additional 3 families were housed in 2014 bringing the total to 100 international families since maumee valley habitat's inception.
restore operations: restore sells new and used building materials, appliances, and larger home furnishings at a great savings to shoppers. Most items for sale are donated to restore which provides an environmentally and socially-responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills and provides donors with a tax deduction. As good stewards of the earth, maumee valley habitat also deconstructs many buildings each year that are set to be torn down, taking any salvagable material to sell in restore. Net proceeds from restore fund our homeownership and repair services.
repair programs: the affiliate offers lower-income homeowners in lucas county two repair programs to help them maintain the safety and value of their home. Home repair ministry (hrm) provides health and safety related repairs. A brush with kindness (abwk) provides exterior painting and maintenance of homes to protect the home from water damage and to maintain the curb appeal and value of the home and neighborhood. Both programs are offered to homeowners at just the cost of materials. Homeowners are also offered a 0% interest loan if needed. In 2014, 30 families partnered with maumee valley habitat through hrm and abwk.
Maumee Valley Habitat has a heart for helping people through building lives, hope and homes. I've volunteered for seven seasons helping others fulfill their dreams while fulfilling my calling of serving others. The smiles of delight on the faces of the partner families show and tell it all. It makes serving all the more rewarding.
I encourage everyone to get involved. Count your blessings and pay it forward today. There truly is, "No Place Like Home".