Mission: We are the mesilla valley habitat for humanity (an affiliate of habitat for humanity international), serving the greater las cruces are in dona ana county, new mexico. We have given a hand up (rather than a hand out) to 88 new home owners in our community and are building more homes each build year (october-may).
Programs: The organization's main purpose is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by building and providing low-cost quality housing to families in greater las cruces area in dona ana county, new mexico.
the organization opened in 2007 the habitat for humanity restore (restore), which sells donated and surplus building materials and other items at discount prices. The restore is operated for the sole purpose of generating funds to assist in habitat's main purpose of building homes.
For me, working with Habitat has been the most exciting part of my retirement. You work WITH families you're helpeing, meet the kids whose lives you are strengthening. And the building work is so rewarding, as every nail. every shingle is another step towards a complete 'home', and you can say, I helped BUILD that. (LAnd my city can say, 'here's another tax payer.')
My experience was a positive one as a volunteer with Mesilla Valley Habitat ReStore. The team(employees and volunteers) all work great together. They made me feel like another member of their family. Oh and the amount of donors are just wonderful! Most of them come in eager and happy to donate to such a grat cause. "My neighbors all donate to Habitat" one said!!! It is such a wonderful feeling knowing not only is the ReStore helping the builds, but also the families that come in and shop such wonderful treasures at low costs!!!